[#594] No Matter What

And everybody said that we would never last,
And if they saw us now I bet they’d take it back
It doesn’t matter what we do or what we say
‘Cause nothing matters anyway!

Papa Roach, ♫No Matter What

My last blog was a bit on the heavy side and to maintain the balance, I chose to do something upbeat and also because I really wanted to show off this pose by Mouni Poses that is one of the many couples poses at the Valentine’s Pop Up that still has 4 days left before it closes down. That means if you’re planning to do some kind of sweet and romantic pose with your significant other then don’t wait until the last minute and be a sad bum because you’ve forgotten.

“Shallow” is the name of the pose and maybe I’m not reading into the overall look of the pose but I don’t find anything shallow about it. To me it is just a couple sitting together with him gazing at her in a very sweet way (but that could just be the way I see it?) However, there may be a little disinterest on Brenna’s part maybe because chocolate and animals tend to overrule male attention but I still don’t feel that it is shallow but still a wonderful pose.

Mouni Poses – Shallow Couples Pose

  • Bento couples pose (bento viewer needed)
  • Poseballs adjustable via build/edit mode
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair’s Valetine’s Pop Up until 02/14/19

At this months round of The Men Jail, you can get this outfit by Gild called “Lazy Pants Combinaison” which is a complete mesh outfit of a sleeveless shirt with long rolled up pants that I purposely wore in Black and Pink to go with the Valentine’s Theme that it seems to be going on. Each pants color comes with a version with a black shirt or a white shirt giving you the option to choose what you like best.

I am a fan of this outfit because of the fact that it is loose fitting and not binding to the body; it adds to the overall look of comfort while still being very stylish. Gild is one of those brands that I seek out when they are at an event because I know that there will be several good options and the clothing is of high quality without making me have to decide between their item and another because usually I can get both.

Gild – Lazy Pants Combinaison

  • Original mesh
  • 4 pants colors to choose from (sold separately)
  • FATPACK is also available
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 02/28/19

For the second straight blog I’m wearing the “Troy Hair” from Modulus and I can hear some of my friends saying something about me actually wearing something twice in a row but I’m wearing the hair because I like it and in this look I kind of feel like I might be a Troy so it works out well. Also to be fair in the last photo I did it wasn’t easy at all to see the hair with the lighting and darkness of the pool so I wanted to give a better look (with a shot taken in daylight).

Considering that I did just blog this hair, I’m not going to list features because it’s already a part of the one before. Moving to those of you ladies that may browse this site for your guy or see something that Brenna might be wearing (like the romper and hair accessory she’s wearing in this post), you’ll know that Collabor88 or just C88 for most people (abbreviations are the thing these days). Also the valentine’s Pomeranian by Black Bantam is also at the event and I have a feeling that it is likely a top seller there as animal makers such as them and Jian create such realistic looking pet decor.

On that note, I’m going to wrap this up and get it sent out because I’m working with a deadline of sorts and I’d like not to go past it, however, before I do go I have to say that working with the Black Dragon viewer so far has been an experience but it’s been rather pleasant so far. I feel that it gives my photos a little extra from what I have noticed and others have also. I always want to make sure that my photos are reflective of what I see in my head and I believe that the more comfortable I get with Black Dragon, I can achieve that.

The weekend is about over now so it’s back to the grind but I wish everyone a productive and hopefully enjoyable week. I’ll be posting as much as I can if the spirit moves me and the creativity does as well. There are a few ideas I’d like to get out of my brain this week if possible before I end up forgetting them (would be a shame to waste something I feel is a good idea).

Until the next blog, be well and take care of you and yours and maybe try sometime new that you’ve been wanting to do but have hesitated. Good things may come of it and you’ll wonder what took you so long.


POSE: Mouni Poses – Shallow @ Pose Fair Valentine Pop UpNEW

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Troy Hair @ TMDNEW

OUTFIT: Gild – Lazy Pants Combinaison (Pink/B) @ The Men JailNEW

BRENNA’S STYLE

HAIR: DOUX – Lolli
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

HEADBAND: Mossu – Fleur Wreath @ Collabor88NEW
ROMPER: SCANDALIZE – Christy @ Collab0r88NEW
SHOES: REIGN – Anaiya Boots

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[#593] Dear Agony

Leave me alone
God let me go
I’m blue and cold
Black sky will burn
Love pull me down
Hate lift me up
Just turn around
There’s nothing left

Breaking Benjamin, ♫Dear Agony

When the idea for this blog first came into my brain I wasn’t 100% sure how I wanted to go about it or how it would be received; I had to keep in mind that this is predominantly my space and I choose what is posted here. Very little do I like to talk about myself in any capacity even though I’m told that it is a Leo trait to be about yourself.

This site has always been about emotions in every degree you can think of. One day I might post something like I am today and the next post could be funny, light hearted, romantic or even *gasp* sexy. That’s just how this journey called life goes and one cannot exist without the other and that is what I personally believe.

The song I’ve chosen, “Dear Agony” could be construed many different ways. It can be looked at as someone with depression and suicidal thoughts or it could be thought of as someone dealing with an addiction/substance abuse problems and are seeking a means to pull themselves out of their predicament. The way it is personalized for me is that I deal with pain on a consistent basis due to chronic back issues that I have had for over 10 years that have no way of ever being normal. In a sense I feel like I’m slowly drowning sometimes with the knowledge that down the road it will likely reach a point that I don’t want to think about and that is what lead me to setting up the scene as I did.

Somehow I have willed myself to stay off of any mainstream painkillers but some days getting out of bed feels unbearable but I don’t want to be confined to staying in one spot all the time. I’m not in a position where a surgical procedure is required and even if it were a possibility the chance of it making my situation worse is too risky for me to consider.

This song resonates for me because I constantly wish to be in a place where I was before all of this started but I know it isn’t possible. I get through by being creative in a virtual world that I can do whatever I please and the photos I take that turn into these blogs are something that keeps my mind off of everything else. I don’t necessarily like putting stuff like this out in the world because I’m not a martyr, I’m just a person that struggles like everyone else. Perhaps it is something that when someone reads it they think “This person is like me, they understand the kind of thing I’m going through”. This struggle has put me in some dark places but I refuse to let it pull me in completely.

I may not enjoy sharing pieces of my life in detail but I don’t regret it either.

Okay…so I’m done with the heavy stuff now and I can get into the fun part of the blog which is about events, products, and the creation process and not necessarily in that order. I’m not quite sure how I managed to pull off getting this image to be even remotely close to how I saw it in my head but I can say that trying some new things might have helped.

Last year I entertained the thought of giving the Black Dragon viewer a try because many of my peers were doing some really cool things with it. I installed it and for me it was complicated enough that I said to hell with it and let the idea go that it might help my work out. It wasn’t until a few nights ago that I chose to give it another try and the worst that could happen is that I get frustrated and ditch it again. This time around though I watched helpful tutorials and took some of the confusion out of it and modeled my settings after the ones used by one of my favorite pose makers who uses it for their photos.

I’d like to know if you think if it’s made a difference?

I feel very fortunate that Modulus has quite a few releases at various events at the moment because I can keep my hair game on point. The Men’s Department is where the “Troy Hair” can be found and I remember when the product ad first showed up on Facebook, my friend Jason, said that he felt everyone had a stuck up Troy in their lives. I can say that I’ve never had the pleasure or displeasure of knowing anyone named Troy personally. So Jason if the Troy you knew wasn’t on your favorite list you can just look at this photo and take satisfaction to know I drowned him! (That’s a bit much but my humor is odd sometimes).

With the angle of the camera and the way the hair naturally flows it gives the effect of movement in the water as longer hair does when you are swimming. It’s not always easy when going for realism to get something to work without manipulation but I choose not to. Manipulating anything (especially products from a store I blog for) wouldn’t be right but luckily for me with Modulus I don’t have to.

Modulus – Troy Hair

  • 100% original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 color tone packs + integrated tinting HUDs to choose from
  • 40 color FATPACK also for sale
  • Exclusive to TMD until 02/27/19

For the outfit, I’m wearing some items that I had in my closet and I’m super certain have blogged in the past. Usually I tend not to go into extensive detail about those. That’s how I feel about items that are at least more than 2 or 3 months old (in this case at least a year). To be honest I give the most coverage to my brands and events that have new things out and also if there’s something that I find outside of that which excites me then I’ll make that a main feature as well.

This photo would not have been possible without the “Serene Pool” skybox from Paparazzi. This highly detailed indoor pool room comes complete with materials and lighting to give it a very realistic look for photography and it looks even better in the Black Dragon viewer with the right settings. There were actually several other ideas I had for this skybox but ultimately the photo that resulted from this shoot was my main idea. There’s nothing saying that I can’t use it again in the future for another blog taken from the vantage point from above the water right?

On that note, I think it’s time for me to wrap this blog post up so I can get it out into the universe as I am super proud of how the picture turned out. It may be the idea of it being the first one I’ve ever done with the Black Dragon viewer but I feel like it has a different feel to it then some of my previous work and time will tell the story of if I stick with this method or go back to what I was done.

Now I’m off to go crank some tunes and put a new look together for a little idea I have for the next blog. For all of you out there that might have experience with any of the feelings this blog might have brought about, we’re all in this together and we just have to do whatever is necessary to live our best lives. Take care until the next one everyone.

Kindest regards,

Brennan


POSE: Nexus (MP) – Hypoxia Pose Set

SKYBOX: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Serene Pool

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Troy Hair @ TMDNEW

TANKTOP: Boo’s Designs – Rob Tank Top ~ Ribbed ~
JEANS: INVICTUS – Jeans Strong 17

[#585] More Than A Feeling

It’s more than a feeling
When I hear that old song they used to play
And I begin dreaming
‘Til I see Marianne walk away
I see my Marianne walkin’ away

Boston, ♫More Than A Feeling

My coverage for Pose Fair is close to completion as the event closes up tomorrow night but I still have a few more tricks up my sleeve before all is said and done. I grabbed my brother Paul for a shoot that reminds me a little bit of when I was younger in the real world and I used to spend time with my brother. Memories like this are fun to try to portray virtually because the internet is able to hold onto them for a long time.

Space Cadet’s pose set “Teen Spirit” is a fun one that has five different air guitar poses. Not many people I know of do it today but it was a pretty big thing to do for fun when listening to music in my younger years (This was before video games took over). Both Paul and I have different poses from the set and I cannot tell you how much fun we had with this and the coolest part is that the poses are named after musicians such as Axl Rose and Slash from Guns N’ Roses.

Many of the poses that I have used for blogs from Pose Fair are great (as are ones that I have not as well) but this definitely is a lot of fun and I think that anyone that gets this pose pack could live out their rock star fantasies.

Space Cadet – Teen Spirit Pose Set

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer needed)
  • 5 different poses
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Modulus has quite a few new releases going right now and in this post the style I have on is the “Pete Hair”. It is a short to mid length style that flows to one side of the face or the other depending on which version you wear. I have seen a lot of musicians have similar hairstyles to this and using it for this photo works out for me because I feel like I choose the right direction for the hair to fall as I jam out to some Boston.

It goes without saying that if you’re a guy looking for new hair that you should check out Modulus not only just their store but also at the events they participate in which they are attached to some of the best out there including male specific ones.

Modulus – Pete Hair

  • 100% original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 color packs with integrated color tinting HUDs
  • 40 color FATPACK is also available
  • Exclusive to Man Cave until 02/11/19

I‘ve been sticking with my closet and wearing clothes that likely have been featured a time or two here but I decided to do a little shopping this afternoon; visiting both The Men’s Department and Men Only Monthly to put together an outfit that I really like. I’ll start with my shirt which is from Chuck Size and called “FABIO”. Graphic shirts are probably my most favorite type of shirt there is and the designs that this store has on theirs is super cool to me. It only makes sense that if I am doing a photo where I’m playing air guitar to possibly one of the most well known songs of the last 40+ years that a shirt with a skeleton holding a guitar is appropriate.

The jogging pants I am wearing come from etham and can be found at Men Only Monthly. Taking into account all of the previous things I mentioned, jogging pants made it clear to me that I have kind of a retro look going on that is pretty 80’s or 90’s inspired. Might as well be comfortable while I’m doing my best impression of just about any famous guitar player out there wailing away at a guitar solo.

Paul is attired in past releases from Cold-Ash and takes after his brother when it comes to knowing good clothing when he sees it.

On that note I think we’ve jammed out a good while and you all know what’s what. Time for some credits to get you out there shopping and if the weather is anything like it is here…staying in and going on a shopping trip is a lot more exciting. If you must venture out please be safe and warm and do NOT lick frozen light poles, you’ll live to regret it!

Best regards,

B


POSE: Space Cadet – Teen Spirit @ Pose FairNEW

SKYBOX: Violetility – Hole Skybox [DELUXE]

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Pete Hair @ Man CaveNEW
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: Chuck Size – FABIO @ TMDNEW
PANTS: etham – Shane Joggers @ M.O.MNEW

PAUL’S STYLE

HAIR: DOUX – Arcangel
HEAD: CATWA – Dude v3.2
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Devin (Tone TXM) ✦ Group Gift
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6

SWEATER: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – ASHTON Crew Neck Sweater
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – ELIAS Skinny Jeans
SHOES: Versov – JUMPOV ✦ Group Gift

[#575] I’m On Top Of The World

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

Imagine Dragons, ♫On Top Of The World

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modulus – Miles Hair

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

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

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

Madame Noir – Isis Eyes

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

Kaju – Eric Jacket

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

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

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

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

POSIES – Men Mood Sit Pose Pack

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

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

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

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

B


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

TOWER: Bad Unicorn – Tower 6

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

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

[#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

[#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