[#400] Leave Out All The Rest

After my dreaming
I woke with this fear
What am I leaving
When I’m done here?

Leave Out All The Rest” – Linkin ParkListen

Some time has passed and I’ve had time to process some things but first and foremost I wanted to pay tribute to a musician that has had an impact not only on myself but on countless others. Regardless of whether you like the music of Linkin Park it’s hard to deny that they hold a place in the annals of music legend. Creatively written lyrics and a combination of soft vocals and raw guttural screams they came a long way from the beginning of the rap/rock scene.

When the news broke that Chester had passed a large range of emotions had filled my head. It just seemed like so many people that I admired from a music fan standpoint were suddenly just disappearing. Unfortunately I won’t ever be able to see the band in concert but I will still have the music that was created at my disposal to listen to and remember fondly. My heart truly goes out to his family, friends, and bandmates. The world is missing one light that seemed to flicker bright even when shrouded in so much darkness.

There were a few songs I could have used for the theme of this photo shoot but I think what I chose as the final is the best to represent how I feel and many others as well. If you find yourself needing to talk to someone because you are having a tough time do not be afraid, there is always someone out there with an ear to lend even if you do not think they do. Full credits are below so I will let you dig into those but I also have to say that I did edit one of the record sleeves on the pose prop just in case you like it enough to buy it and see that it is not as it appears here. I will see you all again next time, until then stay stylish fellas.

HAIRBASE/BEARD⊱ .:cheeky:. 3 Days Beard & Hairbase @ M.O.MNEW

Another new round of Men Only Monthly has begun and there are a lot of goodies to check out including this hair and beard combination. You can wear either or both via a HUD (included is one for CATWA and one also for OMEGA applier capable heads). There are several hair color types to choose from so for those of you who wear different colors from time to time as I do, you’ll be represented.

HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ AG. Silky Eyes @ Shiny ShabbyNEW
FACE⊱ amias – KIAN – Ivory @ TMDNEW
BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET::GB:: Loose Cotton Jacket Set / Khaki

This jacket was previously a part of last month’s UBER event, however, since that time Takuya Jinn sent out an update for those of you who did not buy it at the event. The update adds a hoodie you can wear with the jacket which I feel was a nice added touch. There are no specific sizes for mesh bodies on this but should work with just about all of them with the use of alpha cuts.

PANTS⊱ M.NA: Saudade @ ROMPNEW

Due to some of the issues I had lately it took me longer to get these put into a look. ROMP is in its last day of being open for this round but there is still time to run out and get these pants. There are lots of features to this as well as denim and leather textures to give you multiple looks. Sizes included for these pants include Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP male bodies. The FATPACK has a HUD with 3 extra textures as well as a color picker so that you can create your own flavor to the pants.

SHOES⊱ FLite.-NoMads – Fatpack @ n21NEW

Some time has passed since FLite has come out with a new release but at the n21 event they have come back with a vengeance. The NoMads sneakers are really cool. Reasonably priced and you get all the styles available in the HUD that is included. You really can’t beat it for a pair of shoes from my personal top 5 favorite shoe creators. Sizes included are (there are also sizes for women but as this is a male blog I’m only going to list the ones for the fellas) Belleza Jake and SLink male bodies.

RING⊱ [DF] Keyboard Ring ♯ Marketplace
RINGS⊱ Ysoral – Luxe Set Rings Luc ♯ Marketplace


::WetCat:: “Beat Junkie” Prop

Being that I am an audiophile (a lover of music) this pose/prop really caught my attention. It was originally at the Cosmopolitan event but I had purchased it just before the round it was in closed as I had almost forgotten that it was featured there. There are poses inside the prop for the gals as well as unisex poses and each of them are adjustable so you can get the best angle/look that fits you. This was one of the defining parts of this entry as it gelled with the emotion that I was going for.

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[#355] Bad To The Bone

On the day I was born
the nurses all gathered round
And they gazed in wide wonder
At the joy they had found

The head nurse spoke up
said “leave this one alone”
She could tell right away
That I was bad to the bone

Bad To The Bone” –  George Thorogood and The Destroyers  ♫Listen

It seems that I am on a nice little roll lately with coming up with ideas and being able to do the photo sessions and get everything organized in a timely manner. It doesn’t always work that way but when it does it makes me just a little bit happier that I can bring you info on great items.

I recently received a review copy of one of Avi-Glam’s recent skins called “Ash”. Now this was a challenge for me as it is a standard avatar skin and I have not blogged one in nearly 2 years or more. So putting this together took a lot of patience but I think it turned out well. I think it makes me appreciate the invention of mesh, not to mention Bento. I went with the “Light” tone because it was just right for what I normally like to wear. Along with this skin, Avi-Glam also released one for the TMP mesh head and also new updated body appliers which for this set of photos I am using the [Signature] Gianni ones and it looks really nicely toned. Not overly muscular and not flat either.

The VERSUS event is still going strong for a little while longer, and I am wearing the “Wash” denim tone of the SABOTAGE “Searing Denim” which comes with a HUD that you can change the color of briefs you are wearing or to remove them completely and even to have the flame graphic on or off as well. I thought that was a really cool touch but I chose to leave the flame design on because that is what makes these jeans unique in the first place.

{kokoia} has been on my radar for a little bit now with the brand becoming more noticeable in the events they are being featured in. Their “Tussio” sneakers are available for purchase at the March round of TMD, which you still have a few more days to browse before the shut down for the April round. If you haven’t already been there, I encourage you to go as there is literally just about everything there. Getting back to these sneakers, they are a true value as the package contains 10 different colors and a HUD to change different parts of the shoe. There are endless combinations to be had. I just so happened to color mine so that they resembled something closely associated with the flames on my jeans.

Wetcat Poses has been around for quite a long time and as far as I can remember, they have been here just about as long as I have in-world. They did a collaboration with LEMON to make a building prop complete with a street lamp and a fire escape. It also includes poses for couples, females and males. I am definitely about this build and hope to use it again for a project because the textures and poses are very well done. A big shout out and props to these guys for creating a really cool backdrop.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this installment and I look forward to being back with you all again soon. Until then, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR[Deadwool] Undercut Hair – Blacks
EYES[theSkinnery] Sona Eye Collection (10)
FACEAG. Ash Skin – Light ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
TATTOOCURELESS [+] Psychopomp Body / BLACK CLEAR (v.1)

JEANS⊱ ..S..: Searing Denim – M Wash ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ VERSUS
SHOES⊱ {kokoia} – Tussio :: Canvas Sneakers ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD


::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.//Backdrop Scene#1 [Includes Poses]