Freak? – Beyond the Ordinary!

I gotΒ  wonderful present from my sister Daff – Those 2 awesome dragons!

The whole post and pictures turned out different from I first thought of it. Many times I was called freak and weirdo, but does that always have to be bad?

What does it mean to be a freak?

“In current usage, the word ‘freak’ is commonly used to refer to a person with something strikingly unusual about their appearance or behaviour.” does Wikipedia say.

If that just means different from the mainstream and as well a little crazy – I take the freak. Sadly to many ppl freak has some bad taste, probably because of the old sideshows, where people with genetic abnormality looks were showcased. That all usually was thought to scare people or as well to show them ‘creatures’ live among us. To me it is sad how some people react to such abnormal things, but probably that does belong to the fact, that many people being frightened by things they do never saw or do not know more about.

Maybe that as well applies to those who call me freak in a bitter and bad way. They are scared off things they did not see or do not understand, or they just have no fun in any life and have to make others miserable. For those I just feel pity. It must be horrible to wake up everyday and the only thing you can think off, is trash and bad mouth other people…

Those do not earn one minute of your thoughts, as their only intention is to make you feel sad. No word or argument can convince them to change their mind, because they are not looking for any serious facts πŸ˜‰ Just don’t feed the troll and ignore them. Any word you will give them will be twisted and changed as long as it fits their own arguments – you can’t win, it is senseless and wasted time. You can use that time for so many other and more productive things πŸ˜‰

I am not trying to be all different or force myself to not look ‘mainstream’ like. Sometimes it just happens when I style. I do not think about my styles too much. I just go and play with different accessories, clothing and makeup. Sometimes it does turn out freaky and sometimes not. For making pictures the more crazy looking ones are usually more interesting than just a sweet outfit on a random SL sim, but all have its right to exist and as well their certain purpose.

Secondlife to me is a place where you can express and do so many things that you either can’t do in RL OR that are just impossible by nature. We do not have dragons, or fantasy creatures and most of the time humans have no wings or hooves or what ever you can do in Secondlife.

I do enjoy the fantasy side a lot, as it gives you the room for creativity. I know some people enjoy the realistic side more and that is ok too. For me it always depends on my personal mood and emotions what I wanna go for when I start playing with my inventory.

To me Secondlife should have the freedom of doing what you enjoy no matter what as long as you do not hurt other people and their feelings. I do not want my Secondlife being a 100% mirror of my real life, because then there would be no reason to log in πŸ˜‰ I love to experiment, to play Barbie with my pixels and dress them up to what ever I feel or want.

I was only playing around with them first, but the more I tested them the more I wanted to do something with them. The “Fierce Dragon Brother” are a gacha rare and they are animated! The move by themselves on default and in certain poses they even react to the movement. You need special bento poses, as the upper dragon uses the wing bones and the lower one reacts on the hind leg bones.

At 4Mesh I saw one of the new releases from Zibska. With the headpiece and the shoulder/chest part of the outfit, combined with the new “Fenris” dress from Moon Elixir, that I found at Weβ™₯RP it was the perfect outfit for the dragon brothers.

As much as I tried to make the whole style not be too dark – I guess Halloween is too close and I am way to excited for my favourite ‘season’ of the year – It became darker and darker with everything I added.

The dark “Lexa” eye makeup from IGOTIT and as well the “Blacktop” lipstick from Zibska just pulled it more into the darkness and so I gave in and just went with what it led to πŸ˜‰

I loved the makeup, as it looks like a loosely painted black stripe over the eyes, lightly messy but as well somehow mysterious. The wonderful rings are bento enabled rings from MEVA. The “Victorian Bento Rings” come with a huge HUD. With the HUD you can hide single rings and as well can color all the gemstones separately. I really do like those options!

The sharp, long stiletto nails are made from Slackgirl. They do have a HUD as well and you can change the color of the nails AND as well the color of the little gems on the rings which are attached to them!

Enjoy YOUR Secondlife and do not let anyone tell you what you should do and what you should not. You are the one to make your desicions no matter what πŸ™‚

Details

Clothing & Accessories:

Dress: Moon Elixir – “Fenris” (Maitreya) – NEW @ We β™₯ RP

Boots: Diamante – “Laced Thigh High Boots” (Maitreya)

Headpiece. Chest & Shoulderparts: Zibska – “Alured” – NEW @ 4Mesh

Armor: [LAB737] – “Berserker Female”

Rings: MEVA – “Victorian Bento Rings” (Maitreya)

Nails: Slackgirl – “RingQueen Nai” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup:

Makeup: IGOTIT – “Lexa” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Blacktop” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoo:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Lights Out” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props:

Aii the Ugly & Beautiful – “Fierce Dragon Brothers” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Arcade

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

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 didΒ  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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ˜‰

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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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R:A:D – Partners in Crime…erm…Fashion! Boots for the perfect partnerlook ;)

R:A:D – Red Alert Design… a new upcoming fashion label for all brave ones that dare to be different! Show your character and your personality with extravagant clothing beside the mainstream! Young, modern, fresh, powerful and smart – if you are something special and wanna show it your should definitely now make a new mark on your shopping list. Genius and extraordinary designer Redclaw Inshan creates fashion that’s absolute trendy and hardly to outdo. Edgy and fierce designs meet elegance and class for everyday clothing! Both genders will find something for their needs in the R:A:D Mainstore… ladies and gents you should take a look πŸ˜‰

For today I would like to show you a few creations out of his new shoe line where him and her can go partners in fashion with a fabulous partnerlook for the footwear…

First design are the “Dragon Boots” for us ladies πŸ˜‰ This amazing sculpted boots are the highlight for every outfit. Every part is very well-shaped in every little prim and all that lovely details show off the skills and the eye for the detail of designer Redclaw Inshan.

I was really impressed as I realized all the options that you get with this pair of boots… first, with the boots comes a HUD that let you change the colors for most of the prim parts to every color you can thing off as it works over a big colorfield that makes really every color possible. That’s not all.. also the basic color of the boots can be changed always to 5 brilliant colors so it will be always matching anyways what you wear πŸ˜‰ The 5 basic colors are black, red, blue, green and purple and I will show all of them in this post ;). But lets take a closer look at the possibilities for changing the colors of the primparts… if you take a look at the picture above you can see that I shot 2 times the black basic with different colored accessories. On the left I changed spikes and chains to gold. So the great golden chains frame that awesome silver dragon that ornaments the outsides of the boots. On the right picture I kept the golden chains and changed the spikes only to a dark grey what gets the same awesome metal touch still. The basic fabric for this version of the boots is a plain leather one with amazing lights and shadows that bring out the dragon perfectly.

For the “Dragon Boots” also you can have a very special version… the “Dragon Boots – Dragonscale Version”

There we have already the other 3 colors beside red and black – green, purple and blue. This time the basic is not just a plain leather one it looks like a very well done dragonscale texture. For the accessories parts you also have that HUD that let you change the chains and spikes to each and every color.

The silver dragon that ornaments again the outside of the boots again is a totally highlight. If you take a closer look you can see how filigree and detailed it is! In the picture above you can see that you really can change the color of chains and spikes to what ever you want πŸ˜‰

Now it’s the time for the males!!! πŸ˜‰

Head up guys… there you can compete now with your girlfriends fashion and style! The “Spiked Dragon” boots for male open the world for the fashion aware males! The fantastic dragonscale texture also is the basic for the male version also, same for the color changing for chains and spikes…

There is only one light difference for the male version… the basic color keeps black…BUT the dragons change color! You can choose between 5 preset colors – silver, green, blue, red and gold!

If you take a closer look you also can see the realistic side of the shoes… at the inside of the boots there are no spikes at all as it would be really painful *grins* Even that detail was taken care of for males and females. So guys now you cannot complain anymore about not having stylish and extravagant boots πŸ˜‰ With the “Spiked Dragon” boots you are definitely up to date!

Last but not least for today – the “Cobra” boots…

Again we have a plain leather version as a great basic in the 5 preset colors black, red, purple, green and blue.

As we have it for the female “Dragon Boots” you can change the color with the HUD for the prim accessories and even for the eyes of the snake. This boots as you can guess by the name have an amazing cobra that decorated the outsides of the lower legs.

Again… it is amazing how very well every little detail is done.. for example take a closer look at the snake head.. you can change the color of the eyes as I mentioned and also you can see the sharp poison fangs very clear.. simply awesome! And all boots can be resized via the HUD too that is delivered to every pair of boots!

Ladies and gentlemen… make your way to the R:A:D Mainstore and take a look by your self on that great boots who re displayed in glass vendors to take a real look on them… dare to use the arrows and you maybe will find even more styles and versions of that great boots πŸ˜‰ and stay tuned on new releases πŸ˜‰

Details

Boots 1: R:A:D – “Dragon Boots”Β  /female

Boots 2: R:A:D – “Dragon Boots – Dragonscale”Β  /female

Boots 3: R:A:D – “Spiked Dragon”Β  /male

Boots 4: R:A:D – “Cobra”Β  /female

Boots 5: R:A:D – “Cobra – Dragonscale”Β  /female

Males Outfit:

Shirt: R:A:D – “Longsleeve”Β  /black

Jeans: R:A:D – “Jeans Dragon”Β  /black

Female Outfit:

Shirt: R:A:D – “Griffin” black /red

Jeans: R:A:D – “Jeans Snake” /black

Models: Redclaw Inshan & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Latest Releases from Faster Pussycat!

Again I have the great pleasure to show you some of the latest creations ofΒ  Honey Bender, genius designer of Faster Pussycat. I so fell in love with that label that has such unusual, fresh and smart clothing that can be combined and styled in every style you want to, anyways if wild and crazy or even more usual and casual. Honey’s creations are really chameleons of styling πŸ™‚ and you can add your personal note totally!

My first outfit for today, also showed in the fist picture is called “Jungle Cat”.

Basically a cute short dress with amazing huge flexible prims, that nearly cover the whole upper body. The fantastic hat is also part or the whole outfit , with its little hatband and the cute little animal head in the front that is made with a lovely eye for the detail. To make the special look I decided to wear boots from Hoorenbeek to it.

The skin is one of the wonderful Nuuna Skins and the hair comes from 3636.

My second outfit for today carries the great name “White Goddess”.

This outfit really makes you feel like a goddess with its amazing and elegant, classy look.

A long elegant and aerial skirt that reaches the ground gives a very classy touch. The stunning black corset adds the lightly “fresh” touch. Another black prima attachment that follows straight under the corset makes a beautiful lead over to the white flexible long skirt.

The upper body is covered by another prim attachment that is made with the same texture as the skirt. This gives a wonderful unusual and new look.

Again, and yes I am an addicted πŸ˜‰ I used a Nuuna’s Skin.

My last outfit for today is the “Winter Vamp”

This outfit I have for a bit longer but I so love it that I had to include it in that post to show it πŸ˜‰

It is maybe a little to warm for the summer season but it is always nice to be prepared for the up coming next season πŸ˜‰

Long leggings cover the sexy legs and also the top has long tight sleeves. The upper body is covered by an amazing corset that breaks the black and white basic. The corset and the long arm shirt are made of a lovely pattern texture that shows the amazing skills of Honey Bender if it comes to textures.Β  A totally eye catcher on this outfit are the 2 “fluffy” parts. First the skirt that gives the whole outfit a lightly playfully touch and then the neckpart repeats that amazing kind of texture.

Details

Outfit1: Faster Pussycat – “Jungle Cat”

Skin: Nuuna’s

Boots: Hoorenbeek

Outfit2: Faster Pussycat – “White Goddess”

Skin: Nuuna’s

Outfit3: Faster Pussycat – “Winter Vamp”

Skin: Nuuna’s

Hair: 3636

Boots: BAX

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Beginning – Very first show of Mea Culpa by Opium – Show Review

(Models from left to right: Wicca Merlin & Katina Magic, Picture by Romeo Torvalar)

On the 21st of May, Tatanka Kaligawa – owner and designer of Mea Culpa – presented the first time his new creations on the runway. Mea Culpa is a very young label and basically goes for avantgarde and haute couture… the special things but also Tatanka tries to hold them realistic and wearable.

The runway that Opium builded was dreamy and unique. Colorful fantasy elements and the amazing color changing runway gave a wonderful frame for the lovely creations of Mea Culpa.

The models used particles to make the magic mystical feeling perfect. I will try to give you a little imagination of what it looked like, even if the pictures cannot carry the great feeling that you had being live at the show πŸ™‚

My first outfit was the “Moon Rose”. On the first view a simple looking little, tight dress. But if you look closer you can see that it is not just made of a simple plain black texture. It let imagine sweet folds on the whole dress.

Highlights are definitely the lace stockings and the fluffy boa…and my personal highlight is the headpiece. A big flower with an amazing laced veil that repeats the lace character of the stockings and gloves.

My second outfit was the “Blue Dragon Blade”. A complete outfit with boots. The blue and silver combination was perfect for blue particles πŸ˜‰ The center of that outfit are the long and flexible needles and spikes that wave around you if you move. It has a lightly warrior touch and a very fantasy basic.

The outfit comes as a “ready-to-wear” with dress, hair piece and boots. The texture is a rough material and a color combine of silver black and blue. The boots also carry spikes and thorns to match the outfit perfectly.

“Storm of passion” I already showed before in another blog post. A very strong outfit with a dark mystic touch.

The perfect addition for this outfit were the new Stiletto Moody – “Bare Fay” wildset heels with the great python print… for me they matched perfect πŸ™‚

My last out fit for that incredible show was the “Bound for Hell”, one of the latest releases of Mea Culpa.

“Bound for Hell” a very special and huge outfit. It looks a little bit as a dark priestess or even the devils wife πŸ˜‰ The great hood gives a wonderful mystical touch and all the big, flexible attachments make it lightly mystical. Basically the body is covered by a lace suit. The great shoulder attachment adds a lightly dangerous look. To cover the “private” parts The top has a black ornamented texture and the pants are black too carrying the same wonderful red and silver decoration.

Again the best match for me were ankle boots from Stiletto Moody. “Bare Lucille” completes the strong and extravagant look of “Bound for Hell” perfectly.

Mostly all poses for that show were made by Arisia Ashmoot, owner and designer ofΒ  Body Talking.

I hope you had fun with my short review of another fantastic Opium Fashion Show!

Details

Outfit1: Mea Culpa – “Moon Rose”

Skin: Nuuna’s

Outfit2: Mea Culpa – “Blue Dragon Blade”

Outfit3: Mea Culpa – “Storm of Passion”

Skin: Nuuna’s

Shoes: Stiletto Mooody

Outfit4: Mea Culpa – “Bound for Hell”

Skin: Nuuna’s

Shoes: Stiletto Moody

All poses: Body Talking by Arisia Asmoot

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin