Blessed Be

A new year has begun… 2021! Let’s see what it has for all of us 😉

We are still in the dark season and I am enjoying doing the darker stuff anyway – but you know that already.

Today I am posting something which I planned to put into a magazine but apparently it wasn’t released in December as planned. I thought before it vanishes into the Nirvana, I will add some more pictures and make a blog post out of it 😉

So here we go!

Most of the designs I found at the Saturnalia event (I really hope they will do more events as their team really does amazig work and something different) –  such a super amazing event, directed to the more traditional and naturally side of the Christmas time. To me it was such a relief to see that Christmas isn’t just all shiny gold & red, not just the Santa Claus, Cola Truck, modern, profit-oriented, video game console Christmas. There is people like me who can see the more traditional, mystical and nature-loving Christmas – or even remember what Yule means 😉 For those who do not know, just lemme show, what Wikipedia has to say about it, as it might sound better than me trying to describe it with my limited English words *snickers*

“Yule or Yuletide (“Yule time” or “Yule season”) is a festival historically observed by the Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the original celebrations of Yule to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin, and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Mōdraniht.

Later departing from its pagan roots, Yule underwent Christianised reformulation, resulting in the term Christmastide. Some present-day Christmas customs and traditions such as the Yule log, Yule goat, Yule boar, Yule singing, and others may have connections to older pagan Yule traditions. Terms with an etymological equivalent to Yule are still used in Nordic countries and Estonia to describe Christmas and other festivals occurring during the winter holiday season. Today, Yule is celebrated in Heathenry and other forms of Neopaganism, as well as in LaVeyan Satanism.”

[- Wikipedia -]

I am still at home while the state is fighting and debating weather to open up stores and schools again or just one of both or none… to me it slowly becomes a joke and the measures get more and more opaque and difficult to comprehend. People get more and more disaffected. And even if I hate to admit that, I start understanding them. They are not against any rules – I am not speaking of all those who deny the existence of Covid or those who spread weird conspiracy theories – the normal mainstream crowd, who just don’t understand all this back and forth politics. How you can say schools can be open with 20-30 people,  inadequate hygiene standards, while bars and restaurants who invested hundreds or thousands of Euros to exactly follow their given rules and as soon as they had everything installed and working, they get closed again while schools and kindergartens are still remain open… anyway, I am not the one to make changes or decisions, but I slowly can understand those how get annoyed and frustrated.

I just will stick at home as much as possible to not risk an infection because of my mother and partner as they are both counted as group at risk members. I will teach and give music lessons online and trying to keep creative in SL and make the best out of it 😉

Happy new year and blessed be!

Clothing

Dress: ERSCH – “Saty” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: [CX] – “Kronos’ Crown (Gold)”

Horns: ::Static:: – “Solstice Spiral Horns”

Nails & Rings: [CX] x BUENO – “Welded Eye (Gold) (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Kustom9 // December 2020

Wings: Jinx – “Simple Bento Wings

Staff: Lux Aterna – “[Der Heilige Nikolaus] Staff”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: MINA Hair – “Emilia”

Eyeshadow: APOTHIC – “Venus . Eyeshadows” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Lipstick: APOTHIC – “Venus . Lips” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Fceshading 1: Skoll – “Tva Eyes2 Terra” (BoM)

Fadeshading 2: LuluB! – “Saturna – Conturing – Black” (BoM)

Face Marks: Skoll – “Tva marks TINT ME” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5” (Boundless)

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Memento Mori” (BoM) – NEW @ Men only Monthly // December 2020

Legs/Legtattoo: Astralia – “North Pole Faun Legs (dark/gold)” (Maitreya, Maitreya Applier, Gacha, Common)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.82”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

LB – “GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons 7Li”

[we’re CLOSED] – “shrub large bare”

DRD – “The Cemetery – Ground Roots”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Tree Trunk”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – SpellBook”

DRD – Forest Ritual Site – Treestump

DRD – The Cemetery – Angel Statue – Those We Love

JIAN – “Fallow Fawn”

JIAN – “Gray Fox”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Time Warp!

TUNES

It’s astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely
Not for very much longer
I’ve got to keep control
I remember doing the Time Warp
Drinking those moments when
The blackness would hit me
And the void would be calling
Let’s do the Time Warp again

[Rocky Horror Show]

And again we are at Mainframe with the designs of todays post. I really love that event, it gives you so much crazy and awesome things to play with. Today I wanted to post something about that super amazing time portal from Ex Machina. It is a huge design, so I had to think about a way to showcase the full creation. I didn’t want to just stay in front of the portal and started playing with the idea of being swallowed by it :p – That was the outcome of that and I really enjoy that thought.

 

Clothing

Dress: ERSCH – “Daela Dress” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Feetwraps: [CX] – “Ankle Bellets – White/Silver” (Maitreya, tinted)

Accessories

Face Art (incl. liness tattoo): CURELESS[+] – “Kimora Fins (Alpha Mask)”

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Dahlia/Dimples”

Piercing 2:LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Lip.LaubertSides”

Piercing 3: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert”

Piercing 4: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Lip.Madonna/Monroe”

Piercing 5: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Lip.Frenulum/Tongue”

Piercing 6: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Nose.Austin/Septum”

Piercing 7: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.3rdEye/Bridge”

Piercing 8: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Nose.Austin Septum”

Piercing 9: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Nose. Nostrils”

Nailpolish: Dark Passion – “Koffin Nails Cyber Saga” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Collar: {ID} – “Gamma Collar Dark” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Necklace & Bracers: L’Emporio&PL – “Bionic”- NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH Hair – “CP004 Unrigged-HighLOD(resize)” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Makeup: LuluB! – “Space Crew – Witch – Darkness” (BoM)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Eridani Lips 11” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – Fleur 2.0″

Faceskin: Glam Affair – “Muse Layer [ LeLutka ] 001 E” (BoM)

Eyes: [V] – “Blind Eye – Blue” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Body  – Normal [ Maitreya ] 001” (BoM)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Assimilate” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Portal: Ex Machina – “Take Me Away – Sci Fi Portal 1.2” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Teleporter: Ex Machina – “Advanced Teleporter Pod v1.6”

Pose 1: Poseidon – “Flying Kick 3”

Pose 2: Poseidon – “Struck 5rev”

Pose 3: Poseidon – “Harley 14”

Pose 4: Poseidon – “Sweep 2”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

In Darkness let me Dwell

TUNES

In darkness let me dwell, the ground shall sorrow be
The roof despair to bar all cheerful light from me
The walls of marble black that moistened still shall weep
My music hellish jarring sounds to banish friendly sleep:
Thus wedded to my woes, and bedded to my tomb
O, let me living die, till death do come

[John Dowland]

Again I was in a more dark mood and had fun with the dark side of life 😉

I wanted to show off some new releases from CerberusXing, which completely caught my heart. The “Industrial Valkyrie” gacha set is a complete must have if you want to be one of the cool kids. The set contains top, skirt and the thigh-high stomper boots, which are decorated with some amazing chains at the foot. The black top and skirt are the rarely while you have 6 more colors, including white, in the commons. The colors are so very well compatible you can even mix and match different colors and have an amazing look.

The incredible detailed face chain as well was made by CerberusXing. The “Tyran’s Chain” is available in gold, silver and onyx at FaMESHed. It reaches over half the face from the ear towards the nose where it is ending in a little ring-shaped nose piercing. I found out that it perfectly goes with the “Ostium Impaler” ears as well made by [CX].

The perfect matching tattoo was made by Nefekalum Tattoos. It wasn’t meant to be word with the outfit intentionally, but for me it was the perfect match! It has long black arms and some amazing devilish ornaments across them and over the chest. The tattoo comes with materials, appliers and as BoM layers, so you really can choose what fits your style best or what you like most.

I will now go and try again all the other colors of that great gacha and make my personal mix and match with them for an everyday use – just to prove that I am not ONLY wearing black all the time *giggles*

Clothing

Outfit (incl. shoes): [CX] – “Industrial Valkyrie” (Maitreya, Gacha) – NEW @ Epiphany // April/May 2020

Accessories

Piercing 1: [CX] – “Tyrant’s Chain (Silver)” – NEW @ FaMESHed // April/May 2020

Piercing 2: -SU!- – “Medusa Piercing” (Group Gift)

Nipple Piercing: [CX] – “Teared Entrapment – Silver” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Vonks”

Makeup: LuluB! – “Warrior – Full Face Makeup w/o lipstick” (BoM)

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lips (LeLutka) Set 02” (LeLutka HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 1.2”

Ears:  [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Dimples: P O E M A – “Jude – DIMPLES” (BoM, Gift)

Face Contour: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek and Nose Contour (Tintable)” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.1”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Sanctified” (Maitreya Applier+Materials)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: selfmade

Set:

Backdrop: #Cranked# – “Backdrop Madhouse Horror Scene ( LI 40 )”

Crate: floorplan. – “old crate stack’

Pillow: Amacci ~ “Unisex Pillow – Red”

Lights: ::Static:: – “Vintage Lighting – 15 Bulb Lamp”

Coffin with Deco: crate – “Lost Souls Coffin”

Trashbin: DRD – “EL – Themepark Tashcans /EL trashcan2 c/m” (Gacha, Common)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The Approach…

Crazy times… Corona still holds the world in its hand and all of us try to do our best to fight it, even if we cannot see yet any success and things seem to get worse and worse. I know it isn’t the fact, but sometimes it feels like it. We are now in our second week without school in Germany. I am a teacher (usually in the mornings I do teach at a school) and I do have a tiny private afternoon tutoring company. Usually I am surrounded by kids all day and in the past I had days where that was quite exhausting. Always having 10 to 60 kids around you from 8 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon didn’t feel always easy but now that I see how it is to have none of them around – it doesn’t feel good either. I am lucky to have the possibility to hold online classes and have some one-on-one tutoring as well, but it doesn’t feel the same. Before the difficulties were the noise in bigger groups, or the kids being distracted by looking outside the window and now… the difficulties have changed. I never thought it could be that hard to explain something like mathematics to a child online only online… you talk a lot more trying to describe everything and if they have to draw triangles with certain length or certain degree angles. Most of them do not have the technical equipment to show you what they did, they usually only can take a snap with their cellphone and send it to me.. and if they spend already like 20 min to do that task and then something went wrong you can start all over again.

Certainly it has a positive side as well – I do not have the distance and the time to drive to school and back in the afternoon and I have the advantage of having an open bowser all the time to find answers I might not know out of the blue for certain questions, so I do not wanna whine or rage about it – I just discover everyday the differences and the different difficulties. Between all that I try to keep my Mom inside and safe – she is over 70 and recently had a brain tumor and chemo after it, so she is in the risk group for that damn virus as well. So my Second Life times at the moment are a little bit more limited and not as regular as I used to be, but I do not want to stop blogging and taking pictures completely as it feels like a little bit of resting time and holiday for my brain when I do that.

The pictures for todays post I already did  over a week ago, but I wasn’t able to post work them and write something about yet. So now the Cyber fair by ACCESS sadly is over but I am sure you can find all the goodies in the designers main stores already or soon.

First of all the amazing vinyl ensemble from A&Y called “Phex”, which is a combination of a long sleeved top and short pants with an awesome, realistic looking shine. It is decorated with straps and zippers and with the huge HUD you can change the colors for all different parts including the metals.

All the amazing accessories I as well found at the Cyber Fair, but like I said before I am sure you will find them most likely either already or soon at the designers main stores. The incredible face art done by Nefekalum Tattoos comes in 3 different versions. You can find many different tings in your folder. First of all the 3 different versions of the makeup it self. Black Tears only, Red Smudge only and a full version of both. Furthermore you will find appliers for head and body materials and the belonging erasers. On top of that, since all his tattoos are materials enabled, Sir Skye added a perfect projector (light source) as well, for you to use if you like.

Certainly I did need some cool nails and rings to complete my outfit and it was no question that the “Creature Claws” from CerberusXing were just the perfect choice. They are available in 3 colors (silver, onyx and gold) and rigged for Belleza Jake,  Signature Gianni, Maitreya and the female Slink hands.

The smart looking hair style was made by no.match. I love the wild top hair, the shaved sides and the fact that you still have 2 wisps at your ears. Like always for no.match hair styles you have different color packs and a fatpack available. The purchases will include a shaved hairbase as well, but since I do have my own shaved hair base I did not use it for todays post 😉

It was time again to built my own set – I found so many cool things at the Cyber Fair, I just had to. All you can see, from the backdrop over the drinks, food (weed) vending machine and the incredible animals, I collected at the Cyber Fair.

I would like to draw your attention a little bot towards the animals. The “Caged Biter” is available in 3 different colors. You can separate the animal from the cage as you can see in my pictures. The Biter is an animated mesh design and has adorable movements, which make it possible to have some more interactive looking pictures with the different poses or the animal.

I do have an immense fun at the moment with cyber and sci-fi posts as they open a whole new range for pictures and styles to me. We do not know what the fashion or environment will look like in our future, but for me that gives us a lot of room to experiment and the possibility of unending creativity 🙂

Clothing

Outfit: A&Y  – “Phex” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Eyepatch: RichB. – “Dex Eyepatch F”

Face Straps: unstable – “Code: WYVERN”

Septum: Astara – “Cthulhu Septum”

Mask: SEKA’s – “HVCKED Mask (no effect)”

Back Attachment: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Feel the Connection – Back Implant”

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No. Industry”

Faceart 1: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Two Sides of Madness (Black Tears Only)” (BoM)

Faceart2: LuluB! – “Fembot” (BoM, Cyber Fair Gift)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “LeLutka – Holo Metallic Lipstick 12 (green)” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 1.1”

Ears: [Cubic Cherry] – “Altered Ears (glow)”

Skin: Human Glitch – “MNFRM SKIN / MTL GENUS1” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”

Legs: Blah. – “Love.Ai/RoboLegs Black” (Maitreya)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Organic Decay” (Maitreya, Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses:

Picture 1: BellePoses: – “NyxV2 2” (Bento, right arm lightly edited)

Picture 2: STUN – “Debora 4” (Bento, lightly edited)

Picture 3: BellePoses: – “NyxV2 7” (Bento)

Picture 4: Foxcity – “Power-1” (Bento)

Set:

Background: The Bearded Guy – “Industrial – The Future” (Gacha, Common)

Machine: # ninety – “Cyber Vending Food [ Weed ]”

Shower: HILTED – “Decontamination Shower – Adult – Silver/Green”

Animals & Cage: HILTED – “Caged Biter – Black/Green/Light”

Chairs: buildworksdecor – “Cyber / Retro Neon Chair White Changeable X”

Food: andika – “cyber sweets Dispenser set”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin