[#446] Dark On Me

But I found in you what was lost in me
In a world so cold and empty
I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
In the dead of night, you went dark on me

β™«Dark On Meβ™« – Starset

When you have an idea in your head that you want to make as close to what you envision as possible, you tend to wait until the absolute right time to put it all together and that is what I did with this blog entry. I could have waited to do it when it was a significant post number or a special occasion but with all the pieces I needed to create what I saw in my mind, the time was at hand to unleash it.

I’ve done several space themed entries before with a song by the band Starset as its soundtrack. Once again I have gone that direction as this particular song has been one that I wanted to for a very long time (I keep notes about things I want to do and I have had it in my notes for ages). While the band has their own concept through their songs and albums, I didn’t want to copy their ideas and wanted to come up with a story of sorts to back the photos up on my own.


While I wanted to keep the intergalactic theme for the series of photos, I also didn’t want to do anything with Star Wars or Star Trek. In my head I thought maybe more along the lines of the video game, Halo, but maybe not set in a world where humans are fighting aliens.

In my head I thought it would be more like different colonies of humans (the world became overpopulated and so mankind sought out the stars to find sustainable places for life) are at war with one another. The protagonist in this story is a soldier who during one of the battles is fighting alongside the love of his life and she is wounded and he is fighting to get her to where she can receive medical aid.


As the story would progress our soldier manages to escape the battle and get his love to a medical station on a moon base where she is being attended to in the picture above. For this I used the RARE Body Scanner item from the “Experimental” gacha set from Disorderly which is a part of the current round of The Epiphany. I used several other items from this set but unfortunately those photos did not make it to this blog entry as I had taken many photos from different angles and chose the best ones to use.

The outfits that myself and Rosalie are wearing are from the Shu Mesh store (which I’ve used for my other space posts). I really like the detail that their products have and the reason why I went back to them to put together looks for this post.


With the other photos used here it’s not as easy to see the hair and eyes that the protagonist is wearing which is why I am including this close-up (as I do with all new featured hair and eye products). The eyes themselves are key because they were the beginning of what prompted me to start working on this entry. Go&See released the “Galaxy” eyes for The Season’s Story winter edition. It was hard to decide on which color eyes to use because they were all so beautiful to look at.

Once again I’m wearing one of the latest Modulus Alpha Hair releases named “Tommy”. I really thought this worked well for a soldier or military style haircut and envisioned this could very well be what they wear in the future.

This hair is currently available only at the Man Cave event.


Normally I don’t show close-ups when I have guests blog with me but this blog post feels a little different and extra special so I’ve included a closer look at Rosalie’s face and eyes. I stylized the left part of the photo to show that not every story has a fairytale ending. In the future of the world this post is set in the love of the protagonist suffers mortal injuries and succumbs to them (the part of which “dark on me” means to me in this case).

I had this thought that in that particular world when someone passes their life force diminishes and they turn ashen (a lot like Optimus Prime did in the animated Transformers movie from 1985). This depicts her body starting to change as her essence leaves her body. It seems like such a wild concept but I thought it was rather cool and could be something I actually write about when I get a wild hair.

As I move to wrap this up, I want to thank Rosalie again for helping me put together a fun photo session that turned out better than I even hoped. She ran with the idea I was going with and put together a look that along with the armor she wore, gelled about as perfect as you could possibly get. The hair and eyes as well as the makeup fit the thoughts I head swirling around in my brain.

Also I would like to thank Lucie Bluebird-Lexington for providing me some space (no pun intended) along with the dome with the out of this world sky; I could not have put this together as close to my particular vision without those little details.

I look forward to the next adventure that I embark upon but I want to live in the moment of this one for a little bit before I push forward.

So instead of Onto the next…we’ll go with…

Until the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Tommy Hair – BROWNS @ Man Cave ✦ NEW

This hair reminds me a little bit of a style that you would find in the Roman Empire time period. It’s short with a little length hanging in the front just above the eyes. The back and sides are shaved (so using a shaved base or just having it bald works best for this). There are five color packs each with five colors in them (included in the HUD is a color tinter). A FATPACK is also available for purchase so run out to the Man Cave event and test this out for yourself!

HAIRBASE: Modulus – Jai Hair Base ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

EYES: Go&See * Galaxy * @ The Season’s Story ✦ NEW

These CATWA eye compatible eyes have 10 very beautiful eyes that can be worn by either male or females. They are perfect for those who might be involved with role-playing at space themed sims. They are available until the 31st so you have a few days left to go grab these and you won’t regret it if you do!

FACE: Stray Dog – Nate – Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

HAIR: Exile – Loose Ends – Naturals
HEAD: LAQ – Neve
EYES: IKON – Deadshine Eyes – Apex
FACE: LAQ – Luna 1.5

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Odiseum Armor (Male)

This futuristic armor is awesome (at least in my mind it is) and has several different features that make it a great addition for any cosplay or role-playing event. The helmet fit perfectly without me having to do any adjusting to it (with my hair on as well). The included HUD allows you to change different color parts of the suit as well as different features on the helmet.

Please note that I am also using an Add-On HUD that is purchasable at the store to give the armor it’s battle damaged appearance.

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Shury Soft Armor (Female)

A newer release from the brand, it features bento hands and feet as well as a HUD to change various parts of the suit (Including the arm computer on the left arm). It is not fitted for mesh bodies but if you are already wearing a full body alpha it will work just fine. Please note that it is also rigged mesh.

~isil~ *Science!* Research Station RARE

Unfortunately I took way too many photos so this item is not viewed in full. I intend to post more from this photo shoot onto my Flickr so if you are interested in seeing more to check back there to see some of the shots that did not make it into the full blog.

DISORDERLY. / Experimental / Body Scanner / RARE @ The Epiphany ✦ NEW

This item was not only hard to obtain (because it was likely because I wanted it so badly haha) but it was a crucial piece of the story. The best view of it is in the second photo above and in the close up shot of Rosalie. There are also alternate takes that did not make it to the full blog as well that will likely end up on my Flickr in the near future when time permits.

RK Poses – Take Me Home

The perfect pose for the story shot where the protagonist is carrying his fallen love off of the battlefield in order to get medical aid. I had seen this in another bloggers work and did not realize that I already had it in my unused arsenal of poses. RK Poses makes really quality poses and I couldn’t have asked for a better one to use for the photos in which it is featured.

Photos taken with product taken @ INSILICO

RK Poses – Ash ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
*CN* Pose 1735 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

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[#414] This Hurricane…

The promises we made were not enough
The prayers that we have prayed were like a drug
The secrets that we sold were never known…

Hurricane” – 30 Seconds To Mars β™«Listenβ™«

With this scene I brought together some things to add a little culture to the entries of These Conversations Kill. After having visited the Matsuri event, it inspired me to put together this look with the things I brought home and some that I already had lurking in my virtual closet.

For those of you who might not be familiar with the Matsuri event, it is an event full of asian centric items including furniture, clothing, poses, and photography aids such as backdrops.

Aside from the event area there is a nice little town to explore as well to further give you an experience. Many of the vendors in the shopping area have a HUD that you can used to collect “stamps” by teleporting to the participating storefronts and after you’ve collected 15 stamps you can return to the event and trade them in for a prize of your choice from one of several designers.

I‘m featuring items from blog sponsors LV Designs and Go&See (whom have a great eye set at The Seasons Story as well as a gift that I’m reviewing in this post). Other creators being shown include Gabriel, Catwa, Belleza, [sYs] and BAMSE.

Shooting this scene was particularly fun for me because I enjoy many aspects of Asian culture past and present. I’ve done scenes in the past as well with it being the theme so it is something I consider to be an interest.

I hope everyone that’s viewing this enjoys what they see and it gives them a reason to take a ride to the Matsuri event as well as a trip to The Seasons Story and the other great places that make up this article.

Another adventure is in the books so I will leave you with the credits and say sayonara for now but check back again soon. On to the next conversation!

⊰HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Eastern Promises Hair

This hair is one I’ve had in hiding for a long time. I am not sure what reason I bought it in the first place but I must have had the notion for using it and now in the present I have found just the right place for it.

⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Dino β™― NEW

The latest release in the male head collection by creator Catwa Clip, this softer and more ethnic featured face is still just as handsome as the others. This appeals heavily to those out there that have been looking for a diverse looking face.

⊰EYES⊱ Go&See * Fall * (Anniversary Gift) @ The Season’s Story β™― NEW

Going to an event where creator’s give you gifts just for checking it out? Heck yes! Go&See is offering as a gift for the anniversary edition of The Season’s Story – Fall edition a 4 pack of eyes specifically made for CATWA eyes. These give you just a bit of a preview of the bigger pack of eyes with the same name that is for sale at the event. Very detailed and appealing and worth giving a look.

⊰FACE⊱ ::LV:. Noct Applier – Pearl/02 β™― Marketplace β™― NEW

In conjunction with the Catwa “Dino” head, LV Designs has created a skin based off of a character from a well known video game franchise. The skin is compatible with Stray Dog 02 body appliers and also comes packaged with eye and body shapers.

⊰BODY⊱ Belleza – Jake

⊰OUTFIT⊱ ::GB::Katakake Haori – Kon-ai @ Matsuri β™― NEW

Personally I am a fan of this type of attire. I think it stems back to different television shows and movies that were located in Asian countries. I also thought it would be cool to be a samurai and learn the art of wielding a timeless weapon but not for reasons of violence. Swordsmanship is much more than that.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP

⊰SHOES⊱ [sYs] ZORI TABI Shoes – Black / White

These have been in my closet for a good while and were also looking for a reason to be brought out and this helped make putting together this wardrobe a lot easier. There are only sizes for classic avi’s in this package, I was able to hide my feet to make it work with the length of the kimono.

⊰DISPLAY⊱ :BAMSE: Bushido Display

This was the first piece that started the brainstorming into what you are seeing as the final production. I love learning about swords especially those of asian origin. They are beautifully crafted and not at all clunky like some of the bigger bladed weapons in history. To proudly display this fine creation by BAMSE is certainly an honor for me.

⊰BACKDROP⊱ *bitter vanilla* -4- b.v Kuchinashi (Brown) @ Matsuri β™― NEW

This is one of four different stylized backdrops that can be played for in the gacha machine at Matsuri. There are different color schemes each with accompanying HUD’s to change different parts of the scene. What’s best about this is that you can take the item from the machine to the main location and trade it in for a copy-able version that you won’t have to worry about it being eaten or accidentally deleted and gone for good.


<K&S> Fearless. Bento Poses 2 (2)

This is the second part of a pose set that I used in my last entry. Another three poses that are quite different from those you find in the first set. I really like the set as a whole and hope to find more like this from K&S

[#360] They Said It Gets Easier But They Lied

Really, I’m so thankful for the people I meet,
the places I’ve seen but when she’s not here
It doesn’t feel like I’m living my dream

Miles Away” –Β  Memphis May Fire (feat. Kellin Quinn)Β  β™«Listenβ™«

After taking a small break for myself, I am back with a bunch of new things that I am truly excited about and to share with you. From this look you’ll find items from the recently open Spring round of The Season’s Story, more goods from The Men’s Department and also a look at one of my favorite items from Shoetopia.

Let’s start with the “Jake” skin from Modulus that is out now at The Seasons Story. I really like this skin as it really coincides with what I look for in a look for my avi. It comes with the options you’ve come to know from Modulus’ “M BARE” line of skins. Shapes for the brows and body are also included. The product is worth going to check out and I’m utilizing the cream tone but if you are looking for something else they have other tones that might suit you better.

Many people including myself love the [Deadwool] brand and that truly may be an understatement. I’ve been a follower of this brand since their very beginnings and they seem to continue to produce products that are truly amazing and well crafted. Their most recent release at the Shoetopia event is no exception. “Chase” is a low top style sneaker that comes in various colors but if you get the full pack you get extra bits in the HUD that comes with it. There are also built in socks which you can change as well, or remove them and go without. I’m a sucker for shoes like this and I know that these will definitely get plenty of use even if they don’t appear here on this site.

I’m also wearing the {Cold-Ash} “Tyler” tank top from The Men’s Department that uses the classic color HUD. I really love how this fits, which I am wearing it for the Gianni body. It goes great with the BlankLine “CargoPants” that were from the past version of the SIGNATURE event. “Tyler” has an option for a thinner waist if you choose to make it more fitting to your body. I like things to be a little looser so I went with the wider waisted version.

The second release of three to come from MESANGE at the We Love RP event is called the “Taomina Eyes”. These eyes are stunning as are all releases you can find from the brand. 15 different colors to choose from with a HUD that includes Omega enabled appliers. These eyes are not just for role-play enthusiasts. They can be used for everyday which is another thing I like about the majority of the releases MESANGE put out.

The bag you see me holding is the {Q-Essentials} Messenger Bag; while there is no set release date for this item, I was granted the privilege of being able to showcase it here for you guys. When it is released, I will inform you in a future entry as I link back to this post so that you can grab it when the time comes. I really like this bag and it’s made well and there will be more colors to choose from when it has a proper release.

I have to give a special mention to [Bad Unicorn] for their excellent backdrops. For this entry I went back from one of their earlier releases the “Hype-Beast” set and am using the RARE from this gacha machine. It fit the idea I had in my head so I’m very glad that I was able to make use of this.

Also be sure to check out Exile, they have a new build at their main location as well as a gift for both the gals and the fellas. They have new hair textures for their products so I think that is well worth checking it out.

Now that you are better informed about what you see in this entry, I leave you with the transportation to get to these stores and events so you can see everything they have to offer. I’ll catch you again soon but until then, stay stylish fellas!


⊰HAIR⊱ Exile: Alone Together – Naturals
⊰EYES⊱ MESANGE – Taomina β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ We Love RP
⊰FACE⊱ Modulus – Jake Skin – Cream β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ The Seasons Story (Spring)
⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

⊰TANKTOP⊱ {COLD-ASH} TYLER Tank Top (CLASSIC PACK) β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ TMD
⊰PANTS⊱ BlankLine CargoPants [Paint]
⊰SHOES⊱ [Deadwool] Chase sneakers β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Shoetopia

⊰BAG⊱ {Q-Essentials} Commuter Bag – Black (Coming Soon)

⊰BACKDROP⊱ [Bad Unicorn] 01 Hype-Beast Backdrop RARE †

† Gacha Item


*CN* Pose 1711 (5a)

[#211] Goodbye, Dear Friend

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The world it carries on
your memories and song
and your pictures on my wall, not forgotten

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⊰HAIR⊱ [bade] Fin FATPACK // β—‡NEWβ—‡ @ TSS
⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA HEAD Jackson
⊰EYES⊱ .ID. Attraction Eyes – FATPACK // β—‡NEWβ—‡ @ TMD
⊰FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Phil T2 // β—‡NEWβ—‡ @ Kustom9
⊰BODY⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.1

⊰JACKET⊱ {COLD-ASH} NORTHFIELD Jacket // β—‡NEWβ—‡ @ M.O.M
⊰PANTS⊱ Legal Insanity –Β  Skinny Sweats (Tartan)
⊰SHOES⊱ FLite. Lowtop Ducks – Red

⊰GLASSES⊱ Rowne. – Actress – Sunglass (White) (Gacha Prize)

⊰POSE⊱ Timeless – Mercy // Currently Not Available

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Goodbye, Dear Friend” – Deer Tick ⊰Listen/View⊱

[#205] Wanna Feel Pride And Shame

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I wanna live better days
Never look back and say
Could have been me
It could have been me

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⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA HEAD Jackson
⊰EYES⊱ :: hsh :: One / FAT PACKΒ  // @ CSR // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰FACE⊱ [theSkinnery] Hugh (Catwa Applier) – Cotton // @ C88 // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰BODY⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.1

⊰JACKET⊱ Modulus – Riano Jacket – Light // @ TSS // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰PANTS⊱ Ignition Art – Mark Pants & Boots // @ Sir Monthly // β—‡NEWβ—‡

⊰HAT⊱ ::GB::- Eskimo Cap (Black) // @ TMD // β—‡NEWβ—‡

⊰POSES⊱ The Pose Shop. – Yellow Snow // @ M.O.M // β—‡NEWβ—‡

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Could Have Been Me” – The Struts ⊰Listen/View⊱

[#168] Give Me A Shot At The Night

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“Once in a lifetime
The suffering of fools.
To find our way home
To break in these bones”

We are in the final days of the event called The End, there are many great Post-Apocalyptic things for the casual or hardcore roleplayer or even those who are into just taking pics with some edge to them. I really enjoy the pose set from IDK and featured one of them in my previous posts. I’ve also rounded up some great buys The Seasons Story and Kustom9, which are both going strong right as we speak and I would definitely get there as soon as you can. You can find these items and many other great ones at these events but don’t just take my word for it…have a killer shopping spree!

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⊰BODY⊱ SLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
⊰SKIN⊱ Clef de Peau – Aaron T2 Standard Skin // @ Kustom9 // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰EYES⊱ #Adored – Miasma Eyes – Bluejeans
⊰EYEBROWS⊱ Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 15 Brown // @ Kustom9 // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰HANDS⊱ SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – Relaxed
⊰HAIR⊱ [bade] James FATPACK // @ The Seasons Story // β—‡NEWβ—‡

⊰SHIRT⊱ :: GORODEE :: U – Neck Long Tee – Black // @ The Seasons Story // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰PANTS⊱ :: GORODEE :: Slovenly Softly Pant – Black // @ The Seasons Story // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰BOOTS⊱ :: GORODEE :: Leather Stretch BootΒ  – Black // @ The Seasons Story // β—‡NEWβ—‡

⊰RINGS⊱ **RE** Elegance Male Rings Set // @ M.O.M // β—‡NEWβ—‡

⊰GUN/POSE⊱ .::IDK::. Pose #169 // @ The End // β—‡NEWβ—‡

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Shot At The Night” – The Killers ⊰Listen/View⊱