Tainted Love

TUNES

Sometimes I feel I’ve got to
Run away I’ve got to
Get away
From the pain you drive in the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I’ve lost my light
For I toss and turn I can’t sleep at night

[Soft Cell]

So many great dark news out there – I had not even a choice about not doing something with them *grins wickedly*

Let me start with that ultra cool tongue, pierced with a fish hook. Could be an accident or a fancy fetish, but in the end it is something I loved when I first saw it *snickers* The “Ziecklin’s tongue” is made by CerberusXing. The incredible details on the texture of the hook as well as the tongue make this definitely a must have for all who love the more creepy edge ofย  SL fashion and style. The Tongue is available in 4 different colors with or without RLV option.

As well from CerberusXing comes that amazing crotch piercing, that holds some delicate laces from the bottom belly downwards. CerberusXing collaborated with Ichigo for this special and super sexy design and with the HUD you get several color options, plus the ability to hide and show the laces as well as the clit piercing, that I did hide in my micro panties as I wanted to keep the post PG so you all can see all the new goodies. I will have a post for that piercing soon, which will be an adult only entrance then ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lets take a closer look at all the goodies I found at the Aenigma event. The event is run the first time this month and already it has so many amazing designers showcasing their newest releases there. The cool face art is one of them. Made by ::moonshine::, it comes with appliers for Genus and Omega and with the new BoM layers. It as well contain a black half moon for your forehead which I skipped for todays post, because my bangs would have hidden most of it.

The kick-ass, cool earrings you can find at Aenigma too. I love barbwire stuffs anyways so the “Heart Security Earrings” from {PSYCHO:Byts} were a must have for me too. At the same event you will find the collar from unstable as well as the mega amazing tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos. I already said how much I love Sir Skye’s creativity and this time he outdid himself again. The “The Gift / Gave” tattoo concentrates on the front upper body and has a lot of stuff coming with it. In the box you will find the BoM layer for the tattoo, a Maitreya & Slink Applier, an Omega Advanced Applier and a materials only HUD. Sir Skye states: “Materials-Only appliers tend to be tricky depending on what body you are using. To achieve the best effects on any tattoos that seem “bumpy” in the ad, your best bet will be to use the “all together” version of an applier that applies both the tattoo and the materials to your mesh. Most bodies support this option. Bakes on Mesh users can still use materials-only to achieve the shine effects but the bumpier materials will be lost. ” About the materials eraser I guess I do not have to explain much as it simply helps you to remove the materials again fro your body. The tattoo is made with materials and if you want to see it in its full glory, you have to make sure you have a body that supports materials. I mean they still will work without but then you just miss half of the awesomeness. What you as well will find in your box is a materials eraser and a projector that highlights the tattoo at its best.

If you like the more dark side of life, you should take a look at the new Aenigma event, since their first round is called “Tainted Love” and there are so much more amazing designs to discover!

Clothing

Outfit: [CX] x Insomnia Angel – “Luvshuka w/Skirt [Black]”

Panties: [ abrasive ] – “Plastic Sweetheart Thing” (Maitreya)

Stockings: Sweet Thing – “Elizabeth Stockings Black [Footed]” (BoM)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Tera” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Heart Security – Earrings” – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Piering 1: -SU!- – “Medusa Piercing (Group Gift)

Collar: unstable. – “Everlasting Devotion” – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Nipple Piercing: .ARISE. – “Pendant Piercing / 7”

Crotch Piercing: [CX] x Ichigo – “Yoni’s Passion” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Hentai Fair

Belly Chain: [CX] – “Mucronate Chains” (Maitreya)

Bracelets: Gemini – “Sis Bracelets” (Maitreya)

Rings & Nails: [CX] – “Essential Dirty Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Beanie”

Face Art: ::moonshine:: – “Desdemona Tattoo” (BoM) – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Nova 1.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Tongue: [CX] – “Ziekling’s Tongue (Black)” – NEW @ Mainstore

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.0.2”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “The Gift / Gave” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

Backdrop: Ex Machina – “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene”

Chains: [Arch] Deco – “Box of Chains v1.0”

Bird: Hotdog – “Dead bird”

Spiders: NOMAD – “Spidey”

Moths: DISORDERLY. – “Dusty Ideas / EXTRA / Moths”

Pose Tool: Anypose โ€“ โ€œBVN HUD v1.6โ€

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œAxis HUD Face 1.1โ€

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Family sometimes grows unexpected…

… and if that happens like that, it is the best that can happen *smiles*

Today I had company for my shoot from a person I wanted to do a picture together in forever… my cute, evil, goth, kawaii daughter Shy. I never had a daughter in Second Life before the more I was surprised as some when Shy was in my IMs calling me “Mamasan” – I had to smile all over.

I know Shy for quite some time and I always adored her style and the way how she does her pictures. It always was a mixture of cute and creepy or cute and goth and always with a touch of kawaii. I never saw a “goth-kawaii” style in such a perfection before. She used to blog for Wicca’s Originals in the past and had to stop some when. We kinda lost us on our path through Second Life until I met her again on a Vernisage where her “Daddy”- Sir Skye Nefekalum –ย  had one of his art pieces – I was invited as well and when I saw her again it felt like we never stopped talking. I could not resist to ask her if she would consider to come back to our blogger team as I love her artwork so much. When she said she would think about since her Second Life as well changed again a lot, I already was happy about that. You can imagine, how it felt when she said she would be ready to come back and use our creations for her incredible awesome pictures again!

The more it did honor me and made me happy when she called me Mamasan. So she became my first Second Life daughter EVER ๐Ÿ™‚ She is crazy, cute and sometimes even creepy always in the right balance and I hope this picture wasn’t the last we did together!

I did my credits as usual blow the post and if you want to know more about my cute, goth-kawaii daughters look, you either can poke her inworld or via Flickr mail ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you Shy for an amazing shot and a fun time!

Clothing

Jacket: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Jacket – A” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Top: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Top – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Comon)

Dress: [CX] – “Hinata – Black” (Maitreya)

Panties: [CX] – “Pantsu Codex” (Maitreya)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Kate Thigh High Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Piercing 1: *PKC* – “Collar Lip Piercing” (LeLutka, Simone)

Piercing 2:ย [CX] – “Monstrum Catena – Silver”

Collar: #187# – “Leashed Collar”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Beanie”

Makeup: La Malvada Mujer – “She Said Eyeshadow” (Omega applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Impressionist” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: The Bearded Guy – “Sexy – Aerodynamic” (Thank you Shy for putting it out for our shoot!)

Pose: #Mewsery – “Babygirls [Bento] Pose” (Thank you Shy for putting it out for our shoot!)

Tool to alter the pose lightly: AnyPose – “BVH Pose Stand”

Models

Shy Nefekalum & Wicca Merlin

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

100% Witch

TUNES

Yes, I am a witch
And I have conjured you
For my bidding
And all my charms and all my accidents
Are all just instruments
To lock you up
Yes, I am a carnival
A house of mirrors
And I will con you
And all my tricks and all my magic
Will keep you dizzy
With desire
How could I know my spell was broke?
I am nothing like the girl you thought I was without your love
How could I haunt you, keep you close
When you can see my seams, the fraying of my dress?
I am defenseless
[The Bird and the Bee]

Official Vendor poster for the “Dark Percentage” tattoo by Nefekalum Tattoos // Available at The Darkness event // December 2019 // Photography: Skye Nefekalum

Clothing

Bra: Moon Elixir – “Houdini – Bra” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)
Corset: Pixicat – “Temptation Corset – Dark (XS)”
Pants: [Gos] – “Bella Leather Shorts” (Maitreya)
Legs/Socks: Insomnia Angel – “Lizzie” (Maitreya)
Shoes: {Livalle} – “Payne”

Accessories

Glasses: -SU!- – “Hell Freak Sunglasses” (Gacha, Rare)
Lip Piercing: [CX] – “Bitten 2017 Update (Silver+Catya)”
Nose Piercing: [CX] – “Monstrum Catena”
Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Night” (Maitreya)
Upper Arm Cuffs: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Bondage Deluxe” (Maitreya)
Lower Arms: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme” (Maitreya)
Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Silver” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Vonks”
Makeup: Look At Me – “Submissive Eyeshadows” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”
Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”
Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Dark Percentage” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ The Darkness // December 2019

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

Backdrop: anxiety – “rapture scenebox”

Bed: Violetility – Tantra Bed

Frames: GizzA – “Halloween Decor / Frame Set”

Vanity Set: Quasi – “Makeup Addict”

Banner 1: Indolent – “Wall Hanging: Supernatural”

Banner 2: BackBone – “Office Life – Frame”

Standing Candle: 22769 – “Skull Candle” (Gacha, Common)

Table Cadle: *HEXtraordinary* – “Melting Spell Candle – Small”

Ball Candle: [QE Home] – “Geo Candleholder -Black Magic-“

Skull Candle: Ariskea[Muertos] – “Skull Candle & Flower [Dark]”

Floor Deco:ย 22769 – “Witchcraft Drape With Runes”

Cat: SEmotion Libellune –ย  “Sphynx Cat #10 UNCOMMON” (Gacha, Common)

Model & Photographer

Freak Show – Am I a freak? Are you a freak?

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I’ll tell you who the monsters are! The people outside this tent! In your town, in all these little towns. Housewives pinched with bitterness, stupefied with boredom as they doze off in front of their laundry detergent commercials, and dream of strange, erotic pleasures. They have no souls. My monsters, the ones you call depraved, they are the beautiful, heroic ones. They offer their oddity to the world. They provide a laugh, or a fright, to people in need of entertainment. Everyone is living the life they chose. But you, you undoubtedly will be one of those soulless monsters. Perhaps you already are.

[Elsa Mars // American Horror Story]

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In current usage, the word “freak” is commonly used to refer to a person with something strikingly unusual about their appearance or behaviour. This usage dates from the so-called freak scene of the 1960s and 1970s.

[Wikipedia]

So… what is a freak? Am I a freak?

To me the term freak never had any bad taste. In school people called me freak as I didย  not look like anybody else. I had colored hair in deep hues and colors (red, green, blue)I used to have an undercut or s side cut and my clothing never matched the mainstream. I always had an addiction for punk and gothic fashions in RL as well. I never saw a reason to look like all the other girls, just because someone decided that this is an actual trend right now. During my teenager times it was not always easy. If you are called a freak or an outsider especially while you grow up and try to find yourself.. go figure. Several times I tried to level myself down, to what they called ‘mainstream or trendy’, but for whatever reason I always felt like dressing up for carnival and wearing a costume. It never took long before I went back to what I really liked, to again be called freak. Back then freak did hurt, but that changed big time, when I discovered that they just could not handle people who are different, but that was years later…

So I finished my school as the outsider with just a handful people in school I went along well, but each of them was worth a million more as the ‘hipsters’ in my class.

The I went to university to become a teacher, as iI wanted to prove my family I can do something ‘normal’ as well besides running to concerts and making music. That did last quite long and I really made my first exam quite fine. In germany there is required a second one after one year of guided teaching and when I had that first exam in my hands, I already felt that is the end of the street for me, since having the second year done would require to fit into what the guiding professor/teacher expects.

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The same time I was offered my first contract from a record label with one band I had back then. so that kinda made the decision easy, to leave the teacher thing behind with the first exam in my hands and finally turn towards the music scene, which I had desired before, but due to the family reasons not yet looked deeper into that just playing in some bands here and there.

It was not a huge contract, but it was my first and it was one :p and the more I walked into the music business, the more I discovered that way more musicians are freaks that everywhere else I was before*giggles* and I am using the word freak not in a bad way. So many great individuals, great open-minded people and all of a sudden being a freak did not mean to be an outsider anymore!

I had amazing 20 years in the music world before I thought about teaching at a school again.

I always had music students and tutored some kids if they could not follow the teachers in school with afternoon hours of trying to teach them maths, english or what ever was needed but never officially as a teacher more as a private mentor or tutor. Somewhen – about 4 years ago – I got a call from a school. They were asking if I would like to teach some guitar and bass guitar lessons for some kids of the school band, which they just started. It sounded exciting and I thought why not give it a try, especially because the principal was so amazing. He got told about me from a mother, tha had her child at his school, that was having bass guitar lessons from me for years. So I went there for a first meeting to meet the principal and talk about a few things since I was not the only one he called to find a music teacher for guitar and bass guitar. It was a wonderful experience and during our talk he told me he was a musician in his younger days as well, playing trumpet and trombone. I do not know how to say but in german we have a quote that says ‘The chemistry between us was right from the first moment”. Again I was an outsider, a freak with my clothing and my weird stylings at school but the kids liked it, as it was not the usual teacher look. To me it was totally new again to be an outsider but one the kids and as well my peers respected and as well liked…

I am still making music, play in bands and having fun, but I found a new chapter in my life which more and more puts me towards teaching at an official school.

Being a freak… once it did hurt be called like that, but nowadays I do not mind be called a freak or being an outsider, as I learned the most interesting people are freaks somehow and not squeezed into the mainstream ๐Ÿ˜‰ Do not fear to be different.. life can be so much more exciting. You meet so much more interesting people if you dare watch over the border of the little plate we call life ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Outfit (incl. hat): !dM (Devious Mind) – “Dolly”

Tights: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Fishnet Tights” (Appliers only)

Gloves: Sweet Tea – “Formal Gloves Essentials”

Shoes: lassitude & enui – “Wicked Booties”

Cuffs: The Annex – “Lock Down”

Necklace: Empyrean Forge – “Apprize Charm” – NEW @ Enchantment

Hair: Adoness – “Eutychia”

Eyeshadow: Slackgirl – “Candy Shadow” – NEW @ Enchantment

Lipstick: Zibska – “Nereza” – NEW @ Enchantment

Lollipops: Aisha – “Lolipop Patch” – NEW @ Enchantment

Glitter: E.V.E Studio – “Koi Glitter Puffs”

Poses: Poseidon & Aliud

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Punk for Style Kingdom

Punk Website

Punk for Style Kingdom Magazine

(http://issuu.com/style_kingdom/docs/sk_vol12)

Stylecard:

Jacket: [R3] – Steampunk Armour V3
Top: [R3] – Luna Strapped Top V3
Skirt: [R3] – Akali Skirt V1
Boots: RO – Hobnails
Socks: insanya – Stockings & Kneesocks n.4 & Punk Sox
Hair: adoness – Xanthippe
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo – Rigel Princess
Piercing: [ni.ju] – Amped Piercing (Nose & Brow]
Cigarette: NikotiN – Cigarette Dirty

Photographer: Micah Kalinakov

Model & Stylist: Wicca Merlin

Punk Ingles: British Punk – Trend Stylings for the Versus Magazine

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The whole magazine online: http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_magazine_-_winter_enchantmen/1

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Top: LeeZu – “Tamara” (part of the full outfit)

Boots: LeeZu – “Piccadilly Over Knee Boots” (mesh)

Belt: Maitreya – “Coin Belt”

Tights: LeeZu – “LaLun Tights”

Skirt: GizzA – “Tartan Mini Skirt” (mesh)

Shoulder Parts: GizzA – “Epaulette Set”

Jacket: [SG*] – “4Minute Jacket”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Collien”

Bracelets: GizzA – “Asia”

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Corset: Faster Pussycat – “Oh Dear!” (mesh)

Pants: Faster Pusyacat – “Burlesque Panties”

Leggings: LeeZu – “Cat Tights”

Tattoo: v3 – “Outlaw”

Socks: Cipher – “Punk Socks”

Shoulder Pads: Faster Pussycat – “Lionhead”

Boots: Faster Pussycat – “Gothygal”

Lashes: Detour – “Spider Lashes”

Hair: Adoness – “Myrina”

Bangles: Ticky Tacky – “Hoopty Hoops of Love”

Collar: dM! – “3 Chain Chocker”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Lovely Mi – “Westwood Contrast” & Silken Moon – “Wicca Liner straight”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Luna Lips Silverrush Overlay”

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Jacket: GizzA – “Dropped Collar Jacket” (mesh)

Skirt: Paperbag – “Tartan Skater Skirt” (mesh)

Boots: [GOS] – “Triumph Boots” (mesh)

Hair: Miss C – “Xenia II”

Jewelry: Lazuri – “Noor Mystic Infinity”

Belt: COCO – “Wide Belt”

All poses by Wicca’s Wardrobe

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin