[#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

[#551] Somebody To Love

I get down (down) on my knees (knees)
And I start to pray (praise the Lord)
‘Til the tears run down from my eyes
Lord, somebody, somebody (please)
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Queen, ♫Somebody To Love

Normally I do not rush to get posts done because I’m pretty good about things but life has been a bit hectic for me lately so I’m hustling to get this out with today being the last active day for the November round of The Men Jail. This was a pretty good round and I found myself having trouble picking things to blog and putting together ideas but I was inspired by a pose and prop set called “Rhapsody” by Urban Mind inspired by the legendary frontman of Queen, Freddy Mercury.

It was only fitting that I chose a song by Queen as the soundtrack to the post as being the fan of music as I am, this band has in many ways inspired a lot of the other musicians that I listen to as well today. They made some of the songs that will live on forever in our hearts and minds and with a unique a voice as anyone, Freddy is in a special class of vocalist which very few are a part of.

The pose set comes with two hand held microphones for some of the poses and a mic with a stand for the rest of the poses. It was really a great thought to use the “Classic Stage” by Spot On to show myself belting out one of Queen’s most awesome songs. I probably did an encore more than likely after I finished because their catalogue is so vast it would be terrible not to.

Urban Mind Rhapsody Pose & Prop Set features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer needed to use properly)
  • 3 mesh microphones (two hand-held and one with stand)
  • 6 different poses inspired by Freddy Mercury
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until November 28th (Hurry!)

I intended for this post to be a short one and besides the microphone I wanted to make sure I blogged the “Slender Suspenders Outfit” by HotDog. To me it is a unique type of outfit that you don’t really see all that often and has a vintage type feel to it which I thought paired up well with vintage rock. The outfit is kind of like a mini fatpack because you can use the 3 included HUDs to change the suspenders, shirt, and also the pants which I bought in the “Tartan” design as I love that kind of pattern.

With this outfit it was hard to choose what color combinations I wanted so I took several shots with different colors and thought what I chose worked best with the background and lighting. HotDog definitely gets props for coming up with a cool outfit concept as well as giving several different style types (there are two others besides the Tartan one) all with HUDs giving the ability to change the look a bunch of different ways.

HotDog Slender Suspenders Outfit (Tartan) features:

  • Original mesh
  • Includes Suspenders, Shirt and Pants
  • 3 HUDs included for each piece to change colors
  • Fits Belleza, Signature, and SLink Physique male bodies

November is only a few days away from being done for 2018 and December will come in with all new products from great events that I visit, am a part of, or my brand partners are involved in. I can’t wait to pair up things new and recent as I’ve been trying to do the last month or two and it seems like it has worked out for me.

After doing this post I certainly want to go see the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” but probably will not get a chance to until it makes its way onto blu-ray but that is okay as well because then I can just enjoy it at home at my own leisure with a bowl of popcorn and a beverage of my choosing. Sometimes that is the best way to go with the price of going to the movies being more and more all the time.

That’s all I have for this posting but check back again for more exciting fashion and accessories from the grid; it’s been a pleasure but I’m off in search of the next conversation.


HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

OUTFIT: HotDog – Slender Suspenders Outfit (Tartan) @ TMDNEW

STAGE: Spot On – Classic Stage @ BoardwalkNEW

POSE: Urban Mind – Somebody2luv @ The Men JailNEW

[#549] Coming Apart

You’re the one thing I can’t, I can’t lose
You’re my one thing

Red, ♫Coming Apart (Deconstructed)

This month seems to be flying by so fast and I realize that if I blink again it’ll be over and I still have a few commitments to make to the brands I blog for. Getting my rear in gear as they say I spent most of this afternoon messing with lighting and several different angles before I finally came up with something that felt close to what I saw in my head.

Speaking of commitments I am proud to announce my new partnership with MooLoo Body Arts! I had a conversation with Mikey after I did my post for Then Men Jail using their tattoo and he liked it so much he offered me a spot on their team and I really like tattoos but had not really taken advantage of it much and thought there was no better time then now so I thank you for giving me this opportunity and I hope that I can do you and the brand proud!

The Men Jail is featured in this post as well and is represented by the “Wool 3/4 Length Pants” by Gild. It might not necessarily be the right time of year in the real world to wear pants like this but I am indoors and virtually I don’t have to deal with climate or weather unless I choose to (which is the best part about it). These pants have four different color choices and one patterned pair which I couldn’t resist for this photo.

Flowers may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I like how they look and the pattern is fantastic.

Gild Wool 3/4 Length Pants features:

  • Original Mesh
  • Four solid colors and 1 pattern for individual sale
  • FATPACK available
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt, Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until November 28th

It would be foolish not to announce having a new brand partner and not feature one of their products out of the gate which brings the “Loser” Tattoo into focus. It is a full body tattoo that features several things that I like personally (Skulls, Wings and Lions of course!) I also like the words that go across the clavicle area which reads “Strength Through Loyalty” which is definitely something I can get behind as a message.

On the back there is a large diamond with the words “Diamonds Are Forever” scripted below it which is truly one of the toughest and most beautiful gems in history and can also describe people as well which makes this a tattoo one that I really like and am glad that I am getting the opportunity to feature it.

MooLoo is definitely growing as a brand and I see great things for them and of course the ways to reach them in-world as well as the marketplace are in the credits below and I recommend them to anyone looking for a new place to get ink that has exhausted their well of resources.

MooLoo Body Art Loser Tattoo features:

  • Full body unisex tattoo
  • Fresh (featured) and faded applier HUDs
  • Appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature and SLink all in one

With plenty to do this week and the Thanksgiving holiday approaching in the next few days which will include some insane shopping deals that I will likely have a hard time passing up virtually (I don’t generally deal with the madness in the real world because it is much too frustrating). The pose that I am using (X.T.C.’s KJ Bento Pose Set) is a part of an early celebration called “Black Friday Bazaar” and started on the 17th and lasts until the 27th. This set was one that I know there are more than one pose that I’ll be using for photos in the future.

There are many great items available besides poses as there are things that deal with Christmas as well for anyone into decorating their living spaces.

Now with all the important information out there, I think it’s time to put this entry to bed (as is sometimes said in literary circles) and get to the next photo full of new (and possibly old items) for the world to see. Until the next post hits this site it’s on to the next conversation for me to turn into art.


HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Thor Tone 02 @ Equal10NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
TATTOO: MooLoo Body Arts (Store / MP) – Loser Tattoo

PANTS: Gild – Wool 3/4 Length Pants (FATPACK) @ The Men JailNEW

POSE: X.T.C. Poses – KJ Pose Set @ Black Friday BazaarNEW

[#537] If I Had $1,000,000

If I Had $1000000
I’d build a tree fort in our yard.
If I Had $1000000
You could help, it wouldn’t be that hard.

Barenaked Ladies, ♫If I Had $1,000,000

In my last blog post I set a scene in the aspect of a survival horror game or show and I’ve swung it around to be less serious in nature and more of a happy/funny type scene where I’m totally “Hollyhood” as it was explained to me. This Barenaked Ladies song is one that has tickled my funny bone for years and I took advantage of it to put this scene together with it as my soundtrack.

When I think about it, the hypothetical nature of this song really can put things into perspective because what would anyone do if they had a million dollars? Each and every person that could be asked would likely have various answers and very few would be alike. Some would spend it on frivolous things that were unimportant to daily life while others may donate some to charity or take care of debts or replacing necessities.

The Men Jail has one week left before the prison doors close to restock with brand new products (and or designers) and for my look I have two items from the event that I want to share with the public.

Dossier has been creating all sorts of new things lately from shoes to pants to this new “Fur Coat”. The one thing I love about this brand is that their items are super affordable and also loaded with color options; you are not just paying for one single item but you get a fatpack with different color options. This coat gives you the ability to change both the outside fur and the inside lining of the coat in one easy to use HUD.

I can assure you that no virtual animals were harmed in the making of this photo and I say this as I feel like this is not a genuine but faux fur so people can rest easy.

Dossier Fur Coat features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • HUD for changing the outside fur and inside lining
  • 6 colors a piece to change each part of the coat
  • Will fit Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until Oct. 28th

The pants I am wearing also come from The Men Jail and are made by E.Storm and are called “Ave-Style” which I am wearing in black. I felt that it was the best color choice to go with whatever fur I would choose for the coat which was a brownish tone and had I decided on wearing white fur then I likely would have gone with white to match it.

