[#524] Only The Strong Survive

It’s mine
It’s pure and…
As decent as I can make myself inside
We all know only strong survive

FLAW, ♫Only The Strong

For a very long time I have used music as a coping mechanism, as a soundtrack to not only this blog but also my life. That is one of the reasons why I have never strayed away from using anything other than music to bring inspiration, awareness and sometimes calm to the storms within my head. With my post today I’m using a song which has helped fuel me in dark times as a reminder that if you can remain strong in moments of struggle that you can rise back up and overcome anything.

I thought it would be a good idea to dig it up with having a bit of a creative block as of late and recall that I’ve been in that spot before and I found a way out of it. Strength is not only something that is physical but emotional as well and with my scene in this blog it is showing more of a physical strength it is still very much a mental one as well.

The Men Jail has an item by the store, Bent, which came around at a good time for me use it for the scene. The “#punchingbag” prop comes with poses built inside so you can either display yourself boxing, using your legs to kick, standing beside the bag after a sparring session and a couples pose added in for you to bring a friend or significant other along for the fun.

BENT #punchingbag Prop/Pose features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 4 poses included (adjustable by clicking)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 28th

It’s not often that I share information about a shape I am using as most of the time they are ones that I’ve had made or that I’ve adjusted from one that I have purchased but I couldn’t pass up the “Jeremy” shape by Go&See. I really like how this looks and am also wearing a previously blogged skin “Theo” which is also by Go&See but I am using the summer tone and that is something I’ve not done previously.

The shape has a handsome yet rugged face and gives the appearance of “I may be good to look at but don’t test me”. That probably didn’t make a ton of sense but I thought it sounded good as I was writing it and chose not to go back and reword it.

Go&See Jeremy Shape features:

  • Included style card (to give best look as intended)
  • Shape works best with Signature bodies
  • Eyebrow shaper also included
  • Exclusively @ Men Only Monthly until October 15th

Modulus’ latest release at the Man Cave event has made it’s way onto my head for this look. “Ryan” is a shorter length hair that can be worn to show it being combed to either the left or right side and that is one of the latest features of the brand’s hair products and that earns a 5 stars from me. I sometimes never know which angle is going to be the best when I’m setting up a photo so having that option to be able to make the product look good as well as the composition.

Modulus Ryan hair features:

  • 100% original “next gen” alpha hair mesh
  • Mirrored left and right versions
  • 5 color HUDs + integrated color tinting
  • 40 standard colors to choose from
  • FATPACK also available for purchase
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until October 9th

My footwear is one of the newest releases by Native Urban dubbed the “Custom Sneakers” and that very applicable with the purchase of the FATPACK. For anyone that isn’t familiar with the Native Urban brand their top notch footwear has a HUD in the “All Colors” pack that allows you to break down the colors for just about every section of the shoe so that you can style it in a way that fits best.

With the amount of colors provided and faces that can be color changed it’s easy to say that you could go a long time without ever having to wear the same exact shoe style. I myself like things that can be changed to give it longer longevity as well to make it just about brand new every time you put it on. This is one of the many reasons to choose Native Urban for your sneaker fix.

Native Urban Custom Sneaker features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 12 customizable shoe parts (All Colors Pack)
  • 22 different colors (All Colors Pack)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male bodies
  • Exclusively for sale @ TMD until September 30th

As I wrap this up, I hope that anyone who manages to view and read this and relates to the beginning of the post knows that even though it is cliche to say that things get better in time…they truly do even if it seems to happen more than once in a lifetime. Strength can be found in many ways either through family, friends, a random meeting and by determination and will.

It also never hurts to show compassion and kindness because even if it isn’t show outwardly most of us are fighting some kind of battle. Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation.


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Ryan Hair @ Man CaveNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Theo (Summer) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
SHAPE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Jeremy @ M.O.MNEW

PANTS: Chuck Size – Jordan Slim – FATPACK
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Custom Sneakers (All Colors) @ TMDNEW

PUNCHING BAG: BENT – #punchingbag @ The Men JailNEW
SKYBOX: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Forgotten Rooms

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[#522] One More Day

 

For one more day, (They can’t take this away, it’s far from over)
I’m not afraid to fall (We can’t stay in a place we don’t belong)
For one more day, (They can’t take this away, it’s far from over)
We try to save it all

10 Years, ♫One More Day

Sometimes blogging much like regular writing can cause blocks in creativity and for the last week I’ve been experiencing just that. Trying to find the right products and the ideas to go with them has been troubling and it’s something I am not fond of but it does happen.

With a week removed from the opening of The Men Jail, I finally found some inspiration in the form of the “Duct Tape Gag” by Short Leash. While it has a lot more functions than I will possibly ever use it for (it has built in RLV which I will sheepishly admit that even after being around the grid for as long as I have…do not know the slightest clue about what it does). The tape itself was my way to relay some of the words from “One More Day” by 10 Years, which serves as the soundtrack for this post.

This is the first time that I’ve encountered any kind out mouth tape that wasn’t an applier so I really thought it was creative and worthy of getting a feature on the blog; while it may not be for everyone it is a fun component to add to photos and even role-playing situations for anyone who might be holding someone hostage (not something I encourage just to make it known).

Short Leash Dirt Tape Gag // Silver features:

  • 100% mesh
  • Included HUD includes phrases to put on tape
  • Resizable via HUD or by object editing
  • Normal and RLV enabled versions included
  • Black and Pink versions also available
  • FATPACK version with all three colors available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 30th

Not long ago I blogged one of the two hairs from Modulus at The Men’s Department and I’m finishing that event up by showing you the other offering at the event named “Zander”. This side combed hair is not super long in length and does a good job of keeping the eyes free from being covered and that is something I prefer from hairs of a longer nature.

Keeping up with the trend of offering mirrored versions of the hair, “Zander” definitely gets a thumbs up from me; I even chose a color from the vibrants HUD for a change of pace and really enjoy how it looks. So much that I’ll re-visit it again in the near future with another current release.

Modulus Zander Hair features:

  • 100% original alpha mesh
  • Integrated color picker HUD
  • 40 different pre-existing hair colors (5 different HUDs)
  • Sold separately or as a FATPACK
  • Left and right sided hair versions
  • Exclusively @ TMD through Sep. 30th

Go&See has been releasing quite a few eyes lately and I am certainly trying to stay on top of it but as I mentioned at the beginning of the post it’s been difficult for me because of the bit of a creative block that I’ve been going through. One thing that I haven’t done in four years of blogging has been giving myself the chance to take a break. It sounds silly that I should just allow myself that but in the back of my head I would feel as if I am letting the brands that associate themselves with me down and these small little interruptions never last long; another reason would be that if I stopped completely for a period of time I am too afraid that I would not return to it even though it is a passion and love of mine.

This latest release “Pose” is a part of the current crop of items that are a part of this months round of PocketShop. If you are are unfamiliar with this it is a HUD based shopping experience that takes place monthly much like events but a catalog is posted on their website and also through the HUD which you can purchase for free via there in-world HQ or by going to their marketplace store. The items that are featured are also shown in the HUD so that you know exactly what you are purchasing and buying is easy and can be done one of two ways: purchasing credits or allowing the HUD to use funds from your account. It is extremely safe and something I’d recommend as it is a very nice alternative to trying to get into an event right away on opening day. This can be done from the comfort of your home, skybox, platform etc…

Go&See Pose Eyes features:

  • 100% mesh eyes (for classic avatars)
  • Applier HUDs for CATWA and Genus Project
  • 10 styles to choose from
  • Exclusively sold through PocketShop until October 4th

The backdrop I am using comes from Paparazzi, it was originally from a previous round of Cosmopolitan and should now be in stores. The “Neon Hall” is very nicely constructed and has several points of illumination (which you can play with if you desire, which is a nice added option). At first I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use this backdrop but with the right ambiance it fit what I needed. However, my initial idea was to search for a location but nothing solid came to mind and after a bit of research I chose to go this route and I’m satisfied with the results and the mood I achieved with the “story” photo.

I‘ve also decided to give my Gerald head another go with the latest skin release by Clef de Peau called “Hamilton”. I finally feel that with this skin I don’t look like I could be Russian (which there is nothing wrong with but not the aesthetic I am looking for). The skin was released not only for Vista but there is a CATWA version as well for anyone who is a CATWA purist and there are many out there who have not once strayed away from them (personally I like to try new things just to see if they can perform better than what I currently have).

As I put a wrap on this post I realize that I probably do not share more about what drives the ideas behind these posts and hopefully I can get better at doing that. The fact that my brain can be complicated at times is an understatement and being able to completely divulge everything going on in my head is tough for me. There may be more to it and there may be nothing to it (yes that’s cryptic and I have been told I am good at that also).

I would like to believe that my motivation for the inspiration of this post is not only from the song that provides the soundtrack but also the thought that sometimes all of us as humans tend to keep to ourselves and push things down. The more silent we are about them the more they grow into something that isn’t always beneficial to our overall well-being. Just talking to someone and knowing that they are there goes a long way and oddly enough sometimes living day to day is the best way to cope with situations around us.

The interwebs are a powerful tool that if used properly can bring us all together or tear us apart and I personally opt to see everyone united and it’s hard but not completely hopeless. Just a thought or two thrown in here at the end, but check out the credits as I hope you’ve seen something interesting. Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Zander Hair @ TMDNEW
HEAD: Vista Animations – Gerard ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Pose Eyes @ PocketShopNEW
FACE: Clef de Peau – Hamilton (Tone 2) @ Equal10NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: ExalteD – Tshirt Ripped v2 FATPACK
SHORTS: Legal Insanity – Miles Shorts – Black

MOUTH TAPE: Short Leash – Silence! Duct Tape Gag // Silver @ The Men JailNEW
BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Neon Hall (Whte)

POSE: FOXCITY – Silhouette FatPack

[#519] Over And Over Again

This is madness, madness
And you know that this is madness, madness
And you know that this is
Never changing, it’s always been this way
Consuming madness, madness

All That Remains, ♫Madness

Today I’m channeling my favorite villain from the DC Universe once again. I couldn’t resist revisiting this kind of photo with both the backdrop I used and also the pose set as well because it fit so well; I have to admit that I feel these photographs turned out well and fit the mood that I was looking to achieve.

Starting out with the pose set, Animosity previously released a set of poses at the Fetish Fair and I got them right away but getting caught up in other things I completely forgot that I had picked them up. It wasn’t until I was looking through some of my unopened items that I remembered they were there (that’s the life of a blogger in a virtual world isn’t it?).

This set depicts the person who is posing holding a knife in various positions. I chose the pose that most closely resembled how my version of the Joker (which is not a cannon imagination of him, more of self thought version would be combining different looks) would give himself his trademark smile. I combined it with a gacha item from CUREMORE which is a carved in smile.

With the way the lighting worked with the backdrop it certainly makes for one of the top five creepiest photos that I’ve done but I am very proud of it.

Animosity Poses Jack Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento capable viewer required)
  • Mesh knife included to work with poses (two different versions)
  • 5 different poses to choose from
  • Pose stand included also

There is about a day and a half (give or take) left of the August round of The Men’s Department and the hair I am wearing from Burley is a part of it. “Peep” is a limited edition hairstyle that comes in only the FATPACK for a value price which made it a legit bargain for me. It’s patterned after deceased rap artist Lil Peep and is a medium/long length hair that is parted in the middle. After doing some research I feel that Burley did justice in honoring his memory with this hair even though I personally have never heard any of his music.

For fans of his and anyone who just likes this type of hair style you cannot go wrong taking a trip to TMD if you haven’t already because I feel with it being limited edition you may not find this style in their main store once the event ends. Head over there asap (you can even pause reading this if you want and I won’t be offended) because after tomorrow it’s likely to be retired.

Burley Peep Hair FATPACK Limited Edition features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Full FATPACK includes 15 different color HUDs)
  • Regular and materials versions included
  • Classic hairbases and HUDs for Omega, Signature and TMP hairbases included
  • Exclusively @ TMD until Aug. 31st (will not be offered after)

Paparazzi’s “Moody Sewer” backdrop is what really pieced this all together; if it had not been for this then I may not have found myself inspired enough to pull everything in and probably would have never taken these photos which were really fun for me and gave me such a creative charge. I think what really triggered my ideas the most is that one of the backdrops is purple colored which obviously is a trademark for my favorite man who laughs.

This backdrop is highly detailed with the lower tunnel and upper railings down to the floodlights that actually illuminate the set (they can also be modified if the light is too bright for the type of mood you are aiming for). It’s the perfect place for a nefarious criminal to be hiding out from the authorities and or carving smiles into their face (whatever works right?)

Paparazzi Moody Sewer Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Resizable upon click
  • Purple or blue available
  • Built in lighting (modifiable via edit)
  • Exclusively (but not limited) @ Limit8 until 09/13

My wardrobe is fairly simple for this entry and one that I picked up during the Giz Seorn store sale a little while back. I couldn’t pass up the “Owen” blazer outfit that comes in Purple and Green. I knew from the second I saw it that I could find a way to use to for a look where I’d be inspired by the Joker somehow. This is probably more of a trendy current version of the psycho clown. It was just what I needed to bring my idea more to life.

I am also wearing bento gloves from Ignition, I picked these up because it has a color changing HUD that included a light and dark version of purple and thought that fit in with my idea as well. It was a good deal and helped keep this scene on a good budget as I try not to have pricey sets or scenes unless it absolutely warrants the it to capture the mood of what I have in my head.

That about does it for this blog entry and the next time I blog it will be September as this weekend brings in the changing of the months and I’ve enjoyed August and even though my number of posts was not as plentiful as they have been, I feel that I did create some really good photos with the different locations and backdrops that I used.

Quality over quantity right?

Until our paths cross again be well and treat those around you with respect as for me, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Burley – Peep – FATPACK ✦ NEW @ TMD (08/0508/31)
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James (Tone 2)
EYEBAGS: VileCult – Putrid Eyebags FatPack ✦ Previously Blogged
WOUND: CUREMORE – Scar Tissue / Smile ✦ Gacha
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

OUTFIT: Giz Seorn – Owen Blazer [Green-Purple]
GLOVES: Ignition – Bento Gloves

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Moody Sewer (Purple) ✦ NEW @ Limit8 (08/1809/13)

POSE: Animosity – Jack Pose Pack

[#516] Singin’ Drunken Lullabies

Ah, but maybe it`s the way you were taught
Or maybe it`s the way we fought
But a smile never grins without tears to begin
For each kiss is a cry we all lost

Flogging Molly, ♫Drunken Lullabies

The weekend is folding over into a new week and I’ve returned with a brand new blog. There were so many things I considered using for this particular scene but in the end I think the combination I put together truly worked the best; it is not very often that I back a blog with a soundtrack that consists of celtic punk rock. Though I felt with the pose set I am using lead me in that direction and it fits.

Often I speak about the various things you can find at The Men Jail event as the variety I feel is vast and caters to just about any male out there on the grid; I happen to find clothes most rounds that really fit what I like and also I find poses that really catch my attention as well. This month the “Johnson” pose set caught my eye and I’ve encountered other sets by this pose brand that have been pretty cool too.

If you are looking to set up a scene that involves just yourself and a cold “beverage” this is definitely the pose set for you; not only are the poses well done but the accompanying bottle of brew is very detailed as well. This set was just what I needed to pull off the effect of my avi tying one on as the saying goes and also makes me look forward to future poses and props from Kokoro Poses.

Kokoro Poses Johnson Poses & Prop features:

  • Bento enabled poses (proper viewer needed to use as intended)
  • 100% mesh bottle prop
  • 4 different poses each with bottle for that pose

The Men’s Department is still going strong with about a week left before they shut down to prepare for the September round and from the event I have the “Jon” hair from my friends at Modulus. I decided that if I was going to use an Irish punk song along with a drinking pose that I’d use the Reds color pack. Not to say that I’m trying to stereotype that Irish people are drunks but they do know how to tilt a few back.

Jon is a mid to long length hair that is combed to the left side and you can use normal length hairbases or a side shaved base with this and both look good. I myself decide to go with a normal length because I personally felt it looked the best with the overall look that I was going for. The level of detail of this hair is very good which is what you can expect from the next gen hair from Modulus.

A great brand and a great event continuing to do business together is only good for the consumers.

Modulus Jon Hair FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh hair
  • 40 colors to choose from (8 colors through 5 HUDs)
  • Tintable color picker included as part of color HUD
  • Exclusively @ TMD until 08/31!

While I am still on the topic of The Men’s Department, one of my other favorite brands Cold-Ash has a new release for us guys. The “Chelsea” boots come in a Suede texture which is a refreshing change from the usual leather that you see day in and day out. These go perfectly with many brands of jeans but they look great with the Holloway ripped jeans which are also from Cold-Ash. My whole wardrobe for this look is comprised of items from the Cold-Ash brand.

One of the things I like best about these boots is that it comes with two styles inside the package. You get the full boot that will fit in some of the jeans that will tuck into them without suffering clipping or there are the short version which works for longer more flared jeans and avoids the issue of clipping because that is something you do not want when you are out socializing; there’s always someone looking for this type of thing whether you know it or not.

For anyone looking for a good short desert type of boot then you’ll be very satisfied with these and I can assure you the quality of Cold-Ash is right at the top and they have been for a long time.

COLD-ASH CHELSEA Boots Suede Pack features:

  • 100% original mesh construction
  • Regular and short versions included
  • 14 different suede colors via HJD
  • Socks add-on for regular version
  • 10 sock colors changeable via HUD
  • Fitted Sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni), SLink Physiqe, TMP mesh bodies
  • Unrigged size for classic bodies also included.
  • Exclusively @ TMD until August 31st

Many times I’ve often said that I am a big fan of the brand Paparazzi and a lot of times that may even be an understatement. Whether it be backdrops which is what the brand is known for or for items like the RetroNerd shades which I’ve used several times over some of the last couple posts, the attention to detail and time that is taken by owner Drew Sunflower is what makes me a fan.

I was honored to receive a review copy of the “Curved Room” backdrop that is exclusively a part of the Cosmopolitan bi-weekly event. The backdrop has a very cool curvature along with a set of lights (which do actually light up the backdrop). As you can tell with the photos that I took for the blog, I took photos from different angles and proximity. There are several spots in the backdrop where you can get fantastic angles so if you go and get this (and I encourage you to do so) see what kind of photo you can get.

Paparazzi Curved Room Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Full bright with built in lighting (modifiable)
  • Choice of blue or red color designs

Now that I’ve covered the most important parts of this post and have been attempting to post it to a few days (life happens of course). I will be getting back onto a regular schedule soon and have a few more posts for the month of August and cover a few of the most recently opened events as well as some that are opening shortly.

I’ve enjoyed myself and I hope anyone who has found this or any of the other blog posts on the site do as well, it’s always fun to showcase the creativity in my head. I’m going to leave you with the style credits and until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Jon Hair ✦ NEW @ TMD (08/05 – 08/31)
HEAD: Vista Animations – Gerard ✦ NEW
FACE: Clef de Peau – Wouter (Tone 1) ✦ NEW @ Vista Animations Mainstore
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: COLD-ASH (Store / MP) – MONTANA Tee – CLASSIC ✦ Previously Blogged
PANTS: COLD-ASH (Store / MP) – HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ Previously Blogged
BOOTS: COLD-ASH (Store / MP) – CHELSEA Boots – SUEDE FATACK ✦ NEW @ TMD (08/05 – 08/31)

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Curved Room Backdrops ✦ NEW @ Cosmopolitan (08/13 – 08/26)

POSE: Kokoro Poses – Johnson ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (08/08 – 08/28)

[#508] Well, I Do

If they say

Who cares if one more light goes out
In the sky of a million stars?
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out
If a moment is all we are?
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well, I do

Linkin Park, ♫One More Light

No truer words could be said at this moment as I’m taking a special moment from my regularly scheduled blogging to put out this tribute post. Plenty of people think it is silly how society as a whole becomes attached to celebrities (Actors/Actresses, Musicians, Authors and other known persons) but they come into our lives and in some way make an impact on us that is with us for however long we exist.

When someone is no longer on this planet whether it be of old age, disease, accident or even suicide it’s impact can have a huge effect on the society which valued the body of work they have given the world and that is why tonight I am remembering Chester Bennington. His voice and words may have been from one degree to another from despair to hope they’ve lasted in many of Linkin Park’s fans that are still reeling from a year ago when he took his own life.

Everyone can try to play armchair therapist or say that there’s always a way to fix things but maybe sometimes it is too late for someone to realize it and they feel it is too far help. Many of us wish that we could have given back to him everything he gave to the fans and it will always ring through our minds and hearts. I’ve spoken to several people today who have been helped in some way by his words, that have helped them cope and grieve over their issues to rise up from them and take that knowledge to help the next person.

I as much as anyone else miss him and through the music of the band that we do have (and maybe from things that could be released from the vault later on if there is such a thing) we’ll always be able to carry his memory. If it is possible and anyone is reading this tonight, light a candle in honor of Chester whether you enjoyed his art or not and not only him, light it for someone you’ve lost.

Until our paths cross again, on to the next conversation…


HEAD: VISTA Animations – Gerard ✦ NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

BEANIE/HEADPHONES: VRSION – RV25 Beannie w/Headphones ✦ NEW @ equal10 (07/10 – 08/05)
JACKET: AITUI – Judd Jacket
JEANS: {COLD-ASH} (Store / MP) HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
SHOES: Dossier – Sneakers Socks MITCH

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Dead End Garage – Jade

POSE: [SD] Poses (MP) – Candle Light Pose

[#507] This Is How It Feels To Not Believe

Letting out the noise inside of me (Letting out the noise inside of me)
Every window pane is shattering (Every window pane is shattering)
Cutting up my words before I speak (Cutting up my words)
This is how it feels to not believe

Yellowcard, ♫Way Away

Lately I feel like I’ve been on a small run of creativity so I’ve been wanting to hammer out these ideas while I remember them and if some of the items that helped produce it are still in an event to promote them while they are still available at these places. This is likely one of the first times that I’ve ever blogged a backdrop as one of the main sources of inspiration for a post; most of the time it’s a pose, clothing or an accessory that helps me put an idea together.

Joplino’s “Skatecave” is definitely the photography aid for those who are big fans of action sports or just skateboarding in general. It has several different spots within its structure that still pictures can be taken or with a skateboard for that grinding/shredding action. The walls have graffiti on them which gives it a skate culture feel.

As such with a backdrop there’s not really a lot I can speak about concerning “features” like I can with clothing and accessories. It’s very cut and dry that you see what you get and it’s definitely worth your time going to The Men Jail event and seeing it for yourself and you have until the 28th of July to do that but why wait until then? Head over there now!

Pose Fair still has a good amount of life left for it’s July round as well and as a late entry, Image Essentials has released three new pose packs but I am focusing on one for the guys and it goes by the name “B-Rad” and that seems rather fitting for a skateboarding type scene wouldn’t you think? The poses are all static as well as bento capable and if you were to ask me to best describe it, I would say they are all very chill and laid back stands which is right up my alley when I don’t feel like doing anything intense that requires action.

Image Essentials B-Rad (b) Pose Set features:

  • Bento enabled (requires bento viewer to properly see)
  • 5 different static poses
  • Mirrors for each pose included
  • Available @ Pose Fair until July 31st!

This post is rather heavy with items from The Men Jail (included the backdrop I’ve already mentioned), in fact I would say close to half of my look and outfit are items from the event; as you can see there are a lot of various items you can get at the event which is nice to have a variety. Most men’s events do have these things but there are just so few of them that you have to take what you can get.

L&E has this hair/bandana combination for sale at TMJ which I thought fit my needs exactly for what kind of look I wanted to achieve for a skater dude, the way the hair is styled reminds me of professional baseball player Bryce Harper, which reminds me of his appearance recently during the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby. It’s has the wet look to it with strands sticking up here and there and also really could be worn for maybe a summer photo working outside in the heat as well.

The headband (which is also packaged individually) has quite a few choices for designs that I almost had a hard time choosing which one I wanted to use and I looked at them all and narrowed down my choices and finally made a decision. Having options is a great thing but I don’t have to tell anyone that because it’s just one of those truths.

L&E Bandana Hair [Black] features:

  • 3 versions included
  • Standalone headband included
  • HUD to change bandana (6 different designs)
  • Available @ The Men Jail until the event closes on July 28th

Sticking with my coverage of The Men Jail, I am also wearing the R2A “Vest Shirt with Bag” (the bag itself I didn’t include in the shot) with the thought that it most definitely gives the skater vibe that I was looking for. It’s not a full sleeved shirt and it’s baggy as well which is good for movement and wouldn’t be restrictive to someone that skateboards. The bag that comes with it is comparable to a fanny pack (if you are younger and are not familiar google it now but don’t forget to come back!) I chose to omit it from the photo because I didn’t feel like it worked with the idea I had in my head but it is a cool added feature.

R2A Vest Top features:

  • Black Bun Bag included with Top (resizable)
  • HUD changes top color (18 different colors)
  • Fitted for Adam, Aesthetic, Altamura (Dante), Belleza (Jake), NX-Nardcotix (David), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Currently for sale @ The Men’s Jail until the 28th (July)

I haven’t forgotten The Men’s Department as I mentioned in one of my previous posts that there would be more items from the event featured on the site and that comes in the form of these Capri Shorts from TonkTastic, who have been making some excellent clothing items in the last year or so (including the collabs with Hermony which were fantastic). These shorts are at a length that I like but the fact that there are so many choices color and fabric wise that it caused me to choose because buying the entire collection was not an option for me at that moment so I chose to go with denim because I don’t recall having anything like it in my wardrobe.

It fit with my ideas for what I wanted to wear for the photo and all fell into place naturally. It doesn’t always work that way as many bloggers will tell you there is generally a snag in even the easiest plans which is why when putting everything together and not having any hiccups upon the shooting process.

TonkTastic Bermuda Shorts Denim features:

  • Belt included inside packack
  • HUD included offers 12 different belt color options
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male mesh bodies
  • Available now @ The Men’s Department until the 31st of July

I also have to give props to Versov for the skateboard I used as a prop, it’s from their gacha that was first released at the June 2018 edition of The Arcade. You can play the machine at their store and get all the different longboards as well as the two RARE skate shoes which I’ll eventually get around to featuring in a blog post considering I love shoes a ton (like a metric ton).

Speaking of shoes, the ones I am wearing for this look come from The Men’s jail as well and are from Dossier (whom I’ve worn in several blog posts recently). The “Slip-On Konshu” are similar to like the Vans slip-on shoes you can get out in the real world and with this release you get all of the color/styles in one release. Yes you get the entire FATPACK and the cost of them is a value. If you need some slip-ons these will do well for you and that’s definitely a bargain you can feel good about.

Dossier Slip-On Konshu features:

  • HUD includes 12 different styles to choose from
  • Unrigged Size for classic avatars
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Includes Maitreya (Lara) size for the ladies
  • Currently @ The Men Jail until July 28th so head on over!

Now that all the information I can think of about the majority of the featured products of this blog are done with I think that it would be fair to wrap this up so that I can start to plan the next scene and get it photographed by the weekend (or possibly sooner maybe). There’s still plenty of things that I’d like to show on these pages and also Men Only Monthly is coming back for the July/August round which is exciting as well.

The productivity I’ve been feeling over the last few weeks is also a pretty good one and not in a way where I feel like I’m just trying to hammer stuff out to meet a deadline. The ideas have been coming along with the help of products I’ve received from events or ones I’ve purchased on my own accord. I hope that I can keep a steady pace and as July transitions into August come in swinging heavy.

That’s all I have for now but check back soon to see what else is new out there. Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: L&E – Bandana – Mesh Hair [Black] ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: L’etre – Toni – Pearl Tone ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: R2A – VEST TOP ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
SHORTS: TonkTastic – Bermuda Shorts / Denim ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
SHOES: Dossier – Slip-On Konshu ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)

SKATEBOARD: VERSOV – LONGBOV (VHS) ✦ Gacha
BACKDROP: Joplino – Backdrop Skatecave ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

[#504] Inside Out

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

Dangerkids, ♫Inside Out

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

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

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

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

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

POSE FAIR! Giovanni Bento set (breathing)

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

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

[LOB] Running Shirt FATPACK features:

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

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

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

Modulus Dalton Hair features:

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

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

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

Paparazzi Metropolis Bridge Backdrop features:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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