Cyberized

Recently I had the huge luck and pleasure to meet one of my dearest friends from SL in RL. I never would have thought of ever seeing her for real as she comes from Australia, the other half of the world!

We met in Bamberg, a romantic and amazing little city in Germany. She was on a little world trip and came to Germany on a river trip with a huge boat. The weather was amazing and so we could walk around and see a little bit of the historic buildings and then we sat down in the sun at a cafe and had some coffee and typical German drinks from our region. The feeling when I could hug her for real was indescribably amazing and priceless. She was exactly like I got to know her and it immediately felt so familiar and as I would know her my whole life. It was one of the rare moments, that showed me why it was worth sticking so long to SL as I never would have met her otherwise.

Sis, I know we are living so far apart, but I really, really wish I get another possibility to see and hug you again. After having that chance once, I do not want it to be the first and last time we did that! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your trip and come home safe!

I had to say that first before I start my regular post as I am so happy about that πŸ˜‰

Today I was in a cyber mood again and I was waiting for so long to have a reason to buy that cool tentacles from [CX]. Being in SL for over 10 years, normally means you have a uncontrollable inventory – at least in my case. I do have so many things, even if I do not use them to much – or not at all – some of them have amazing memories to them and I simply can’t delete them. I do sort and as well clean it out, but no matter what I can’t make it below a certain number and even that number grows every year for some reason :p

That was why I did impose a rule on myself… “Never buy something you do not have an initial idea for, or that you do not use in a reasonable time frame!” Sometimes that is really hard as I see many things on events and in stores, that I do like immensely…

With that, I at least protect my inventory from exploding too much but, it still grows… just slower*giggles*

It did change my whole shopping habit a lot, as well it did change my view on some things. I used to buy lots of stuff and then I even forgot, that I got them. Sometimes I found things weeks and month after I got them and they already were dusty and old and I had still no idea what to use them for πŸ™

Now I get excited again when I buy things, as I know I maybe waited a while before I found the inspiration for, or I was thinking hard to imagine what I could do with them. I do not know how to describe but things got more value to me again. It does make a difference if you just buy things because you want to have them, or if you buy things to actually use them. It did feel bad when things stayed unused and got deleted some when without not having them used at least once even if it is ‘only’ virtual goods. Someone worked to create them and it feels disrespectful to me for what ever reason.

What kind of a shopper you are? Do you think much about what you buy or do you just buy all you like?

Outfit & Accessories

Outfit: A&Y Cybernetics – “Aglaya Latex Cyber Corset” (Maitreya)

Gloves: A&Y Cybernetics – “Electra Cyber Gloves” (Maitreya)

Shoes: A&Y Cybernetics – “Aglaya Latex Cyber Boots” (Maitreya)

Heart: [Neurolab Inc.] – “Heart Reactor MK-6 V.2”

Tentacles: [CX] – “Sentinel Tentacles”

Mask: DRD – “Cybermask”

Collar: .:Avanti:. – “Nayomi Collar”

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

Chin: [CX] – “Chin Pointer” (Group Gift)

Nose: [CX] – “Scarred Bridge” (Group Gift)

Nose Ring: [CX] – “Pierced Septum” (Group Gift)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin & Lekku: LURE – “Twi’Lek (blue)” (Maitreya/Omega Applier, Gacha, Rare)

Tattoo: LURE – “Upgrade Tattoo” (Maitreya Applier)

Face: LURE – “Survivor Pack Tattoo” (Omega Applier, Gacha, Common)

Eyes: CURELESS [+] – “Spookshow Eyes”

Poses & Props

LePoppycock, Fairey Poses & Foxcity

Location

Insilico

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

No matter where you go, everyone’s connected…

β€œ You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. ”

[Philip K. Dick,Β Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?]

I do have an addiction for cyber punk and futuristic looks… but I guess thats not new;)

What is new is the hairstyle from A&Y which I completely fell in love with πŸ˜‰

A&Y always was one of my first choices for cyber or futuristic hair. The ideas of Anabel Crystal, Owner and designer of A&Y, are just incredible amazing. She has that special look to all her creations, when you see designs you immediately know she made them. The “Lucia Cyber Hair” is a perfect example for the incredible eye for the detail of Anabel Crystal. The haistyle is an unsymmetrical one, which I anyways love and it is decorated with amazing tubes on one side, which go around, down the neck to meet the tail on the other side.

What I adore as well is that with A&Y has some super vibrant colors in their hair. You can wear them as one color only or you can use the strong colors to set an accent to your style. That brings me to the amazing HUD for the A&Y hair. When I first used it, it took me a moment, to realize I cannot immediately use it, I have to connect the HUD first to my hairstyle. So you wear your hair, then the HUD and the you use the connect button on the HUD to ‘activate’ both to work together. The great advantage of that HUD is, that you can choose each section, which you want to color separately and clearly labeled. Each part of the tubes, the hair parts and every single decoration. I rarely saw such complex and great HUDs for hair, that are to operate so easy and detailed.

Certainly such a great hair needed a strong look to go with. I wanted to underline the cyber though with a non human skin. I remembered that I got an amazing unusual skin pack from YS&YS longer ago, with 4 very different colored skin tones. The great metal effect for the skin and the face, was part of another skin from YS&YS but it perfectly worked with the Zafiro tone from the “Ginny” pack. With the “Samara” outfit from Wicca’s Wardrobe, the cool stompers from DRD, the cyber arm from Naurolab Inc. and the long claws from Meva the look totally nailed a cyber look for me.

While I was styling the look for today I already got more cyber ideas :p So I guess it should not be too long until my next futuristic post πŸ˜‰

 

Outfit & Accessories:

Outfit & Bracelets: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Samara” (Maitreya)

Shoes: DRD – “p.a.n stompers” (Size 2)

Left Arm: Neurolab Inc. – “EV3 Android” (Maitreya)

Rings: Meva – “Bento Maitreya Rings Silver” (Maitreya)

Nails: Meva – “Bento Claw” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: [A&Y] Cybernetics – “Lucia Cyber Hair”

Hairbase: Mina – “Myla” (LeLutka Applier, part of a hairstyle)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Metallic Lipsticks” (LeLutka Applier)

Body and Tattoos:

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

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

Tattoo & Faceart: YS&YS – “Pris” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props:

Background: MINIMAL – “Futuristic Backdrop”

Poses: Poseidon

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

Cyberpunk – What is that?

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting that tends to focus on society as “high-tech low life” featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as information technology and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.

Cyberpunk plots often center on conflict among artificial intelligences, hackers, and megacorporations, and tend to be set in a near-future Earth, rather than in the far-future settings or galactic vistas found in novels such as Isaac Asimov’s Foundation or Frank Herbert’s Dune. The settings are usually post-industrial dystopias but tend to feature extraordinary cultural ferment and the use of technology in ways never anticipated by its original inventors (“the street finds its own uses for things”). Much of the genre’s atmosphere echoes film noir, and written works in the genre often use techniques from detective fiction.

[Wikipedia]

Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.

[Lawrence Person]

Cyberpunk to me is a very interesting style category and not always easy. Many times I saw people confounding cyberpunk with post apocalyptic styles and the other way round. But in the end those are 2 totally different things. While you have kinda nothing to style from for post apocalyptic looks – basically you only can wear what you find, left over after an apocalypse – with cyberpunk you have all kind of fancy, hyper high-tech and futuristic accessories and implants in a sci-fi looking surrounding.

As well for the colors you have a very different choice. While post apocalyptic mostly uses, black, brown and all kind of grey shades, for the cyberpunk stuffs you see a lot of lights, electricity and mostly you have a blue, teal, green, pink and cold/neon looking color palette where you go from – besides black certainly πŸ˜‰

It is very easy if you just type cyberpunk or post apocalyptic to google and then look at all the pictures and movies you can find. For me a typical cyberpunk movie would be Ghost in the Shell or even the Matrix Trilogy to just name 2 popular ones of so many existing πŸ™‚

Maybe I will go over post apocalyptic soon too, since we are short before the amazing ‘Thereafter‘ event (https://thereaftersl.wordpress.com/), but I had a desire to do some cyberpunk today, because it is such a great style that rarely gets showcased and I really do love it a lot. We can do all the funky things with implants and not yet existing gadgets πŸ˜‰

You should try it and be not afraid of looking awkward or funky in the first place.. I just can say when you started, it can become an addiction πŸ˜‰

Only the sky is the limit since everything is a futuristic dream when it comes to cyberpunkΒ  – and all of us have different dreams and visions of the future…

 

Details

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Samara” (Maitreya)

Shoes: *DL* – “Baggers”

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Commander Headset”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Stars”

Rings: FORMANAILS – “Rings Simple” (Maitreya)

Weapon: Breach – “USP”

Right Arm: [Neurolab Inc.] – “EV3 Android” (Maitreya)

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 006 [blues]” (LeLutka Applier)

Tattoo: Letis Tattoo – “Rigel Princess” (Omega Applier)

Poses: Poseidon

Location: [Neurolab Inc.]

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Shape: Selfmade

In Myself – The place to be…

Cyber Chick 002

When words do not matter
When a touch does not reach
When loneliness is a crowd
I move into myself

When friends become strangers
When asskissers get what they want
When no one understands
I stay in myself

When dreams become nightmares
When a start is the end
When nothing has meaning
I am trapped in myself

Cyber Chick 003

Details

Corset: A&Y – “Victorian Vinyl Corset” (mesh)

Pants: LeeZu – “Glitter Hotpants” & “Cat Tights”

Mask: A&Y – “Lumen Cyber Mask” (mesh)

Hair: A&Y – “Cyro Hair” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” (customΒ  made skin)

Makeup: Nuuna’s (different ones combined)

Boots: NeurolaB Inc. – “Fatality”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Cyber Chick 001

Libra … in P!NK

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I am wearing Pink!!!

Everyone knows that I always say I would have a pink allergy and if I wear pink , I get pimples, my blood pressure raises damn high and I have breathing problems. But for a very few designers I can make an exception. And for sureΒ  got some antiallergypills on my bathroom for even these πŸ˜‰ For sure Honey Bender, owner and designer of Faster Pussycat, is one of them. If she comes up with such a cool and sweet outfit like the “Chopsy” showgirl outfit, I simply cannot resist. Make your way to the Faster Pussycat Mainstore and see all the great news she released lately… It is so worth it!!!

Outfit: Faster Pussycat – “Lady Garden Cabaret Chopsy” /pink – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /Tranny (special cusptom makeup)

Hairbase: Miamai – “Hairbase” /black

Lashes: Miamai – “Catwalk Lashes” /Rainbow Warriors Purple – NEW (mesh)

Necklace: Finesmith – “Love is in the details” – NEW

Boots: NeurolaB Inc – “Ultimate Boots” /purple

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Cute Rainy News from Ezura ;)

Outfit: Ezura – “Rain Suit” /black – NEW

Hair: Bizarre Hair – “Electra”

Jewelry (incl umbrella): Finesmith – “Noir”

Boots: NeurolaB Inc. – “Fatality Ballet Boots” /black

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Outfit: Ezura – “Rain Suit” – NEW (special Valentine edition)

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Sue” – NEW (not yet released!!!)

Glasses & Choker: Finesmith – “Flames”Β  – NEW (Valentine Group Gift – still available!!!)

Nails: [V] Couture – “Blood Nails”

Boots: NeurolaB Inc. – “Ultimate Hi-Boots” /red

Hat: Champagne! Sparkling Couture – “Precious” NEW (Valentine Gift)

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Modern Fashion Geisha at Faster Pussycat

Outfit: Faster Pussycat – “Kimono Jumpsuit” – NEW

Hair: Faster Pussycat – “Geishagasm” – NEW

Feather Boa: Faster Pussycat – “Velvet Goldmine” – NEW

Nails: [V] Couture – “Blood Nails”

Boots: NeurolaB Inc. – “Activa Ankle Boots”

Mask: [AD] – The Cell”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Facetattoo: Nuuna – “AstroGlam”

Lashes: Mayden Couture – “Eyelashes V2 8”

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

CheerNo for Back to Black

Outfit: CheerNo – “Fight.Dex” – NEW

Hair: LoQ

Skin: Silken Moon

Outfit: CheerNo – “Fight.Dominic” – NEW

Hair: LoQ

Skin: Silken Moon

Outfit: CheerNo – “Fight.Sky” – NEW

Hair: LoQ

Skin: Silken Moon

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Apocalyptic Impressions

On the 14th and 15th of January Opium was holding a casting for the new Opium Evolution agency.

They gave 3 themes to all of the applicants. Vintage, Goth Couture or Apocalyptic. All the old opium models were allowed to cast and new aspiring models could try out as well, it was announced as an open casting.

After thinking about what I wanna do I decided to get for the theme that would be my own biggest challenge… I figured that many will go for goth couture as we all have our inventory full with black great clothing and accessories. Vintage… I really like doing vintage styles and I could not decide wich style I wanna go, there are so many like 20s to 70s and in SL you will find a lot of vintage stuff. So I decided to go for Apocalyptic.

With the theme apocalyptic I immediately have movies in mind like, Water World, Riddick, Books of Eli, Pitch Black or Mad Max. Kinda a post apocalyptic theme after a huge atomic world war, where people have to get back to the basics to survive. Ruined cities where a few survivors fight for their rights and surviving.

As you can see on a few pictures I was not the only one that came up with that idea. Malek Sahara as well dressed up for apocalyptic and I just asked him if he would pose with me for a few pics πŸ™‚

I really had fun with this styling and competition for my self and to collect all the stuff together, that I needed. Together with some cool action poses and using the cool weapons I got it made my ticket into Opium Evolution πŸ™‚

Details of my styling:

Jacket: Tonk Tastic – “Connor’s Jacket”

Pants: NeurolaB Inc. – “MESH Baggyz”

Shoes: Shiny Things – “Flare Oxfords”

Belt: Tonk Tastic – “Stielhandgranaten Belt”

Piercings: [ni.ju] – “Chain Chop” + “Snake Bites” + “Amped” + “Amaterasu”

Tattoo: Wicked Tattoo – “Live for Today”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “v3.7”

Earrings: Rozorogalia – “Hydra”

Scarf: grasp – “Skull Desert”

Skin: !Silken Moon – “Rookie” /signature makeup Wicca Merlin not for sale

Hair: EmoTion – “Elements”

Weapons: Breach – “USP” + “MP7”

Guest Model: Maltek Sahara

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin