“You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn’t work like that.”

TUNES

“You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn’t work like that.”

[- David, Allegiant, 2016 -]

Germany seems to be weird sometimes, especially our government. Now that we have our Covid numbers going down constantly, even with the new virus variations… they can’t wait until the numbers are as low as the experts ask for – no we have to break open schools and kindergartens as fast as we can. I mea i see the problems, do not get me wrong, but what does it help if we are back to sky high numbers in the next 3 weeks and then have to lock down everything again?!? Can we not just wait like 2 weeks more until the numbers are low enough before we plan things like that? Especially as it was clear, that the numbers dropped really fast when the schools finally were closed again? Would it not make sense to put some effort into the internet and into getting the needed hardware to the kids who are not having any still? The online platform for Bavarian schools (Mebis) looks and acts like they would have been made in the Stone Age some when and instead of working on it it feels like they counted on the fact that the summer will kill the virus and it is gone after that. They had oe year now to fix things and besides the fact they allowed Microsoft Teams, nothing really has changed – and that wasn’t the work of our government *facepalms* It seems more important to hold on exams and schedules instead of taking care of our kids and their health. We all know now, that the kids do not get symptoms but they can carry the virus around secretly and infect all their family. I just don’t understand all those rules and requirements anymore. WE can have the kids in school, shoulder on shoulder, but we cannot have theaters and cinemas open who definitely have way better hygiene management for infection control, than any school has – at our school we do not even have warm water for the kids to wash their hands as requested. But sure, lets open the schools again for 3 or 4 weeks to again close down the whole country as the new virus variations push the numbers up again – If they keep acting like that and with the not working vaccine concept (we simply do not have enough yet and some do not have a 100% protection – not to mention there is not even one yet for kids under 16 years, which is allowed officially) we will go back and forth until summer 2022 🙁

Anyways, lets take a look on todays pictures and designs 😉

Again I am in a cyberpunk mood – no wonder we just had the Mainframe event! I am super sorry for posting this so late but lately my RL is completely upside down. My mom got a new knee, and I still have to take care of her, cook, clean and walk her dog at least 2 times a day while I try to shuffle my work around as much as I can. Sometimes I am just dead in the evening when I am done with all my day work and I instantly fall asleep on the couch even if I made me some coffee to stay awake for some SL work.

But I still love making pictures and I try my best to not come too much behind with my blogging schedule 😉

Like I said sadly the Mainframe event is already over, but many of the releases I am wearing were made for that and now should have found their ways to the designers main stores I suppose.

Clothing

Bodyfront: – Fika –  – “Chassis Augmentation” (Maitreya)

Panty: Graves – “G179 Bottom” (BoM, part of the outfit)

Stocking: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons – v4” (BoM)

Shoes: L’Emporio&PL – “*Cryptor*” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns (incl. Tattoo): [CX] – “Mara Horns (Silver)”

Face Decor: Madame Noir – “Sable Fangs”

Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Blood” (Maitreya)

Fingers: L’Emporio&PL – “*Essentia” (Maitreya, BoM)

Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Obsess Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Bracer (left): Clover – “Prey Blades (left)”

Tail: ::Static:: – “Polypod Mk2 Tail {Black} Animesh”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Creed” – NEW Jail Event // February 2021

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Arachnid HD Eyes” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier) – NEW @ The Darkness Event // February 2021

Eye Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Eye Scar: CAZIMI – “Fallen 6 Eye Scratch Left – 80%” (BoM)

Scars: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale” (BoM)

Lips: CAZIMI – “8 Lips – 80%” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee T01 NoBrows” (BoM)

Arm (right): GRIMA – “Cyber Tech Cyborg Arm R” (Maitreya)

Leg (left): Wicca’s Originals – “Atlas Legs” (Miatreya)

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Flora” (BoM) – NEW @ Kinky // January 2021

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Mort :: Veins :: With Eyeshading” (BoM)

Tattoo 3: TF: – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)

Veins: Izzie’s – “Body Veins & Cellulite 01 + freckles” (BoM)

Neck: Izzie’s Neck Freckles 01 (warm) 60%” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Backdrop:  [WASD] – “The Path”

Decor: Ex Machina – “Cyberpunk Street Stuff v1.1”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Casting a Spell?