One of the cool things about these pants is they have a cool tech type of design imprinted on them and I should also give you fair warning that you might like to wear them with a longer shirt or a coat as I have because they do show a bit of backside and some people are not enthusiastic to show the plumber side of them out in public.

E.Storm Ave-Style Pants feature:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 10 different colors/patterns to choose from (Black is worn)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until Oct. 28th

It has been an awful long time since I have had a hair that was new from the Argrace brand and now that they have started using new textures and also styling HUDs, I thought I would give one of their recent products a shot. This holdover from the Hair Fair called “Iori” is a longer hair that falls down to the neck and has the ability to be worn regularly or with a mirrored version where the long lock in the front can be worn on the opposite side.

While I like this hair for the features the one thing that I would change about it (and I don’t often feel that anything needs changing) is that the hair has a bit more volume than it needs to have. That could be because it’s marketed as a unisex product where females would be wearing it as well but for me it just feels like it could be a little less poofy (which is likely not a word but I’m a rebel sometimes).

Argrace IORI Hair FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Includes Styling HUD
  • 7 color packs (also sold seperately)
  • FATPACK contains 168 colors in total
  • Available now at the Argrace main store

Those are my three chosen features for this post and I hope anyone visiting that has not come across these in their travels will take a look at them up close for themselves. Without them it would have made putting this together not as easy I think because sometimes when I choose things I couldn’t see adding on or switching anything out.

I also hope that you got a little bit of a laugh out of this as I did while taking the photo; it was quite a blast and hope to post more fun moments like this coming up but I’m afraid for now I must wrap this up and start brainstorming on what is to come in the next blog. Thank you to anyone who has viewed this and until our paths once again cross, it’s onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Sinica Heights Trailer Park


HAIR: Argrace – IORI
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

COAT: Dossier – Fur Coat @ The Men JailNEW
PANTS: E.Storm – Ave-Style @ The Men JailNEW

POSE: Reve Obscura – Baddie ✦ Group Gift

[#536] Will It Bury Me?

If I fall again, will it be the end?
I know it’s wrong
You think I’m strong but I just pretend
Is it taking over?
Will it bury me?
Or will clarity become the cure for my disease?

Beartooth, ♫Disease

With a little under two weeks to go until my favorite day of the year, I’m doing another Halloween inspired scene. I shot this with a horror survival video game in mind (I didn’t have a specific one in mind because there are many good ones) with the idea that my avi is traversing through a prison where all sorts of no good is taking place.

Largely this idea came together quickly when the “Cell Block Massacre” backdrop by Paparazzi hit the Limit8 event; luckily for everyone that it is not a limited item because I know that it would easily have become sold out in no time by like-minded artists such as myself to try their hand at creating stunning images. The ambiance of the item itself combined with the right windlight will create wanted results and that is everything you want in a well made backdrop like this and I could go on and on but I think that would be too much.

Paparazzi Cell Block Massacre Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Built in lighting
  • High quality textures
  • Exclusively (but not limited) @ Limit8 until November 13th

From time to time I like to have my hair be a different color and I mean in one that is not a natural tone and I’ve done that here by using the Vibrants HUD on the “Luke Hair” from Modulus. Coordinating with the color of my pants that I’ll be detailing shortly I decided on going with a red to match the overall feel to my survival horror idea.

If I were asked to describe this style I would say it’s much like a mohawk but without the spike style (so it could even be a fauxhawk). I’ve seen this style on many major league baseball players over the last few seasons so it is growing in popularity in pop culture and sports. This is certainly another excellent product from the Alpha Nex-Gen Hair line that Modulus is known for.

Modulus Luke Hair features:

  • 100% original Alpha Nex-Gen Mesh
  • 5 color packs to choose from
  • Each pack contains 8 bases tones + integrated color pick HUD
  • 40 tone FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ FaMEShed until October 27th

Native Urban has been releasing quite a lot of footwear the last few months which is not a bad thing because they are all quality products but for The Men’s Department this month they have gone the extra mile and I’m excited about it. The “Groove Pants” are a skinny leg pant with decorative ropes on the right leg and a pocket on the left.

For anyone who is a FATPACK addict there is a lot of customization to these pants and you can easily change out any part of the pants with a color of your choice making it your own personal style whatever it may be in whatever moment you want. It was tough deciding on a color scheme for the pants but I went with what I was most comfortable with and went with a darker red with dark gray and white accents (rope and pocket).

The detail in these pants make them unique to anything I’ve seen lately and makes them stand out in the sea of jeans and slacks that are on the shelves in stores and events. You don’t want to miss on out these so hop over to TMD the first chance you get!

Native Urban Groove Pants features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Rope only included in FATPACK or by joining Store Group
  • 7 customizable parts with 21 colors to choose from
  • Exclusively @ TMD until October 31st!

Most I think are familiar with WetCat Poses as many people use them in their compositions (I myself have plenty of times) so I gladly am featuring one of their pose packs from Pose Fair. There are two different sets of “Amiec” poses but I went with the first as I feel like it worked well with the scene I was putting together to photograph.

This pose set has several different versions of each pose to accomodate for various things such as body shape which I think is pretty cool that a designer would be as considerate to make it easier for everyone that are using the poses to not have to fix or adjust so much while in the process of trying to capture the right photo in the right angle as well.

You can get your WetCat fix with all of their exclusives at the Pose Fair, it’s still going strong so there’s no excuse for you not to check it out if you haven’t already.

WetCat Poses Amiec Set1 Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento capable viewer required to work properly)
  • 4 poses to chose from
  • 3 versions of each pose
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until October 31st

Last but not lease I am wearing a tattoo and while I do not do that all that often (even though I try to find ways) I really thought this “Distortion” Tattoo from Urban street felt like it would help tell a story of perhaps a prisoner who seems to be stuck in the middle of a zombie virus and has to maneuver his way through the prison to try and seek a manor of escape to survive.

There are all sorts of scenarios I could have run with it but that’s just one of the few that spitballed out of my head while I was putting my look together. The tattoo is cool and felt it gave my look more of an edge than it would have had I not had it on.

UrbanStreet Distortion Tattoo features:

  • Unisex Tattoo
  • Applier HUDs for Omega, Signature and TMP bodies
  • 3 Different Tones (Dark, Light and Middle)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until October 28th

Now that I have covered all the things I wanted to feature it makes me kind of want to play a survival horror game but at the time of night that I am writing this it is not very likely because I have enough crazy dreams as it is to add on to it by playing something with hordes of the undead chasing me around every corner. Though I am starting to put together my next look and idea so I feel like I am ending this on a good note.

Hope everyone has a excellent weekend and until our paths cross again, it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Luke Hair @ FaMESHedNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
TATTOO: Urban Street – Distortion Tattoo @ The Men JailNEW

PANTS: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Groove Pants @ TMDNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Cell Block Massacre @ Limit8NEW

POSE: WetCat Poses – Amiec Set1 @ Pose FairNEW

[#535] I’m Getting Drunk On A Plane

I might be passed out
In the baggage claim
But right now
I’m drunk on a plane

Dierks Bentley, ♫Drunk On A Plane

When it comes to scenes that I’m doing photos with if I have a theme (or soundtrack as I have referred to before) I like plays on words. If there’s a certain thing in the lyrics that I hone into I find a location or decor that fits. FOXCITY gave me an idea that I’d been brainstorming for a long time but until they released the Flight Club Backdrop at Kustom9 I couldn’t make it a reality.

The overall meaning (or message) of Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk On A Plane” isn’t what I’m trying to convey here but I am looking at it from the viewpoint of maybe someone who is a celebrity that tends to like their beverages a bit too much and on a personal jet you can party like it’s 1999 (or 2018 whatever you might like). Though from the looks at it, it’s a bit more than a party with all the bottles and 6 packs of beer.

I am quite grateful to Aleriah for allowing me to borrow her platform and also the skybox to help make this blog entry possible. Most of the time I am very prideful and don’t want people to help or assist but sometimes you just have to and with the results of this I think it was the right decision. Learning and getting a different point of view from a peer can help you in ways you might not have considered before.

FOXCITY Flight Club Backdrop features:

  • 100% Original Mesh
  • 2 different backdrops included (Day and Night)
  • Exclusive to Kustom9 until Nov. 10th

The pose I am using is also from a set by FOXCITY that was a previously release that works with this backdrop but was originally designed for the Limo backdrop they brought out a few months ago. It’s good that it serves a dual purpose as I went through a few different poses before I chose this one for the final scene photo.

One of the things I enjoy about being a blogger for The Men Jail is that it is filled with designers I know and admire but also a few that are new to the scene that I may not have had much interaction with and the shirt I am wearing is one of them. Unleashed is not a brand until recently I was familiar with but this “Nathan” shirt is honestly cool. I wore it a few times before I used it in a picture and played with the different designs the shirt comes with (as there is are two HUDs in the FATPACK, one for plain shirts and also one for graphic designed shirts).

Now that I’ve had the experience of wearing a product by Unleashed, I will certainly be keeping an eye out for future releases from them as this one is a pleasant addition to my wardrobe.

Unleashed Nathan Shirt features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Single sale options (6 plain, 6 graphic tees)
  • FATPACKS options for each type available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until October 28th

While the above two items are integral to the makeup of this scene, some of the items which are a part of my look as well as the decor also give it that extra something to help tell the story. Without the “RetroNerd Glassesy” by Paparazzi and the “Halloway Ripped Jeans” by Cold-Ash I could have made a scene that was like this but they certainly helped as it was the look I wanted to achieve.

A big help also came from the “Chronos Beer” set from 220ml, which I’ve used in other photos but not in the same capacity as this one and not as epicly either. The detail in this set really blows me away and there are so many options for you to choose from down to empty cases to half empty bottles…and there’s even a lime (as well as a bottle with a lime wedge).

I think after this flight my virtual self will probably want to lay off the Chronos for a bit and probably sleep a day or so. That will give me time to plot out my next idea for this blog. Looks like it’s time for me to wrap this up and put this post to bed and get you to the really good part…the credits. I had a blast with this and until our paths cross again it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Stealthic – Rebellion
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard (Night)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

GLASSES: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – RetroNerd Shades ✦ Previously Blogged
SHIRT: Unleashed – Nathan Shirt @ The Men JailNEW
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Holloway Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ Previously Blogged

BACKDROP: FOXCITY – Flight Club (Day Travel) @ Kustom9NEW
BEER DECOR: 220ml (MP) – Chronos Beer ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: FOXCITY – Posh Pose Set

[#532] And I Inherited My Health

And I swallow these capsules, to regain my grip.
And I swallowed myself sick. And I inherited my health.

36 Crazyfists, ♫Bloodwork

The whole month of October always inspires me to do strange photos (even though I do them all year round but they are extra fun in October). I’m trying my hand at being a neighborhood Jason as opposed to terrorizing a camp. Running around and scaring people left and right in some super short shorts with only a hockey mask and a machete. Seems like it might be a cold time with there being a chill in the air now but when your adrenaline is running on all cylinders it could be -10 degrees and you could be as warm as a Sherpa blanket.

Speaking of Machete’s, Attitude has a really sweet pose set (not sweet as in candy or relationship of course) at Pose Fair. This means that anyone who goes to the event can check out this set and mirror a psychopath in their photography. With 5 differing poses and an included machete (one for each hand to fit the pose that best goes with it) Halloween photography will get that much better as it certainly inspired me along with a visit to Missing Mile, a long standing rp sim that is so well put together an photogenic in a creepy way.

Attitude Machete Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento required viewer to use as intended)
  • Mesh machete’s included (left and right hand)
  • 5 different poses (static and poseball versions)
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until October 31st (Halloween!)

What psycho slasher isn’t caked with blood? You’re going to have to find me one that doesn’t because every single one I’ve ever seen on TV or on film is always bloody in some capacity which is why I am using a really good blood splatter applier from Revolver Tattoo called “Halloween Blood”. I really am a fan of how it helped bring my buff slasher together and helps show how much he got into his work.

Finding blood appliers can be hit and miss but this one was definitely scratched that itch and gave that extra added something to the look and also helped create the scene along with a good surrounding and also good lighting on top of that.

Revolver Tattoo Halloween Blood features:

  • Appliers for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt and Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until October 28th

Lastly most everyone knows about The Arcade’s Halloween Pop-Up round that is going on right now but just in case you don’t…they have a special round with machines centering on the ooky and spooky. It began on the 6th of October and will last until the 31st of October (which as you know is Halloween woohoo) and so far it’s been a hit because many people who have been trying to get in to play the machines have had a hard time due to their only being one sim for this special event instead of three.

One of the machines that I thought was super cool was the Versov machine which has an assortment of masks, a few knives, a machete, some severed arms and two different pairs of shoes (one limited Bloody version and a non bloody FATPACK with an assortment of colors). I knew after I ended up with the bloody shoes and a mask that looks similar to the classic movie killer I just needed a few more things and a look would be complete.

I added the blood applier and threw on the “Gerard” shorts by LOB and wandered around the streets of Missing Mile to find a location and the rest as they say is history. There is a policy of not going into houses on the sim to photograph and I remain respectful to that so I stood right at the threshold of a house that looked like it was at a good spot and went to work.

Versov Maskov v.9 and FEAROV Bloody RARE Sneakers features:

  • 100% Original Mesh
  • 75L to play machine to potentially win
  • Resizeable via clicking item (Mask)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni – Worn in pic)
  • Exclusively available @ The Arcade Halloween Pop Up Round until Oct. 31st

With the spirit of the month coursing through me I can assure you that there will definitely be more photos similar to this coming down the road and could be as soon as the very next blog post but check back just to see what I’ll have going on because I feel that I’m doing some of my best work as of late and am enjoying sharing it with whomever sees it.

Now it’s back to the brainstorming and putting together the next look but until our paths might cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Missing Mile


HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
BLOOD: Revolver Tattoo – Halloween Blood @ The Men JailNEW

MASK: Versov – Maskov v.9 @ The Arcade Halloween Pop UpNEW
SHORTS
: LOB – Gerard Short
SHOES: Versov – FEAROV – BLOODY RARE @ The Arcade Halloween Pop UpNEW

POSE: Attitude – Machete Pose Pack @ Pose FairNEW

[#530] I Want It Now!

’cause I want it now
I want it now
Give me your heart and your soul
And I’m breaking out
I’m breaking out
Last chance to lose control

Muse, ♫Hysteria♫

After going on a mass blogging binge this week I decided to recharge a little bit and take a day off yesterday and had considered doing so the whole weekend but I felt a bit jazzed and pumped (pun slightly intended) and chose to shoot this scene while it was still in my head. Maybe the idea as a whole doesn’t really gel completely because I don’t know anyone insane enough to bench press near steps but I’ve done some unconventional things in my days so I’m going to get away with it.

I was thinking of a tune that would work with this and remembered one of my old favorites that I’d play constantly when I was virtually jamming out on Rock Band. “Hysteria” by Muse has always been one of those songs that would get me hyped up because it has such a killer bass line and I always enjoyed that aspect of the song when I would play it on the game.

Working out even in the virtual world requires some high energy rock and I found it in this song and aided me along with the “Kaleb” pose set by Kokoro Poses. This set of poses is probably at the top 5 of any of the workout poses that I’ve ever had at my disposal and I didn’t have to make any adjustments to my shape to make it work and not having to add more effort into styling and setting up is a plus in my book.

One of the best things I like about Kokoro Poses is that they add an incentive with their full sets of poses by adding poses that you wouldn’t get if you purchased them as singles and really why would you want to buy just one pose especially if you change your mind mid photo and wish you had gotten one of the other poses? That way if you have the full pose pack you can just throw them in a stand and switch to what you want to work with.

Kokoro Poses Kaleb Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer required for proper use)
  • Mesh weights included that fit each pose specificially
  • 5 poses + 2 full pack exclusives (7 in all)
  • Exclusively @ Hipster Men’s Event until October 16th

Track or sweat pants are in my opinion one of the best and most comfortable ways to exercise because you don’t have to worry about the pinch or bind that you might get with jeans (which to me is a no-no anyway). ExalteD has a new pair of pants at the upcoming round of The Men Jail that I was excited to throw on and use for this blog. I originally planned to wear a shirt as well with this but I thought best to show off those ab muscles and save a shirt from getting drenched with sweat and getting all smelly.

I love the color options for the “Nick” Pants because they are all colors that I would wear and instead of copping out and wearing black or white, I went with the light (or baby) blue color represent one of the alternate old school colors of my favorite baseball team who are a game away from moving on in the National League playoffs are are perceived as underdogs that won’t get far (but I believe!) There is a nice black with white piping on the side of the pants to give it added style.

ExalteD Nick Pants FATPACK features:

  • 100% mesh
  • 12 different colors to choose from (changeable via HUD)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail starting October 8th and available until October 28th

For footwear I thought the best type of shoe to pair with the pants was a lo-top sneaker and one of my favorite brands, Native Urban’s latest release fit what I was looking for. The “Pryda” sneakers are constructed similar to the “Woodboat” pair that I blogged not too long ago but they are not exact. I think even the colors available in the full pack are different from one another.

These sneakers are casual for just about any kind of situation you might find yourself in where you are not required to dress in a fancy suit. Perfect for hanging out at the beach, going to a club, or just kicking it at your place.

However, for those of you with the Belleza (Jake) body you won’t be able to use these because they were made specifically for Signature products.

Native Urban Pryda Sneakers All Colors features:

  • 100% Mesh
  • 12 customizable parts with 21 colors (changeable via HUD)
  • Fitted for Signature (Geralt and Giann) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ Signature Event from October 1st – 20th

Lately I’ve been rolling through my list of hairs to blog from Modulus and this time out I am wearing the “Alfie” hair. This side combed hair is about chin length and can be paired with just about any type of hairbase (I chose a side faded one for this look). The best part is that you can choose between which side you have it combed to because Modulus now gives you both left and right sided versions. This has been a recent feature which I am absolutely grateful for and I’m glad that owner, Chucky Hollak, has given the option to us.

I’m sure I am not the only one who is ecstatic for this feature and I have a feeling that this is not even a fraction of what is to come so like all of you I wait for what is next in the already feature heavy Modulus Alpha Nex-Gen products line.

Modulus Alfie Hair features:

  • 100% Original Alpha Nex-Gen Mesh
  • Left or Right side parts included
  • 5 color HUDs with 8 standard colors
  • HUD contains integrated color picker for added customization
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ Uber until October 22nd

Of course I cannot forget to mention the backdrop that helped put this scene together; which is one of the recent releases from Paparazzi. It is not brand new as it was a part of one of the rounds of Cosmopolitan but their bi-weekly rounds makes it difficult sometimes to get something from there and feature it while it is brand new.

The “Graff Tagged Door” backdrop gives the feel of it being a part of an abandoned building that squatters or curious people have snuck into (also read broken into) and used their spray cans to write different things on the doors and walls or whatever else they feel like. In my mind I picture myself being someone who has found a way to make it an abandoned gym and go there to lift weights or do some kind of parkour. The ideas of where that could go are almost limitless and because it is a virtual concept I won’t have to worry about the authorities!

Paparazzi Graff Tagged Door Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 4 different color schemes available (sold seperately)
  • Resizeable via click
  • Currently available @ Papparazzi main and marketplace stores!

This all seems like a mouthful so I’m going to finish this blog post up so you can get to the good part if you haven’t already and I will definitely be back with more goods from some of the latest events that have just started and also more from Pose Fair and The Men Jail. I look forward to getting back to work and until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Alfie Hair @ UberNEW
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: Birth – Full Beard ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

PANTS: ExalteD – Nick Pants @ The Men JailNEW
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Pryda Sneakers @ Signature EventNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Graff Tagged Door B

POSE: Kokoro Poses (Store / MP) – Kaleb @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

[#525] Enter Sandman

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re off to Never—, Neverland

Metallica, ♫Enter Sandman

September is about to give way to October and I thought that I would get a head start on my October festivities and take some items that I’ve gathered up; as I was putting my idea together I realized that I really didn’t have a song to use as a soundtrack to back it up. It wasn’t difficult as I came up with it quite quickly and went to an old classic that I knew I had never used before on the blog (as I have a longstanding unspoken rule not to repeat a song I’ve used even if I’ve become better as an artist since I first used it).

Enter Sandman is an essential song in the Metallica catalogue and the self titled album (or also known as The Black Album) came out at a time when I was really starting to get really involved in enjoying music and realizing how it connects us to all the parts of our life in different phases: good, bad or ugly). The backdrop I am using from Saintstreet is called “Dreams” so I thought I would play upon that with a more of a nightmarish feel. The look I put together is something I’d consider not to want to come across in any type of situation.

The Men Jail’s September round is just about to end in a few days so I wanted to get at least one more item in before they lock up to restock for October. For this post I have the “Frank HB + Harness” by i.mesh and I’m not into the bondage scene but felt adding this to my look would be freaky, would you agree? So the harness also comes with a shaved hairbase that stands out with what appears to be scarring.

I feel like this could be used several different ways (not only just for people that are into fetishes) and this is what I can tell you about the product to help you find out if it is right for you.

i.mesh Frank HB and Harness features:

  • 2 different harness versions included
  • HUD included to change leather strap and metal options of harness
  • Hairbase HUDS for Akeruka, CATWA and Omega
  • Exclusively available until Septmber 28th @ The Men Jail

When it comes to gacha events most people know the usual. There’s the crown jewel in the Arcade which has been going strong for 6 years and then there is The Epiphany which has been around for a couple as well and most recently I’ve become slightly acquainted with Lootbox. I’m still learning about the event so the next time I blog something from the event I’ll have more info about it.

ANTINATURAL has a set at the event called “Mad Malice” which is loosely based upon Alice In Wonderland with a very amped up gore factor. The “Unlost Arms” that I am featuring from the “NIGHTMARE” RARE pack are very creepy claw handed decaying arms. I thought the arms were perfect for the idea that I was building and managed to get a hold of this this via resale. It’s not only great that you get these creepy arms but it also comes with a prop and a skybox which makes it a super value if you can get it for pull price.

There is also a DAYDREAM RARE which you can take both of the skybox items and use them to create a “through the looking glass” type effect which I have not seen pictures of yet but I bet it is very cool. Products like this are what make being able to have the Halloween spirit all year round possible and that will get a thumbs up from me every time.

ANTINATURAL NIGHTMARE LOOTBOX features:

  • Part of Mad Malice gatcha machine
  • 3 items included: Liddell’s Nightmare (Skybox), Misfortune Teller (Bloody) and Unlost Arms
  • Unlost Arms come with color changing HUD (fitted for Signature Gianni only)
  • Exclusively @ Lootbox until October 19th

On October 1st the fun begins when the Pose Fair returns for it’s final round of the year and I’m getting a head start with a pose set from HotDog. This store has been on my radar for a bit as I’ve been to their store location (which they share with another unique store, Clemm). I hadn’t quite picked up any poses from the store because I didn’t have any ideas for them yet but I know when I do I’ll be back to stock up. Not only do they make poses but they also make other interesting items such as gothic attire and insane looking mesh heads.

The “Conceited” set fit perfectly with the overall theme of this blog and it also helped me get a head start on Pose Fair which I can tell you is going to be great. There is an even bigger variety of pose creators at this round as the event organizers have increased the size of the land for the event. I assure you that there are going to be a lot of goodies for the lover of poses and those photographers out there. When this event opens on the 1st you are going to want to get in on the action.

HotDog Conceited Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required to use properly)
  • 10 different poses to choose from
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair starting October 1st

It took me a lot longer to write this than I anticipated but I wanted to make sure the information was as accurate as possible and it just so happens that the Baseball season is getting close to it’s regular season conclusion and the pennant races are very interesting and have me enthralled so I’ve also been keeping my head in that as well.

I have another post in the works that could possible see light of day tomorrow depending on if things come together the way I’d like them to. Looking for a location at the moment and I think I’m going to revisit New Amsterdam (providing that it is still active and I hope it is). There’s more Pose Fair goodies as the event is about to begin next week Monday (that’s good timing I’d say!)

For those of you who are still getting that last little bit of summer lingering, I’m right there with you trying to get as much of it as possible. Until our paths may cross again, onto the next conversation…


HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

HARNESS: i.mesh – Frank HB + Harness @ The Men JailNEW
CLAWS: ANTINATURAL – Unlost Arm (Gacha) @ LOOTBOXNEW
PANTS: Gild – Mod Slim Pants (Black) ✦ Previously Blogged

SKYBOX: Saintstreet – Dream Backdrop @ Dubai EventNEW

POSE: Hotdog – Conceited Poses @ Pose Fair (Oct 1st) ✦ NEW