Bound by Prejudices

β€œWhen dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.”

[Dale Carnegie]

β€œNever judge others. You both know good and well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life.”

[Colleen Hoover]

How often you wondered why a certain person is not talking to you, even if you never ever had any conversation with that exact person before?

This post will be very personal out of my own experiences and opinions in my very own past and I will try my best, hoping I will make sense and will be understood right. I am not a native English Speaker so I hope that you will be lenient with me πŸ˜‰

I am sure you know that situation, if you poke someone, to get some information and then you are being ignored for a long time without any answer. The after some time you dare to ask again, because the information would be really important for you and you could not find any other source of information and again you are ignored completely. you start to be scared and question yourself what you could have done to that person before, but you cannot even remember that you ever spoke to that person before. so you think your pokes might have got lost and you take all your strength and ask a 3rd time because you think your first two attempts failed, since you heard nothing back and all of a sudden you get yelled at O.O Not with the information you asked for – more like how you can dare to ask 3 times after you got ignored already before…

That did not happen too often thank god, but those kind of situations happen here and there again and again. Usually not that harsh but in the end it hurts the same if you just wanted some information and just get silence.

I mean if you could figure it out by yourself… fine then I would not even say a word but sometimes you have to ask for information of you cannot continue working on something.

The other side of the coin… How often you caught yourself avoiding several people just because you “heard” something about them?

I was thinking about that a lot lately. sometimes I just tried to avoid people because good friends of mine had real bad experiences with them and I felt I would betray them by talking to those people or even work with them. One part of my heart – out of loyalty – still believes in that, but seeing it from a business perspective the other part of my heart calls against it.

Maybe it is part of being a human that you try to protect your true friends by not making relation ships with people who hurt them but on a business perspective should you not be open minded and not biased by some things?

What about the phrase that everyone deserves a second chance? Is it not possible to be with people not mentioning or talking about a certain person?

It is a tricky subject I guess and maybe the intensity of what has happened and as well the particular story and facts might have a great influence on that.

It would make a difference if someone was ‘just’ rejected for something or somebody, or if he or she really was personally hurt. That maybe leads to the next problem, that some people take things personal quite fast… and who would be the judge to decide if it was real bad or just a misunderstanding? I guess I did wrong decisions in that case as well but I always try to be as neutral as I can especially if it comes to business stuff. Saying that, if I maneuver myself in such situations without aiming for that (and I am good in that for what ever reason) I try to be transparent and honest with that, so every party knows very well about my role and intention.

All my life I tried to not hurt people in any ways and still it happens sometimes without me knowing it. If that happens I never did want it like that, but it happened. So I have to – if I get the chance to do so – explain why it happened and maybe apologize if that is still possible, as I probably cannot make it undone (I would if I could, ,that’s a given). I had to learn the hard way that if you have an own opinion you might hurt people with it even if you do not want to. Just because sometimes things hurt people, even if you not ever thought about.

My grandfather used to say “You are the only one that decides what can/will hurt you and what won’t”

It took a long time, until I fully understood what that means and even now, I know it does not always work. But I as well learned being open minded for new acquaintances and situations even if people tried to warn me.

Even if I sometimes wish – after having my own experiences – I would have listened, I as well got to know people different, than what I was told. I was allowed to see different and amazing sides of people who I was told to never talk to. Sometimes you need to take a risk, maybe to get your own experiences and your own point of view about people. I just can say for my own personal opinion, I probably would take the risk of being hurt again, over the fact of just being biased or ignoring/blocking people just because I was told to. Even if it is the minority in such cases, I was allowed to meet wonderful people by just ignoring warnings and having my own experiences and I would not want to miss them in my life πŸ˜‰ . Humans are different. Some do go along and some do not but without having my own experience I at least try (it does not work always 100%) to be open for my own experiences even if I might get hurt again, just because the only thing I dare to judge is myself (if that makes any sense… I hope it does).

Sometimes it is worth it to just slough off the ropes and bands that tie you down, to get up after you maybe got hurt and get rid of the bad feelings, that your experiences might have caused. The possibility that you can have a different experience with a different person is there, it just has to be made.

I try to tell that to myself everyday and most of the time it works. How we all could have learned to walk when we were young, if we would not have stood up all the time after we fell and had bruises and open knees? I am ready to get up again and to take off the blindfold and the bonds of my old experiences to make new ones, better ones and some that I never will forget. I won’t be infallible – I am human being – but I will try – every day again πŸ™‚

Details

Outfit & Accessories:

Top: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Vixen Bra 1 & 2” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Bound Box

Harness: [Cynful] – “Shamless Top & Bottom” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Bound Box

Pantie: Enfant Terrible – “Locked Heart Chastity Belt” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Bound Box

Gloves: .:Avanti:. – “Domina Gloves” (Maitreya Applier)

Knee Bracers: .:Avanti:. – “Jersey Knee Warmers” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: [MODA] – “Dakota Heels” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Bound Box

Gag: ::Axix:: – “Beloved Nocturnia Gag” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Bound Box

Hair & Makeup:

Hair & Blindfold: +Spellbound+ – “Babygirl” – NEW @ Bound Box

Body & Tattoos:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses & Props:

Sari-Sari – “Puppet Skybox”

Model & Phototgrapher:

Wicca Merlin

 

Silent Hill… inspired by a movie!

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Yes, I have an addiction to mystic, dark things, especially for abandoned asylums at night. The imagination has no boundaries with those πŸ˜‰

This time I got the idea, when I saw the “Spook Show Mannequins” from Remarkable Oblivion. It was a gacha at an event, and when I saw them… I did instantly know.. I need those :p

I am not a huge gacha player but those I really wanted and since they were commons, I thought I could give it a try. Guess what… certainly if I do not play for the rares once.. I get some*facepalms*

But since they were nice as well it did not bother me too much *grins*. I am sure I can use them for another post as well.

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As soon as I was at home, I unpacked them and put them down in a random way and just looked at them. After some time, they spoke to me and I got a basic idea about what I would love to do.

Most of you know I love antithetical scenarios and pictures. And when I looked at those Mannequins, I got the idea to combine them with some sexy and colorful lingerie πŸ˜‰

I decided to go with one of the newer releases from Asteria, the “Nika” lingerie. With the choice of different colors the deep red combined with some black accepts like the straps on the legs it was kinda a mix of different color sets πŸ˜‰

More and more the basic idea did grow in my head… Maybe you saw the Silent Hill movie… the idea I had when I unpacked them kinda was inspired by a scene of that movie. The one with the blind creepy nurses, which are attracted by the light and react on noises – they have no eyes, no face and kinda being anonymous. When I built my set with the new Mannequins I had this in mind the whole time :p .

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The necklace I pulled out from another outfit of Asteria called “Capretto”. With the sharp edges and the funky shape it just was a perfect addition for jewelry in a dark and grungy way πŸ˜‰

The shoes I got from Empire. I wanted something boots like but not as solid as boots and the “Bottlebrush” heels from Empire were just what I was looking for. With a pump style for the foot part and amazing lines up till over the knee. Boots but no boots! *snickers*

The cool horns I found on Marketplace. Made by CerberusXing ([CX]) – originally for a gacha – those horns are awesome detailed and somewhat special and unique in the way they come down in the front.

Now to come back to my originally idea of the blind nurses, I needed something for my head/face to get the idea of a blind kinda anonymous look. First I remembered a hood from !!XX!!. It is quite old, and I only used the lower part, but for the idea it worked perfectly πŸ˜‰ For the upper part I just put a simple blindfold.

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Now just a coll set was missing. I stared at the Mannequins, which I just rezzed into my white studio. I remembered the movie scene and the abandoned asylum surgery room. To make sure, I just poked you tube about the nurse scenes of both movies :p

While I watched them, I thought of a gacha set from 22769, that just should be perfect. Now the difficult part… Since I did not recall the name of that set and an inventory of nearly 200K of items… go figure…

I tried several keywords and when I typed ‘Asylum’ something from 22769 showed up – BINGO!

The whole gacha set is called “Abandoned Asylum” [*facepalms*… I should have known that much…). It contains many different items, furniture and deco parts and even a full Asylum house is part of it as the mystical prize! I rezzed out a few things and played with them until everything fell together for the whole set πŸ™‚

I had a lot of fun doing those pictures and the whole process of finding all parts I needed for my idea, just reminded me aboutΒ  why I love blogging and making pictures so much… the fun and joy of being creative and use all kind of things even if they do not belong together on the first view πŸ˜‰

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Details

Lingerie: Asteria – “Nika”

Shoes: Empire – “Bottlebrush”

Necklace: Asteria – “Capretto”

Blindfold: Yasum – “Blindfold”

Headpiece 1: [CX] – “Decaying Horn Dark”

Headpiece 2: !!XX!! – “Hunters Headdress” (store not existing anymore)

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Nerve”

Hair:: EMO-tions – “Artemisa”

Wings: 22769 – “Pygar Wings”

Mannequins: RO – “Spook Show” (Gacha, commons)

Furniture: 22769 – “Abandoned Asylum”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Wicca’s Wardrobe: Torn

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Sometimes you just do not know where to go or what to do, you feel torn inside and you only see darkness. Sometimes your inner only feels like a big fight and you have no clue how to escape.

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Sometimes it it hard to find words to describe what you wanna say. And I tried to find words for this post and they just did not wanna flow. A close friend of mine, who is way better with words and who knows me very well wrote something for me after i showed her the pics and gave her a lot of single words and emotions and I would like to share it as it really expresses, what I only could say with pictures. Thank you Mal for finding the right words for me, for knowing me and understanding me even without any words sometimes.

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Torn

I am alive – though I am dead

I am over you – though you bury me

I am me – though I am no one

I survive – though I die each day

I am strong – though I feel I will break any minute

I am you – though I don’t know who you are

I am here – though I don’t know where

I am understood – though you don’t know what I am talking about

I wanna enjoy – Β though I don’t know fun anymore

I miss you – though I never know who you were

I am lonely – though there are crowds around me

I am dead – though I still move

I submit – though you are not worth it

I am all – though I cant cope

I will die – though I wanna live

I am weak – though I can do all I want

I am me Β – though I am lost

I am there – though I don’t know where

I am a riddle – though it would be so easy

I wanna think – though I get stuck

I am happy – though I should not be

I am – though I am not

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Outfit: Graves – “G 179 Crossfire”

Hair: DeLa – “Marley” (mesh)

Chains: [Ca.Co] – “Chained Down”

Tattoo: [iN] – “Eternity Awaits”

Blindfold: N1CO – “Devotion Blindfolds”

Makeup: Shakeup – “Bleeding Mascara”

Lipstick: Silken Moon -“Wicca Lips Cardinal”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Boots: Slink – “Tall Leather Thigh Boots” (mesh)

Poses & Prop: Glitterati – “Mausoleum”

Poem: Malicia Python

Set building: Sazzy Nirpaw

Concept, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Shine, Glitter and Glamour from Violator

(Outfit: Violator – “Posh-Glitter” /purple -Bikini Version, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Again I have the great honor to show you 2 of the latest releases of soraya Vaher, designer of Violator. Both of the new dresses have an amazing glitter texture that shines and sparkles much more if you can see it in world on your avatar.

First I would like to show you “Posh- Glitter” in purple.

(Picture by Annough Lykin)

This sexy dress comes in 2 versions. The first one we can see on the picture above is the gown version. Amazing prim attachments only cover the needed parts and show off lot of skin and the well-shaped body of every fashionista. attached parts seem to wave perfectly round the body and the glitter texture gives the whole outfit a very elegant touch.

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The second possibility to wear that gown is a very short and sexy bikini version, that lets every males heartbeat go higher πŸ˜‰ A tiny chest part goes round the chest. The belly and the back are totally free and make this outfit to an awesome sexy eyecatcher for the upcoming summer season. The lover part of the bikini repeats the great chest part as a lovely waist part and a long flexi tentacle goes down in the front and in the back. The fantastic umbrella also comes with that amazing outfit. As always Violator created matching shoes to that amazing outfit. The “Violator-Scream of the Raptor-Glitter” in purple are the perfect pumps for this dress.

(Picture by Wicca Merlin)

Anyways in wich version, this outfit is a totally eyecatcher for every event. As an amazing special Violator made a matching jewelry set.

(Picture by Wicca Merlin)

The “Posh Jewelry Set” in purple makes the perfect addition to the stunning glittering dress, anyways for wich of both versions!

For the gown version the outfit contains also a very cute purse with the well-known tentacles πŸ˜‰

The second outfit carries the great name “When the Night Comes – Glitter” and for my post it is the black version.

(Picture by Annough Lykin)

A breathtaking temptation in black also with a fantastic glittering shine on the texture!

(Outfit: Violator – “When the Night Comes-Glitter” in black, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

A beautiful black short dress with dreamy flexi prim parts will make you the queen of the evening on every party! The shoulders are covered by a fantastic edgy boa and only a tiny chest part covers the private spots. Long wavy parts go down from the chest over the belly nearly to the ground and make this outfit very elegant looking.Β  The hips are covered with a small belt looking prim part that also carries long parts that reach down to the amazing “Obscurite Glitter Boots” in black. This pumps perfectly match that outfit. It is unbelievable but the whole dress is made of prims and does not contain any clothing layer! The blindfold gives this outfit a lightly mystical touch. A sexy leg band that reminds of a garter decorates the left leg.

(Picture by Wicca Merlin)

The “Posh Jewelry Set” here in black also fits awesome to this dress. The big, spiky earrings are decorated with 2 gems in the middle and the choker is flattering the neck with some edgy parts and it looks as it was made for this dress also and give a very stylish touch. As we saw it for the “Posh” dress also the “When the night comes” dress includes a cute little purse for all the needed things a fashionista has to have with her πŸ˜‰

Both outfits are simply stunning and should not missing in a fashionistas wardrobe πŸ™‚ So make your way to the Violator Mainshop and grab your color for that amazing outfits”