TUNES

She’s just testing her wings and if you give in to her, you’ll be just another feather in her cap-she’ll drop you in a flash.
She’s casting a spell, she’s casting a spell, well if she’s casting a spell, I can cast one as well.
So I said. “No, no, no, I ain’t falling for this!
This girl is built to tease; she’s only testing the efficiency of her kiss.”
She’s casting a spell.
Well, if she’s casting a spell; I can cast one as well.
She wants to check out how you check out on her test-bed:
Will you get in her book or will you go right to her head?
She’s casting a spell.
Well, if she’s casting a spell; I can cast one as well.
And so, I cast it right back on her, don’t you know my luck; she fell under the influence and then the thunder struck.
Now we’re casting a spell, we’re casting a spell-you can cast one as well!

[- Robert Palmer -]

Clothing

Pasties: . The Rotting Lab . – “Succubi Pasties” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2021

Top: Mug – “Elina Top” (Maitreya)

Dress: [CX] – “Minoan Dress – Black” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Stockings: LeeZu – “BDSM Sablier Fishnet Tights /black” (BoM, store closed)

Accessories

Cheekbone incl. Tattoo (left): .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Razor Wound Cheekbone” (Gacha, Ultrarare) – NEW @ Kinky // January 2021

Lip Deco incl. Tattoo: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Razor Wound Mouth” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky // January 2021

Lip Tattoo: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Mouth Justice” (BoM, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Kinky // January 2021

Piercing: Badwolf – “Memento Mori Piercing” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Headpiece 1: Madame Noir – “Cyber Halo” – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Headpiece 2: – Fika – – “Duchess Fringe Tiara”

Glasses: KIT Z’UNE – “Pixie Glasses (Silver)” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2021

Collar: :::Noir::: – “Lilith Choker”

Necklace: Kibitz – “Meadow’s Necklace”

Armlets: krankhaus – “Cross Straps” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “‘*Scripta Manent*::Classic” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Jaelynn”

Face Scars: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale”(BoM)

Eye Art & Sclera: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

Head: LeLUTKA – Erin 2.5″

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Fledgling (Pale Skin Only) // Tattoo” – NEW @ Mainstore

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)

Tattoo 3: TF: – “Mort :: Veins” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:. PACT”

Deco 1: Foxcity Prop – “Step Ladder & Scattered Pages (Rez)”

Deco 2: 22769 – “Where Evil Reign – Skull Candle” (Gacha, Common)

Deco 3: 22769 – “Bookworm Hibernation – Crate with Books” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Bounty Hunter

Despite knowing the journey and where it leads, I embrace it, and I welcome every moment of it.

[Arrival 2016]

I LOVE when “accidents” happen while I am setting up my shoot… if they are “positive”!

Today it was a lightning surprise, which started with a mistake of moving light prims around. I was playing again with some Mainframe goodies today. I thought of something different, something what I not set did with all the amazing cyber and sci-fi designs I got there. I have no idea what exactly it was that brought me to this idea, but probably I watched too much Star Wars lately. I saw the “Cyberdoll Helmet” from Fika and instantly had the vision of Boba Fett, the bounty hunter.

I wanted a strong, robotic female version of a bounty hunter and her hideout on a dark, desert planet. With the super cool “Wreck Hideout” from 22769 I had the perfect scenery to set up my shoot for my vision.

While I was playing with lights, again something happened what I usually hate like hell… I tried to move a set of lights and my camera flipped while editing and the lights ended up “somewhere” behind me. When I reset my camera and wanted to try again I realized, it does look fantastic! Those kinda of accidents I really do love, it just makes it harder to reproduce it if you want to shoot more than one picture and have the lights attached *frowns*. Then they keep moving with every new pose and you hardly get the same result – it took a while*giggles* It is a strange habit to attach lights when you can rezz them as well, but for what ever strange reason I get different results wearing them instead of rezzing them. The Mainframe event only lasts till the 13th of august so if you want to get some of those extremely awesome goodies – you just have  few more days!

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox – “Astia Outfit” (Maitreya)

Gloves: L’Emporio – “Fingerless Gloves” (Maitreya, Bento)

Shoes: – Fika – – “Cyberdoll Legs” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Accessories

Helmet: – Fika  – – “Cyberdoll Helmet” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Erin head)

Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lips. Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Erin head)

Nosering: {ID} – “Trinity Septum Dark”

Nails: Meva – “Bento Claw Dark” (Maitreya, Bento)

Wings: [inZoxi] – “Serenity Wings [RED]”

Hair & Makeup

Lipstick 1: *Rainbow Sundae* – “Cyber Dream Lippy” (LeLutka Evo HD Applier)

Lipstick 2: Zibska – “Eridani Lips 10” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Lipstick 3: Zibska – “Eridani Lips 11” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – Lake 2.0″

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Simulation” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Mainstore

Poses, Props & Tools

Scenery:  22769 – “Wreck Hideout – Complete Set” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Habitat: Catacomb – “The Hive – Dark Edition”

Companion: Normandy – “The Reporter Drone [Companion]” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Poses: Poseidon

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

There is so much Life underneath the Water that we don’t know about…

“And everywhere, just as there were animals on land, were the animals of the sea.
The tiniest fish made the largest schools- herring, anchovies, and baby mackerel sparkling and cavorting in the light like a million diamonds. They twirled into whirlpools and flowed over the sandy floor like one large, unlikely animal.
Slightly larger fish came in a rainbow, red and yellow and blue and orange and purple and green and particolored like clowns: dragonets and blennies and gobies and combers.
Hake, shad, char, whiting, cod, flounder, and mullet made the solid middle class.
The biggest loners, groupers and oarfish and dogfish and the major sharks and tuna that all grew to a large, ripe old age did so because they had figured out how to avoid human boats, nets, lines, and bait. The black-eyed predators were well aware they were top of the food chain only down deep, and somewhere beyond the surface there were things even more hungry and frightening than they.
Rounding out the population were the famous un-fish of the ocean: the octopus, flexing and swirling the ends of her tentacles; delicate jellyfish like fairies; lobsters and sea stars; urchins and nudibranchs… the funny, caterpillar-like creatures that flowed over the ocean floor wearing all kinds of colors and appendages.
All of these creatures woke, slept, played, swam about, and lived their whole lives under the sea, unconcerned with what went on above them.
But there were other animals in this land, strange ones, who spoke both sky and sea. Seals and dolphins and turtles and the rare fin whale would come down to hunt or talk for a bit and then vanish to that strange membrane that separated the ocean from everything else. Of course they were loved- but perhaps not quite entirely trusted.”
[Liz Braswell, Part of Your World]

As I promised before, with all the amazing designs at the Mermaid Cove event, done by Flair for Events, I could not resist and do a second post. This time it isn’t quite a Mermaid, more an underwater creature, as I did not want to post my favorite mermaid tale again, plus I wanted to showcase those amazing leg wraps, which I found at the Mermaid Cove as well 🙂

To do an underwater picture, but actually not being under water was quite a challenge I have to admit. I first tried to set up everything underwater, but with the windlight and lightning I wanted to have it did not really work out that well plus, I realized that underwater in SL… doesn’t look like it should anyways. So what I did was, I created a small set with rocks and some grass, which I tinted in blue, purple and white color and some underwater creatures beside my self. To get a little bit of an ambiance I used some designs from E.V.E Studio with inbuilt lights and some glitter. All the bubbles and plants I had to add in Photoshop afterwards, as I could not find any non-flexi plants, that did look right for what I had in mind.

It was something new and I even learned some new Photoshop tricks about fx styles, so it was a win-win situation to try something new and non familiar. I hope you enjoyed my underwater creature as much as I did and for now I do not have any plans for more mermaid or underwater styles 😉

I am happy with the result, even if it was a little bit of a rock road until it came together as I imagined it 😉

Clothing

Top: SynCo – “Mermaid Bralette” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Pants: -:zk:.- – “Bella Panty” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Head- & Shoulderpieces: Zibska – “Helmine”

Nails: Ama. – “Mermaid Claws” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Handjewelry: .Drastic. – “Tentacle Jewelry” (Maitreya, Bento)

Legwraps: *Merlific* – “Sea Stars Pearl” – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Toerings: Elle Boutique – “Talluah” (Maitreya, High Feet)

Feetchains: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Keisha” (Maitreya, High Feet)

Tentacles: – Fika – – ” Sirens Song – Hip” – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Collar: .Quirky. – “Scales Collar” – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Bracelets: E.V.E Studio – “Scorpion Spikes Bracelet” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Makeup: Zibska – “Araceli” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – Simone 3.3″

Faceart: .Arise. – “Face Scales 3” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Meraxes”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Bodyscales: ~ Cynefin ~ – “Body Scales~Shades” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Fashiowl – “Undersea – Pose Set” – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Set:

Rocks: Fashiowl – “Undersea – Pose Prop” – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Grass: Little Branch – “WildGrass*1Li{Lavender}” & “Grass1l{Winter}” (partwise tinted)

Fish: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Floating Fish Iron”

Jellyfishes: *HEXtraordinary* – “Jellyfish” (Gacha)

Ambience: E.V.E Studio – “Sunny Spells [M1] W/Tile”, “Dancing Bubbles {White}” & “Sunny Spells M02 – KOI Glitter”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin