[#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

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[#547] Personal Responsibility

Ready to make
Ready to make, read’
Ready to make sense of anyone, anything
Anyone, anything

Archive, ♫Bullets

While I am currently behind on the current season of The Walking Dead I kind of wanted do a post apocalyptic type photo. I scoured the different resources I had for sims and came across one I had yet to visit and after wandering around for a few moments I knew what I was going to do. This came a bit easier then I intended because I’ve been standing around trying to piece things together.

I decided to try out one of the new windlights by Battlescars which are free for just visiting the 6° Republic event and with a little tweaking and fine tuning I was able to get the right atmosphere I was looking for. I’m a big fan of Jay’s work and have used his other windlights over time and look even more forward to the stars release that will be coming out soon. The gift ones are well worth even just stopping at the event as there isn’t any pressure to buy anything though I found an item or two during my visit.

TMD has been a particularly good round this month and I’m glad to see that Hermony and TonkTastic have collaborated on some new graphic tees which I have the collection from last year that are awesome. This set is equally as great which makes it tough to choose one to feature (as there are 48 different designs in all) but I found one that best fit the setting.

When these two work together only good can come of it and being that I love graphic shirts like this in the real world, it makes me glad that I can have something just as cool in the virtual one that maybe has never been thought of before by any other clothing maker. Mad props to Hermanni and Tonk for creating such a wide variety for the consumer.

Hermony & TonkTastic Jersey Tee features:

  • Original Mesh
  • 48 designs to choose from (for sale individual sale)
  • 4 packs of 12 also for sale
  • Demo available
  • Exclusively @ The Men’s Department until Nov. 30th

The rest of my look consists of things I’ve filled in with items I’ve already blogged or that have been sitting waiting for me to use at the right time. Having a blog post where everything is new can be nice but it just winds up being a lot to cover and that means more writing (and I don’t mind it but I don’t want to suffocate a first time reader or one that is returning).

At the beginning of the blog I mentioned “The Walking Dead” and after I took the photo I couldn’t help but notice that my virtual self looks a bit like Rick Grimes. Others may or may not see it but it seems like later on in the series where he’s been out there in the world of the non living and has grown a beard and his hair had gotten longer. It wasn’t something that I did on purpose but I find it humorous that I noticed it well after I finished and it’s not a proper tribute but it works just the same.

Another post is now finished so I can begin getting ready for what’s next and this month there is just about as much to do as there was last month without all the craziness of it. Deadlines are still deadlines and I intend to crush them as I usually do, so all that is left is provide the credits and I’ll be back again with another conversation.


LOCATION: The Yards

HAIR: tram – H0726
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Daniel Faded Stache and Beard ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: TonkTastic / Hermony – Jersey @ TMDNEW
JEANS: :K:: – Slim Fit Jeans (Medium) ✦ Previously Blogged

GUN: Gabriel – Machine Gun ✦ No Longer Available

POSE: WRONG – BENTO Static Male Poses 36

[#540] The Other Side

I am the real life, I am a hard time, I am a lifeline, I am the good times,
I am the sunshine, I am the hard times, I am a dark sky,
I am the white bride, I am the long night, I am the sky line, I am the rewrite,
I am a black cloud, out of the side line, this is the last time

Plan Three, ♫The Otherside♫

With less than a few days before Halloween I thought I would do somewhat of a scene that might reflect it but it’s intentions are maybe a bit outside of it; I didn’t even mean for it to be even spiritual in nature but it seems to be having that effect with the end results of what turned out as a final photo.

Upon first listen of “The Otherside” by Plan Three (who in their original lineup happened to be one of my hidden gem bands as they are mostly known overseas) I did my best to try and interpret what it meant lyrically; as of yet I haven’t been able to figure it out but there are lots of different meanings that could work especially in the virtual community such as the one I am a part of.

Truthfully we can be on the other side of a lot of things but I really think that for this it wound up being more spiritual as no one truly knows what is on the other side after our time on earth is finished. It’s honestly a heavy and deep topic that I didn’t think I’d ever really get to but in no part am I trying to make this about any one kind of religion as I tend to do my best to keep clear of that kind of thing, as well as political views as those are conversations I wouldn’t have in the real world if I could help it. Everyone has a right to feel the way they do even if it is deemed wrong on the opposite ends of the viewpoint.

Moving along as I think there is plenty to cover here especially with being on the back end of the current round of TMD (for which I have a few items from the event). I’m going to start at the top literally with my hair and it is another new release from Modulus named “Caspian” which is medium length on one side and cut shorter on the opposite side (depending on which version you choose from).

One of the ideas that Modulus’ brand owner and creator, Chucky Hollak had brought up is that with the hairs that have the left and right versions it would be best to wear the side that fits whichever angle our bodies are moving/leaning towards and I took that very much to heart as it is an idea that most of us if we hadn’t thought of it should have by now so I am grateful to him for extending that knowledge as it only helps us better our work.

As you’ll be able to see I have worn both in each shot as my body is positioned different in each photo.

Modulus Caspian Hair features:

  • 100% Original alpha nex-gen mesh hair
  • 5 color HUDs + integrated tinting in each
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ TMD until the 30th of Oct!

My other item from TMD is the Salt + Pepper “Father Sanguine” robe in brown and this thing has a lot of cool features to tell you about. It is interactive like many of the products from this store (most commonly the clothing that becomes see-through when you go into sim water) but on a different level….a much much different level.

There is a blood stoup which is sold separately that you can collide into and the cloth of the robe becomes bloody for 90 seconds before it “dries” and disappears. If you wish for it to become clean sooner included in the package is a flask of holy water that you just add to yourself and it will take a drink and your robe will be clean again. It’s a rather imaginative way for items to be interactive which I find is something the grid needs more of so I will be keeping a closer on on this brand to release more male centric items in the future.

Salt & Pepper Father Sanguine Robe (Brown) features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Included Holy Water to clean robe if bloody
  • HUD to change blood options upon interaction with blood stop (sold separately)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies

In my last blog entry I didn’t want to run too long and as a result I didn’t talk about the latest skin that I am wearing; I’ve decided that it would be a disservice not to properly feature the Session Skins “Ian” skin in Tone 02 that is currently a part of the latest round of the Dubai Event. The moment I saw it I grabbed a demo because it reminded me of someone and even though it it slightly darker than the tones I normally go with I felt it was the time to give this a legit shot as I love how it looks and also gives me a bit more of a maturity level that I feel is a part of who I am.

It works with both Stanley and Daniel (which I am wearing) and has an option for brows and no brows (along with two types of eyeshadow (or we’ll just call it “guyliner” as that is the term most people know. The skin does have facial hair but if you wear a bento beard as I do it doesn’t cause much of a problem truthfully.

This is one of the first skins in probably a long time that I’ve truly felt looked like myself and how I wanted to be represented on the grid. The body applier (sold in both Belleza and Signature applier HUDs) can be bought right there at the event making it easier for you and takes the pain out of having to buy the skin and then run to the store to get the body applier.

Session Skins Ian Skin Tone 02 features:

  • CATWA applier HUD that works best with Daniel and Stanley mesh heads
  • Applier HUD offers brow+hairbase and browless/hairless options
  • Eyeshadow (Guyliner) option also in applier HUD
  • Brow shaper and body shapes included in package
  • Exclusively @ the Dubai Event until November 15th

For the background and pose I combined two items from the current October round of the Pose Fair which has a few more days left before it closes it’s doors until January. The pose I am using is from the Vanity Poses “Yo” pose set which I used in a recent blog post and ILAYA’s prop “The Gate” and upon further information there are supposed to be poses included in the prop but when I tried to use it in that manner it did not allow it which something odd happened so I apologize in advance as whenever props are a part of the fair and have poses in them I make sure to use those which would have given this photo a slightly different look but it would have turned out very similar.

“The Gate” allows you to color change it so that you can have the look you want it to whether it be yellow (the color I used as it looked like it was a bit more golden to me and fit the idea) or even black, white, or pink among a few other choices. I connected the prop with an old brick wall that I had found on the marketplace that is no longer available sadly or I would have linked it in the credits as well (but I don’t believe it is mesh so defeats the purpose mostly).

ILAYA The Gate Pose Prop Features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Color change upon click (6 different color choices)
  • Two person pose (8 poses+mirrors)
  • Available exclusively @ Pose Fair until October 31st!

As I wrap this up one thing that I am feeling lately as I’ve regained most of my creative feeling is that I’m continuing to change things up as I have been but challenging myself even a little bit harder all while not sacrificing quality over quantity because if I don’t or can’t feel it then it should get published onto the site. My skills are adapting and working to get better also because not wanting to strive for me is essentially running in place (and that never gets anyone anywhere).

Having fun though is a huge thing and I have been working hard and enjoying myself which helps stave away the feeling of it being a chore or a “have to”. I am thankful for the readers I do have and even the ones who are watching silently from all different corners of cyberspace (you are appreciated too!) Time for me to take this show on the road and get ready for at least one if not two more Halloween inspired scenes.

Until our paths cross once more either in-world or on social media, it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Caspian Hair @ TMDNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 @ Dubai EventNEW
BEARD: Magnificent – Daniel Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

ROBE: S&P – Father Sanguine (Brown) @ TMDNEW

GATE: ILAYA – The Gate @ Pose FairNEW

POSE: Vanity Poses – Yo Pose Set @ Pose FairNEW

[#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

[#534] Should’ve Stripped Her Down

Could’ve stripped her down, and made the world a mess for her
Never thought she could be this way
Should’ve stripped her down, and ripped the world from under her
Never thought she could be this way

Cold, ♫Strip Her Down

Most of us have been there before and for those who haven’t you are the most fortunate of us all. Relationships can be hard all by themselves but when you add in toxicity and other factors it tends to wear on a person (it can affect both male and female in a variety of ways). When one ends as the result of betrayal a whole range of emotions can bubble up from the surface and that is the emotion that I was looking to capture in this photo.

The raw feeling of what it is like to have been burned by someone you trust is something that can bury you deep within yourself. For some as I said it has happened and even more than once, I can admit to being one of those people. You find it hard to trust anyone afterward or want to let them in but only if you allow it to; I can tell you that not letting it take you down is the best road to go because it was not your fault.

Lately I have been doing my best to get what I want to say visually in one shot and to me I feel that this is one of those times where I don’t have to do any other close-up shots and things like that; I wanted the background and the lighting to do the talking for me along with the shadows.

One of the latest releases from Modulus is a winter beanie which I imagine a lot of people are putting on now with autumn starting to take hold. This hat is a combination with a few locks of hair escaping on both sides of the beanie. It fits great out of the package but I would recommend that you alpha your ears and scalp because those stick out originally but is a quick solution. This is definitely a combo that you could wear quite a bit in your photos going forward for those of you who treat the virtual world as you do the real one as far as seasons are concerned.

The beanie has an excellent build and texture and the locks of hair popping out do as well just like all of Modulus’ releases and this combo is no different and well worth your attention to check it out.

Modulus Jackson Hair features:

  • 100% original mesh (Beanie) & 100% original alpha nex-gen hair mesh
  • HUD to control fabric color of beanie (6 colors in all) + integrated color picker
  • 5 Hair Color HUD each with integrated color picker for extra customization
  • 40 Color FATPACK option also available
  • Exclusively @ FaMESHed until October 27th

The October round of Pose Fair has been a good challenge for me with trying out different things and seeing where my creativity takes me; it has also been a lot of fun as well. Vanity Poses released both a male and female pose pack as well as one pose with a prop as well as a couples pose. I took a keen interest in the “Yo” pose pack because I liked how the poses were set and the hand movements were something I liked as well and narrowed it down to choosing something I thought worked well for my mood as it seems my av is fidgeting with his hands as if upset by something.

I am intending to also post a few more male centric poses from the fair as well as I have been dabbling in other types to start out but this was one that caught my eye and am very glad that the scene turned out as I wanted it to.

Vanity Poses Yo Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer required to work properly)
  • 5 different poses to choose from
  • Mirrored versions of each pose also included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until October 31st!

Vanity Poses - Yo Bento Ad

For the last of my featured items in the blog I have the “Jason Polo Shirt” in the Classic Pack by Cold-Ash. One thing I can say about a polo shirt is that it is casual like a dress shirt but also comfortable like a t-shirt. The fit of this product is awesome and for the mesh bodies that sizes are included for it has auto hide so you don’t have to spend all your time clicking out parts of your body which when you are dressing in a hurry it’s definitely a good feature to have.

It’s a good shirt to wear with either your favorite jeans or slacks and with an assortment of colors to choose from finding the right look is hardly even a thing.

Cold-Ash Jason Polo Shirt features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • FATPACK includes HUD with 8 color choices
  • Single versions also available
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Exclusilvely available now @ The Men’s Dept until October 30th

The opening of this blog had a bit of heaviness in it as the theme was as well and I tend to do these blogs as it is a part of the life cycle as it were. There are many topics people face everyday and even if I haven’t experienced some of them personally, there are a few I have or someone close to me that I know has. Every blog is a conversation about something and there are topics that do make more appearances than others as it depends on what kind of items I have to work with that fit the theme.

Either before or after I’ve taken the photo I choose the soundtrack for the blog as a whole and that is essentially the process in which I work on a consistent basis while rarely deviating from it. There are times when I feel it’s necessary when I’m looking for input or just need that extra push to make something I feel is lacking the final touch to carry it over.

I appreciate those who come to the site whether it is for the pics or the styles themselves (I’ve honestly grown from being a male fashion blog though it is still my main focus whenever possible). If anything that’s been written here has been felt by someone just passing through and they can empathize or even when there is a post that is uplifting and it warms their soul…I am here for all of that.

These are my conversations, these are some of your conversations but in reality they are all our conversations.


HAT/HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Jackson Hair @ FaMESHedNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Volkstone – Jeremy Bento Beard // FatPack @ Man CaveNEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Jason Polo Shirt (Classic Pack) @ TMDNEW

BACKDROP: CM Mesh (MP) – We Are All Sinners Backdrop

POSE: Vanity Poses – Yo Pose Set @ Pose FairNEW

[#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

[#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