[#430] We’re Far From Obvious This Time

Cold
But I’m still here (blind)
‘Cause I’m so blind (say never)
Cold
Now we’re so cold (mine)
And you’re not mine (say never)
We’re far from obvious this time

Cold (But I’m Still Here)♫ – Evans Blue

Hello once again and welcome to my little artistic corner of the world where I try my best to provide works of art intermixed with fashion and multifaceted emotions. Now is that time of year when all the clothing designers start releasing oodles and oodles of winter attire and all the various locations in-world become wintery reminders of your real life that you desperately try to escape from (haha). Regardless of that it does add to the realism of everything and can make for some really good creativity.


I recently discovered the snowy wonderland known as D.O.X and after a little bit of exploration I decided to set a scene. I pulled together some really cool items for my look that were definitely weather appropriate (because who goes out in a snowy cold environment in like a t-shirt or shorts?) One of the best things is that I didn’t have to cycle through tons of lighting to find the right ambience; I simply just used the recommended settings from the sim itself. The results came out satisfactory for me and helps me to feel like I am on a good stride as far as creating scenes goes.


Men Only Monthly has been a very good event this current round which is still going on for another week (it ends on the 15th of December). I spent a lot of time there and found many things that I’ve used in my recent works which is why I decided to put my name in the ring and applied to be a blogger for the event. I am hoping that I get in but I realize that the competition may be fierce as I am sure many other good bloggers/artists will be vying for a spot. It’ something I felt was worth giving a shot and regardless I can say I tried even if I do not make the cut.

This particular blog I’m featuring a skin by Avi-Glam which is available at Men Only Monthly. Of course you’ll get my insights into it down in the credits section so I have something to actually put there.

Most of items from currently running events came from Men Only Monthly but I did also make a trip to The Arcade which has just opened for a new round of random prize winning madness. I am thankful that I managed to escape there with only minimal damage this time which is a small victory for me personally!


Before I leave you to the credits, I have to make an admission of a goof. As I was putting the credits together I realized that I hadn’t worn the Daniel head for a while and cannot recall which eyes I had last used with it so I couldn’t credit it in good faith because if I was wrong it would to me be considered as misinformation and that is not my intention at all. If I do recall which eyes were used I will come back to this post and edit it accordingly.

There is much more work to do with items I’ve picked up in the last week so I’m going to go jump into that as this blog entry can be considered a wrap. I hope you check back to see what adventures I’m getting into next and I will gladly welcome you back.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRtram G0220 Hair / HUD-A

HEADCATWA – Daniel

FACE⊱ AG. Trevor Skin – Ivory @ M.O.MNEW

The latest release in the Avi-Glam skin line, Trevor has very soft facial features and seems to work best with wearing the CATWA “Daniel” head as that is what is suggested by the creator. There are 6 skin tones to choose from and appliers for male mesh bodies are sold separately. The body shape and eyebrow shaper are included in the product package if you desire. Each skin HUD gives several eyebrow color options when applying (no brows is also an option).

I find that this skin reminds me of the actor, Ezra Miller, who appears as The Flash/Barry Allen in the recently released “Justice League” movie. I am not sure if that is what the creator intended with this but that’s just what I see when I look at my avatar closely.

BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET⊱ BlankLine – Down jacket **RARE** @ The ArcadeNEW

Rarely do I find myself wearing a puffer jacket (see what I did there?) This pull prize from BlankLine’s machine at the December 2017 edition of The Arcade has a HUD option in which you can change two parts of the jacket as well as 4 different types of sweater. After having looked at the key for the machine I believe this RARE version is all of the other jackets offered as a FATPACK sort of deal where you can use all of the colors in any combination you wish to. It’s a fantastic product and the design and textures used are top notch.

COMPATIBLE WITH: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

PANTS⊱ AITUI – Aero Pants – Fat Pack @ M.O.MNEW

Lately I am finding that AITUI is hitting a home-run with their releases. Previously in a blog entry I was wearing their sweatpants from the November round of TMD and really liked them and they also in the same time frame put out these pants at Men Only Monthly. I have been trying to be more of a well behaved blogger and not buy every FATPACK I see because it tends to get costly in the long term but all the different options for this item caught my eye and I couldn’t resist. 6 different colors with two metals to choose from on the buttons are what this full pack consists of. You can also get each of these in singular form if you do not want all of the options and that’s definitely up to you.

COMPATIBLE WITH: Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP mesh bodies.

BOOTSYasum – Generator Boots – Black

I previously purchased these boots at the Hipster Men’s Event in one of the previous rounds but could not find the right outfit to pair them with until now. I was really hoping I could use them and I found a way to do so. The AITUI pants had just the right height to where I could wear these properly without any clipping (which bugs me to no end).

COMPATIBLE WITH: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

Photo Taken @ D.O.X

Go&See * Bold * Bento Pose Pack (2) @ M.O.MNEW

The second of two new pose releases from Go&See, “Bold” is just as it’s name infers. These poses are meant for those who like to puff out their chest a little bit and show what they are about. I really like the poses so far from the brand but if I could change anything about them is with most poses you can combine them with a locking T-Pose so you can stand there and not have your camera move with you as you are setting up an angle. These do not allow for that so a pose stand is necessary so you do not wind up frustrated because your camera keeps resetting and your position changes. It’s something that’s also helpful for sims that do not have rez rights groups and you really want to use it for a scene.

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[#348] All Hell Can’t Stop Us Now

It has to start somewhere
It has to start sometime
What better place than here?
What better time than now?

Guerilla Radio” –  Rage Against The Machine  ♫Listen

It’s now on to entry #3 in These Conversations Kill’s coverage of Skin Fair. This time not only is there a skin but also some ink for those of you who love using your skin as an art canvas.

I’ll start though with the very top of the body and work my way down, seems like the best way to break things down.

At The Crossroads event there is a new release by hair creator “tram”. You can purchase the G0220 style with three different HUD packs to choose from. I thought this style went best with the look I was going for as it seems to fit the different asian trends I’ve noticed lately. A longer pulled back style with some curls left in the front and a small little tail in the back. I really like it along with the textures and I have a feeling that it may have some use in future works.

This is also the third release from MESANGE from their exclusives for the We ❤ RP event. The “Tikal Eyes” have 15 different options for you and for those of you with Omega enabled eyes a HUD to change them as well as the standard mesh versions. Each eye has different iris/pupil sizes for you to stylize yourself.

Modulus’ “Jae-Sun” skin is the second I’ve featured of the three exclusives from Skin Fair. I chose to stick with the included shape and hairbase for this one because it was the best fit for what I was going for. I also chose to use the full eyebrow/beard combination as well for a little more rugged looking assassin. Gives a bit more of an “edge” if you get my drift.

The trend for tattoos on the grid these days seems to lean towards using different images and kind of mashing them up to create a theme. Personally I’m not sure that I understand it but it does tend to make for some cool looking ink and that’s what I feel Dappa has done here. “The Alchemist” grabbed my attention the moment I saw the advertisement. From the image of the knight on the left pectoral to the King Arthur type theme, it was just something I had to have. Provided in the package are the standard tattoo layers and then HUDS for various body types with fresh and faded opacity levels. It’s a must have tattoo and a high favorite of mine in all of the ones I’ve seen offered lately.

Today is the final day of the February/March round of the Signature Event. I’m happy that I got this in even if it is at the 11th hour of sorts but I had to feature the Gabriel bento enabled gloves. There are two versions for sale but I went with the regular version. As much as the version with the ring on the finger called to me, I thought this was best for the idea I was running with.

I have at least one more item to show you before the current round of Men Only Monthly ends on the 15th to restock for the March/April round that begins on the 20th. [Gild] who was once a part of Gabriel has struck out on their own and is off to a good start with some of the items I’ve seen from their brand so far. I’m wearing the “Soft leather easy pants” in the checkered version. I thought that I would do something different since it’s way too easy to just wear a pair of black leather pants and with this being offered it was a refreshing change of pace. Sizes included in the package are for Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP body style. Sadly there are no standard or fitmesh sizes for this product.

For the backdrop and pose, I’d like to give honorable mention to both MINIMAL and Q-Poses. They helped make this head easier in creating. I picked up the “Illusion Background” from Uber and “The Warrior” pose set was originally available at Cosmopolitan but you can currently pick it up at their main location or at the current round of 2nd Level.

Time for me to get to the next adventure but I hope you like what you’ve seen and head out to these locations for these great items or for items that peak your interests. Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ tram G0220 hair / HUD-A ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Tikal ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
FACE⊱ Modulus – Jae-Sun Skin ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ DAPPA – The Alchemist Tattoo. ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017

PANTS⊱ [Gild] Soft Leather Easy Pants – Checker ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M (Feb/Mar)
SHOES[AK] – Summer Spike – Black

GLOVES⊱ ::GB:: BENT Leather Cuff Glove ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event (Feb/Mar)

BACKDROP⊱ MINIMAL – Illusion Backgrounds (4) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Uber


{QP} – The Warrior (Includes Katana Prop)

[#324] Forgive & Forget

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Let me down, let me down like only you know how
shut me out, shut me out forgive and forget…

Forgive & Forget” –  A Day To Remember    ♫Listen

The beginning of the month is one of my favorite times because it means the return of my favorite events with new rounds of things just waiting to jump into my shopping cart. The Men’s Dept. is probably by far my most favorite when it comes to just the gents as far as things go. It is hard not to go wild purchasing things left and right when I am there but I have learned to reign in it a little bit but that doesn’t mean I won’t be displaying some of the best and favorite things from it through the course of the month.

From TMD for this particular look, I chose to wear the British Duffle Coat by ::K:: because I like coats that have a longer length. It has just always been one of my more preferred styles. It’s also nice that it has the built in shirt/sweater combination which comes with a HUD so that you can change their colors to get the exact combination that is perfect for you.

It is just close enough to the end of the December round of Men Only Monthly, which shuts down on the 15th so they can switch everything for the new January round on the 20th. From this event I picked coordinating pants from Ascend. The Hideo Formal Trousers go excellent with the Triple Monk Shoes. The choice of colors for the trousers was a hard decision but I felt going with a monochrome outfit seemed to suit me best. The best thing is that they come in Fitmesh for most standard avatars and also for the mesh body crowd with [Signature] Gianni, Adam, SLink Physique, and also TMP.

The shoes have an unfitted option for standard avatars and also for [Signature] Gianni, Adam, SLink, and TMP as well. The best part is that they come with a HUD to change the type of socks you want to wear. I love the choices they have added, argyle is a style that I prefer in the real world so it’s great to see it represented here on the grid.

The Crossroads event seems to be getting a lot of my attention as I used products from it in my last posting and has made it again this time as well.

tram has released a very nice long hair that flows off to the left side of the body, over the ear with a slight little pony bob at the back. Being that I have a hard time choosing hair colors I grabbed the full package which comes with your usual monochrome, brown, and blonde tones but it also has some really nice ombre tones as well which is what I used for this look. For the other item for this event I am using a pose that is a part of The Dean set from an lar [poses]. Poses for me are kind of hard to describe but I like the overall mood of this set and hope to be able to use more of them for upcoming projects.

Lastly, MESANGE has new eyes available at The Chapter Four. The Sekhmet Eyes come in 16 tones and have a newly updated HUD so that you can have different sized iris/pupils. I think it’s a welcome upgrade to the original products that were previously released. MESANGE just keeps getting better and better over time.

We’ve come to the part of the post where we part ways and I give you the credits for the look so that you can go check out these for yourselves and explore all the things offered at these great events. I’ll see you out on the grid and until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIR⊱ tram F1215 hair / FATPACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HEAD[GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Sekhmet Eyes / BEAUTY PACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱  Clef de Peau: Bradley T2 [GA.EG] ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ ::K:: British Duffle Coat – Gray ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTS⊱ //Ascend// Hideo Formal Trouser – Dark Gray ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ MOM
SHOES⊱ //Ascend// Triple Monk Shoes – Black ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ MOM

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an lar [poses] The Dean Series (Two) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads