Sympathy for the Devil

TUNES

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

[-The Rolling Stones-]

This time of the year usually feels the best to me. I can be me without getting asked if I am ok or if something bad happened *giggles* The season allows all the dark fantasies, creepy imaginations and scary moments with Halloween coming closer and closer.

I have so many ideas in mind i really have to channel them and thin about what I want to post next. I know I still want to showcase some of the amazing designs of the Engine Room while it still is running but I had to bring todays pictures first as it was itching so bad in my fingers. I made this pictures already a few weeks ago for an amazing exhibit at the L’autre Oeil Gallery and it already was hard to wait until the gallery opened *grins*

It is not a secret that I do have an addiction for the more darker side of fantasy. Recently a few people asked me why I am always wearing black or dark colors. They tried to challenge or even tease me, that it would not be difficult to create dark images with dark colors, while it would be way more difficult to manage that with light or pastel colors. Now since I have an super cute evil Kawaii doll daughter, who does really scary but pastel colored art work and pictures, I thought I would take n that challenge and chose to do the color I usually avoid the most to create some dark fantasy – PINK!

CURELESS has a perfect gacha released not too long ago, which was perfect for that project – The “Moirai Sisters” gacha. I took the amazing torso as base for my look and mixed and matched other designs with it. Since I thought it is kinda a sick idea, I used the super amazing “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene” as background and decorated it with several items from DRD, CerberusXing and Remarkable Oblivion.

For the pose, I went to Le Poppycock. I did remember, that she released a gachas with that amazing skeletons. When I arrived there, I discovered she did not only have one! With the “Nyctophilia” gacha I found the perfect poses/props for my idea.

A week before Halloween and still so many creepy ideas left… lets see what else I can come up with ๐Ÿ˜‰

Clothing
Outfi:ย CURELESS [+] – “Moirai Sisters / M / Moirai Torso” (Gacha, Rare)
Collar: CURELESS [+] – “Moirai Sisters / M / Moirai Collar” (Gacha, Rare)
Tights:ย CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Tights / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Accessories
Septum: Madame Noir – “Insect Septum” (Group Gift)
Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Lake head)
Piercing 2:ย LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lips.Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Lake head)
Piercing 3:ย LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Nose.3rdEye/Bridge” (part of the Lake head)
Feet Accessory: [CX] – “Ankle Bellets – White/Silver” (Maitreya, color modified)
Hair & Makeup
Hair: [KKLRS] Hair – “Sybylla”
Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Foxy HD Eyeshadow” (LeLUTKA Evo HD Applier)
Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lips Set04 Sizzling” (LeLUTKA Evo HD Applier)
Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”
Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”
Ears Add-On: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Sceleratis Drip Augment” (Applier)
Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Falow your Dreams” (BoM)
Hands:ย CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Hands / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Feet: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Feet / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Poses, Props & Tools
Pose 1: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Beautiful Bones” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Pose 2: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Blind Date” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Pose 3: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Deliverance” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Backdrop: Ex Machina – “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene”
Mannequin 1: RO – “Spook Show – Fancy Nancy Mannequin”
Mannequin 2:ย RO – “Spook Show – Gail Veil Mannequin”
Mannequin 3:ย RO – “Spook Show – Freida Freak Mannequin”
Door: [CX] x Insomnia Angel – “Deadly End Door”
Trap: [CX] – “Bloody Bear Trap”
Skeleton Ground: Bad Katz – “Mesh Floor Skeleton”
Shelf: DRD – “Deadmore Mortuary – Embalming Cart”
Bandages:ย DRD – “TRH – Dr Steins Bandages”
Wall Art: [CX] – “Cerb’s Trophy Board”
Model & Photographer

Wicca’s Originals @ Hallow Manor // October 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ Hallow Manor // October 16th – November 1st

The Lamia collar by Wicca’s Originals is another unnerving creation, perfect for a monstrous horror styling in the upcoming season of spooks. Named after the woman of Greek mythology, who was cursed with eternal sleeplessness for sleeping with Zeus and having had her own children slain, Lamia went completely mad and rapidly devolved into a child-eating monster. The legend of the Lamia became a kind of ‘bogeyman’, a story to frighten the young. Now you can share a piece of that curse, if you dare. This collar appears to bolt onto the upper torso, completely replacing the neck all the way to the skull, or you can leave the head absent entirely for a truly disturbing look. Strange, otherworldly ‘teeth’ emerge from many points on the collar, as if hungry for the flesh of any who are unfortunate enough to get close enough to be bitten and pulled in, although these can be turned off. It leaves one wondering what terror, exactly, the collar is covering up. The optional barbed wire tells a story of its own, of some brave soul who tried to strangle or contain the creature within, although that story does not end well. The Lamia Collar comes in clean or bloodied variations, spikes and barbed wire optional, and 10 color patterns for the collar itself are available via a HUD. It can be worn with the Maitreya, Legacy, Belleza, Slink Hourglass & Physique bodies.

Event Location: Hallow Manor

For those how love hunts – Hallow Manor has a hunt going on as well and contributed booties matching the Lamia collar as prize!

Wicca’s Originals @ Samhain // October 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ Samhain // October 10th – November 2nd

The Artio Gloves by Wicca’s Originals are high macabre fashion. The fingers of the gloves themselves are tipped with long, curled nails, which may just as well be a part of the wearer, tearing through the material and telling all around that the creature they see is something not-quite-human. Creatures of the night, however, still care about style. Covering from fingertip to upper arm, the glove material is patterned in an unsettling way, hinting at dark veins or scaled, peeling flesh underneath, and yet still would be perfectly at come complementing a torn ballroom gown, or perhaps one’s funeral dress. Gloves and claws come in 10 colors each, which can be mixed and matched separately, and fit the Maitreya, Legacy, and Hourglass bodies.

Event Location: Samhain

Dark, Moody and Powerful – Halloween!

I did my first monthly subscription!

I never really thought about all those subscription boxes before but when DRD announced they will have a monthly subscription box, I could not resist… I had to have it. Even if I already got my second box this month, I still wanted to do a dark, moody post with the items of the first one in September ๐Ÿ˜‰

What I really do love about that box is, that you get one dark and one light version of all parts in the box. All the items from the September box I used for the decoration of today’s scenery – certainly the dark parts ๐Ÿ˜‰

Talking about DRD, when I was doing the Ironwood Hills hunt I saw many of those items, used as decoration on the sim! Speaking about the Ironwood Hills hunt… that was one of the best hunts I lately did. It is not a usual hunt where you just run around ike crazy and try to find certain items.. way not. It was a very well made one, which was entertaining and exciting the same time. I anyways love the Ironwood Hills sim and did many pictures there for blog posts and magazines, but with that hunt it gets even more interesting and you will find corners that you did not realize before!

When you land you have to click th one sign at the barn where you get your hunt HUD along with a flash light. I highly recommend to use the windlight settings of the sim to have the full experience and for that the flash light is very useful and adds to the whole fun ๐Ÿ™‚

The HUD itself already is an amazing idea. You get the impression of a cell phone where you constantly be in touch with the person that is asking you to do something. I do not want to tell yo too much of the story as it would take away all the surprise and you would not enjoy it as much. You have to find a person and the one who asks you to, provides you constantly hints and ideas where you could look for your next step. I really enjoyed that whole story behind that hunt. You have several steps to go and only one was a bit harder to find but all the others where not baby easy but doable if you really read the storyline and hints. When you complete all the tasks you will be able to TP via the home sign on your cellphone HUD to the little market where all the amazing sponsors have set out little gifts for you. It was over 20 amazing gifts from SL’s best designers.

Since I found out lately about inworld games in SL and tried several ones like Madpea or even the ones I found at the Linden Labs Portal location for games, the Ironwood Hills hunt was the one I enjoyed most. I was highly disappointed from the Madpea one, after it was hyped so much when the game “Seven” came out, that I lost some motivation to do such things again. But the Ironwood Hills hunt gave it back to me ๐Ÿ™‚ The Ironwood Hills hunt is free to play, with amazing NPC characters that interact with you, so well scripted and you even get 24 amazing high quality gifts in the end!!!

I highly recommend the Ironwood Hills hunt to you if you love spooky, creepy, story based and exciting things ๐Ÿ˜‰ The hunt is on from October 1st until November 5th 2017.

Taxi: Ironwood Hills

Now I would like to drag your view closer on my outfit for today’s post. The incredible “Blood Lust” gacha from Salt & Pepper. Originally the gacha was released for the Arcade event but you now can find it at he Salt & Pepper main store. The whole set contains 3 rares (collar, corset & garters, boots) and 20 commons (sleeves & skirts).

Anyways if rares or commons you always get a clean and a bloody version for each color. While the rares come with full color HUDs too, the commons are all on one color with their 2 versions, that I just explained.

Could you imagine a better outfit that the “Blood Lust” for Halloween? Sexy and dark immortal fantasies ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am totally in love and enjoying the dark season a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

Details

Clothing & Accessories:

Outfit, Shoes & Collar: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Blood Lust” (Maitreya, Gacha)

Necklace: Codex – “Charlotte”

Nails: Slackgirl – “Ring Queen Nails” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: Entwined – “Elaine”

Makeup: YS&YS – “Immortal Skin Applier” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo:

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Teeth & Lipstick: LeLutka – “Beast Teeth” (LeLutka Head Enhancement)

Skin: YS&YS – “Immortal” (LeLutka & Maitreya Applier)

Props & Poses:

Props: DRD – “Shadow Box #1” (September 2017/Dark)

Poses: Foxcity

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin