Ballet – Classic versus Contemporary

Eclipse Magazine, August 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_august_2020

For this issue of the Eclipse Magazine I was thinking a long time what I could do. I wanted a challenge for myself and I wanted to show that I can do different genres, not just the scary and crazy stuff πŸ˜‰

When I thought about what would be the most opposite thing for me to do, I came across ballet. Something graceful and beautiful. While I was doing some research about it, I came across contemporary ballet as well. That really caught my attention, because I found some very impressing as well as emotional pictures and videos. That formed an idea of having 2 different pictures for the magazine – classic and contemporary. In the classic ballet I found very strict rules for the look and even for the hairstyles, while contemporary ballet gives you more freedom in that.

I felt like I was entering a new world, even if ballet wasn’t completely new for me – as a kid I had to go through that kids ballet classes like so many of us. It didn’t last long as I had more fun with gymnastics, riding, swimming and playing volleyball and so those ballet classes stopped after at most a year I think. Being a punk and later a gothic girl in my teens and twens, ballet wasn’t a thing or an option at all *giggles*

Seeing all those pictures and videos, inspired me a lot and the idea for this month genre was made. While I was thinking, where I could find the clothing and accessories for my new idea, Salt & Pepper must have read my mind. She released a huge set of ballet collection at Equal 10 with her “Ballet Dancer Set”. That was the perfect outfit for my classic ballet dancer. I couldn’t even use all parts for my first picture, that means I will have to do another post to show the whole beauty and contents of that set.

For my second picture, I did remember a set, which I already showcased on my blog in the light version. Since I wanted the classic ballet to be in a light muted color, the contemporary ballet was meant to be darker and more ‘me’ and my personal thought of it and so the “Skye Dancer” gacha in black was the perfect choice for what I had in mind. I am really a lover of mix and match but sometimes, if you go for a certain look or genre, mixing too many things and overload the avatar can be contra-productive. That is why I nearly have no accessories or anything that could disturb from the essence of the picture, the emotions and the mood.

A huge thank you goes out to my sister Daffodil Crimson, who helped me with the amazing description for the magazine. English is not my native language, so I often hit her IM box, if it comes to “official” texts for magazines and such. Usually I do collect facts and free sources or try toΒ  write somethings on my own, if I am familiar with the theme. For the ballet one I only had a brief idea what I wanted to be written and that time Daffi jumped in and wrote everything on her own. When she came it to me to read it, I just was blown away! It was so very well written and had exactly in it what I was desiring for, but in words that described it so much better than anything I could have come up with. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for again saving my SL life like so often sis!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little ballet adventure – for the next issue of Eclipse Magazine I will have another “unusual” genre for me, which gives me quite a challenge but I am looking forward to the final frames πŸ˜‰

Eclipse Magazine, August 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_august_2020

Style 1 (classic)

Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Ballet Dancer” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Ade – “Beatrix”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Face Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Ryn Layer [LeLutka] 002 D” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [ Maitreya ] 002” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon – “Ballet 6” (Bento)

Piano: Alouette – “Evelyn Piano – Word White Wood”

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Dance Hall”

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

Style 2 (contemporary)

Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: Enfant Terrible (.ET.) – “Skye Dancer” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .Shi – “Gavri’ela”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Seline Fleury – “Ballet Trunk Pose” (Bento)

Petals 1: Foxcity – “Diagonal Flutter Petals (Black)” (from the Sweet Bento Pose Set)

Petals 2: Foxcity – “Trail Flutter Petals (Black)” (from the Sweet Bento Pose Set)

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Flutter (B&W)”

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

Eastern Asian Adventure! – NEWS from LeLUTKA

And again I have a wonderful new release from LeLUTKA! This time, LeLUTKA gives more attention to their East Asian customers with the new “Ryn 2.0” Evolution head (for the males there is a pendant named “Kane”)

The head has a very young look and so I wanted to find something what would work with such a look and came across the Kawaii genre. It was against my ethnics to put her in lingerie or something too sexy as she has more of a teen or young women look to me with this kind of shape and skin. Certainly I had to use the amazing piercings again that come with the head πŸ˜‰ Ryn certainly has all the amazing features of the 2.0 Evolution line as well!

It amazes me how LeLUTKa has the skills and passion, to make such different heads for all the ethnics around the world. We had the amazing wonderful African or African-American head with Nuri, we had all kind of European, American heads with Lake, Erin, Nova and now we get the Asian look as well with Ryn. You still can twist your shape and have even all the subcultures of the Asian ethnic with this head, I just wanted to blog it as pure as possible with my first post – I only made the nose a tiny wee bit smaller as it came. I am sure that won’t be my last post as I enjoyed my little journey into the Kawaii look and there is so many more genres you can do with that look πŸ˜‰

So pop over to the LeLUTKA main store and try out the new – and maybe even all the other ones, too – heads!

Clothing

Outfit: [CX]Β  Vincue – “Sailie Leather” (Maitreya)

Jacket: ::GB:: – “One Shoulder Jacket Black” (Maitreya)

Belt 1: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “POSH Belt” (Maitreya)

Belt 2: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Ropes Belt tight” (Maitreya)

Tights: Izzie’s – “Tights Lavender” (BoM)

Socks: -SU!- – “Garter Socks Nylon BLACK” (BoM)

Shoes: DRD – “Frankenstomps – Black” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headphone: [The Forge] – “Cyber Neko Headphones, Black”

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – β€œRyn.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Ryn head)

Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – β€œRyn.Piercing.Lips. Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Ryn head)

Collar 1: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “October Fest Collar black” (Gacha, Common)

Collar 2: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Ropes Collar” (Maitreya)

Lower Arm: Gemini – “Sis Bracelets – Low L” (Maitreya)

Hand-deco & Rings: [Since1975] – “NoMercy Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: Slipper – “Deidra” (Maitrea, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: -FABIA- – “Tuesday”

Lashes: CAZIMI – “Starlet Lashes”

Eyshadow: CAZIMI – “Venus Eyeshadow – 5 Purple” (BoM)

Eyeliner: CAZIMI – “Understated HD Eyeliners (LeLutka) Set 02 Winged” (LeLUTKA Evo HD Applier)

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lips (LeLutka) Set 3 Colorful” (LeLUTKA Evo HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Ryn 2.0” – NEW @ Mainstore

Face Skin: Glam Affair – “Ryn Layer [LeLutka] 002 E” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainstore

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Body Skin: Glam Affair – “Body Normal [ Maitreya ] 002

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: Β  – “Control Bedroom”

Food: [VOZ] – “UFO Sushi Vending Machine – Black (Static)”

Drinks:[VOZ] – “Universe Drink Vending Machine – Black (Static)”

Drink togo: {what next} – “LG Pirate Pool Drink”

Cyber Drink: andika – “[cyber sweets]B/Dispenser”

Moving Box: Violetility – “Ex Box [Bye Kawaii]”

Pizza: [La Baguette] – “Box of pizza 3 slice left v2”

Light: 22769 – “Tripod Lamp”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Suppertime!

What happens if you have 3 different designs you want to showcase and you try to combine them – I love challenges like that :p

Today it was the new ears from CerberusXing called “Sceleratis Ears” – they are available at the TMD event for August – an add-on for those ears from Nefekalum Tattoos and that cool tongue from unstable.I didn’t yet wanna give up on my new scars from E.A.Studio either, so that was quite a fun challenge to make that all work together. In the middle of the night – my brain must have been already fried andΒ  I was hungry – all of a sudden the idea for this picture grew in mind… so yes… here we go!

Clothing

Top: [CX] – β€œRagged Tubetop – Black” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar: Salt & Pepper – “Collar Maya”

Necklace: [CX] – “Enochian Succuba – Choker (Black)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Glasses: -SU!- – “Esme Glasses Silver”

Septum: .:E.A.Studio:. – β€œInferno Septum”

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – β€œErin.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Erin head)

Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – β€œErin.Piercing.Lips. Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Erin head)

Piercing 3: LeLUTKA – β€œErin.Piercing.Nose.3rdEye/Bridge”

Nails & Rings: [CX] – β€œEssential Dirty Claws (Original)” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Andromeda”

Makeup: *YS&YS* – β€œImmprtal Make-up 04” (BoM)

Lipstick: This is Wrong – β€œDead Lips RED” (LeLutka Evo. HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – β€œErin 2.0”

Tongue: unstable. – “Eldrich’s Curse”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears” – NEW @ TMD // August 2020

Ear Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “[CX] Sceleratis Warrior Add-On” (Applier) – NEW @ Mainstore

Face Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Magician” (BoM, materials enabled, Group Gift)

Scar Eyebrow:Β .:E.A.Studio:. – β€œSigurd Gacha – β€œScar Eyebrows ( LeEvo )” (BoM, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Kinky // July 2020

Scar Nose:Β  .:E.A.Studio:. – β€œSigurd Gacha – Scar Nose Plaster ( LeEvo )” (BoM, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Kinky // July 2020

Scars: Face Scars: . The Rotting Lab . – β€œWaster – Scar – Pale Fade” (BoM)

Brows: ~Songbird~ – β€œPencil Thin Brows : Black” (BoM, store closed)

Body: Maitreya – β€œLara 5.2”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – β€œTattoo Dark Black Dragon” (BoM) – NEW @ UBER //July 2020

Shape: Denver’s Shapes – β€œAmy Shape for Lelutka”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Animal: *HEXtraordinary* – “Hermit Crab – Brown Spotted” (Gacha, Common)

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – β€œAxis HUD Face 1.1”

Model &Photographer

Wicca Merlin

A Look into the Mirror…

As I promised yesterday, I had to play a little bit with the new Fleur 2.0 head, which will be available at the LeLUTKA main store soon! Yesterday I used the shape, which came with the head without tweaking it. Today I got the amazing skins from Glam Affair, which were made especially for the new Fleur 2.0 head. After trying the all, I decided to do my first look with the “Muse “skin.

While I was playing around with the shape, I got such a cool idea, how I could showcase the new Fleur 2.0 head, the Muse skin from Glam Affair AND the amazing face mask from LeLUTKA, that is included in the Fleur 2.0 head pack. I could do a mirror shoot, facing my own evil side in the mirror! Since we have no real mirror option in SL yet, you always have to cheat around a little bit with PS and while you are shooting as well to get the right angle and view. What I do love a lot is all the cool face mods you get with the Fleur 2.0 head. For example on the good girl, you see those amazing smile lines, which make the look so much more realistic and unique. Or the incredible face masks – where I chose to wear the No. #1 of 3 that you get with the head update as well – on the bad girl.

There is so much more to play with, I am still not done with my Fleur 2.0 posts and pictures I guess *grins*

To have a complete overview of the new update, please scroll down after the credits as I put all the new features there for you to get an idea, why you should keep an eye on the LeLUTKA new releases on the coming weekend πŸ˜‰

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Mucronate Top – Leather” (Maitreya)

Corset: [CX] – “Oroan”s Binding – (Set A)” (Maitreya)

Pants: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Colette Shorts” (Maitreya)

Right Leg: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Leg Harness – Black (A)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Left Leg: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Leg Harness – Black (B)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons v2” (BoM)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Comission”

Eyeshadow (Good Girl): CAZIMI – “Electric Eyeshadow – 6 Blue 50%” (BoM)

Eyeliner (Good Girl): CAZIMI – “Desert Rose Eyeliner – 6 Desert Blue” (BoM)

Mask (Bad Girl): LeLUTKA – “LeLUTKA.FaceMask. 001” (BoM, part of Fleur head) – NEW @ LeLutka Mainstore (24th July)

Eyeliner (Bad Girl): CAZIMI – “Desert Rose Eyeliner – 10 Almost Black” (BoM)

Brows: ~Songbird~ – “Pencil Thin Brows” (BoM) – store closed

Accessories

Nosering: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inferno Septum”

Nails & Rings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Infernal Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Arms: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme – Black” (Maitreya)

Necklace: [CX] – “Enochian Succuba – Choker (Black)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Piercing Lip 1: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of Fleur head) – NEW @ LeLutka Mainstore (24th July)

Piercing Lip 2: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Lips. Frenulum/Tongue” (part of Fleur head) – NEW @ LeLutka Mainstore (24th July)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Fleur 2.0” – NEW @ LeLutka Mainstore (24th July)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Kanji Ears” (Gacha, Rare)

Face Mod (Good Girl): LeLUTKA – “LeLUTKA.SmileLiness.Lgt” (BoM, part of Fleur head) – NEW @ LeLutka Mainstore (24th July)

Skin (Good Girl): Glam Affair – “Muse Layer [ LeLutka ] 002 E” + “Body Normal [ Maitreya ] 002” – NEW @ Mainstore

Skin (Bad Girl): Glam Affair – “Muse Layer [ LeLutka ] 001 E” + “Body Normal [ Maitreya ] 001” – NEW @ Mainstore

Eyes (Good Girl): Madame Noir – “Wicked Eyes” (LeLutka Applier)

Eyes (Bad Girl): Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes” (LeLutka Applier)

Lashes: CAZIMI – “Starlet Lashes (LeLutka Evolution)” (LeLutka Evo. Applier) – NEW @ Mainstore

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Siren’s Song” – NEW @ Summer Camp

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity – “Made Up-3m” (Bento)

Mirror: [Ds] – “Regal Mirror PG Version v1.0”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Here is a list of what is new and updated on Evolution 2.0! The list is long so get ready to read in detail, and the best part? This update is free.

β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“ EVOLUTION UPDATE LOG 2.0 β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“

GENERAL

⚫ Script : HUD Apparence

Only one Piercing

⚫ Script : HUD Database

Added new specular intensity module

Updated Repair Materials code

⚫ Script : HUD Kernel

Kill command receiver set to T_ALL instead of T_HEAD

Added textbox for custom tint color

⚫ Script: HUD Misc

Added timer to check for eyes animations

Added 0.5 seconds delay before checking animations after sitting on object. Fixes the

animations not restarting after sitting.

⚫ Script : HUD Modules

Added textbox for custom tint color

Added new specular intensity module

⚫ Script : HUD Panels

Updated with new tabs and tint positions. Added HUD movement and position reset

⚫ Script : HUD Sync

Added 0.5 seconds delay before checking animations after sitting on object. Fixes the

animations not restarting after sitting.

⚫ Script : HUD Repair

Added Repair Materials code for new specular intensity module

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HEAD

⚫ Script: ADDON Remove Omega 1.0

Initial Commit

⚫ Script : HEAD Apparence

Fixed the “Can rezz after unpacking” bug

Changed listener to kill command

Added new specular intensity module

⚫ Script: HEAD Animation

Added 0.5 seconds delay before checking animations after sitting on object. Fixes the

animations not restarting after sitting.

⚫ Added 4 lashes length options

⚫ All Animations Remastered

⚫ 5 New Moods and Expressions Added

Added Moods List:

Frown

Focus

Casual

Influencer

Serious

Added Expressions List:

Pse1

Pse2

Pse3

Pse3

Pse5

⚫ More Detailed and Remastered EYE CONTROLS, 98 in total

⚫ Updated Material Maps

⚫ Updated “Vocal” Gestures

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EYES

⚫ Script: ADDON Remove Omega 1.0

Initial Commit

⚫ Script : EYES Apparence

Added listener to kill command.

Sends message to children prims to kill scripts (Needs ADDON Remove Omega 1.0)

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BEARD HUD

⚫ Script : BEARD Apparence

Added listener to kill command.

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BRACES

⚫ Script : BRACES Apparence

Added listener to kill command

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GEMS

⚫ Script : GEMS Apparence

Added listener to kill command

β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘

PIERCINGS

⚫ Script : PNG Apparence

Added listener to kill command

⚫ Multiple Piercings Added (Left / Right, Top / Bottom pairs):

L / R Brow

EAR

L / R Daith

L / R Helix

L / R Industrial

L / R Rock

L / R Snug

L / R Surface Tragus

L / R Tragus

L / R Rings

LIPS

T / B Ashley / Laubert

L / R Dahlia / Dimples

L / R Laubert Sides

L / R Madonna / Monroe

T / B Medusa / Jestrum

NOSE

T / B 3rd Eye / Bridge

T / B Austin / Septum

L / R Nostrils

L / R Rings

T / B Tongue / Frenulum

More info @ https://lelutkasl.com/

Stand up for your Rights!

TUNES

Preacher man, don’t tell me
Heaven is under the earth
I know you don’t know
What life is really worth
It’s not all that glitters is gold
‘Alf the story has never been told
So now you see the light, eh!
Stand up for your rights. Come on!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight!

[Bob Marley]

When I was styling and shooting todays pictures, I saw a lot of things on the news that made me sad again. It is so embarrassing, that in the 21st century we still have to talk about human equality – it should be our nature by now and not something we still need to debate about! We are all humans anyways what skin color, religion, ethnics or countries we have or come from. I was raised that way, that I should always see humanity in people first, get to know them and then decide if I like them or not, but not because of their visible trademarks.I am very happy that according to the news there is many people who think the same – sadly not yet all. There are enough things to dislike someone, but that only should be about character attributes and nothing else. I am not a dreamer… not everyone can go along with everyone else – we have our own character as well – but it shouldn’t be any thing that we judge about, before we actually know the person itself and know what we dislike about a certain person! In a world where we can fly everywhere in the world and can live where ever we choose, those idiotic, racist thoughts should be gone – ALL kind of them! We all have our traditions and no one will take them away, just because we allow another one to be close and have their own traditions and culture – it even can be interesting and exciting, at least for me.

So yes, STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS if someone tries to take them away from you!

Clothing

Top & Sleeves: Salt & Pepper – “Daphne” (Maitreya)

Shorts & Belt:Β Salt & Pepper – “Colette” (Maitreya)

Shoes: DRD – “Rosie Plattforms” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Vintage Fair 2020

Accessories

Glasses: EarthStones – “Eyeglasses – The Yesterday (S)”

Septum: [CX] – “Drop Septum (Gold)”

Necklace 1: Kunglers – “Chris necklace O.O – Citrine”

Necklace 2: MG – “San Juan Skyway – Gold”

Rings: *elise* – “Mathilde” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Dope” – NEW @ Cosmopolitan //June 2020

Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Dahlia Eyeshadow – 8 Green – 90%” (BoM)

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

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Lake 1.2”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.1”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark I see you” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Cigarette: NikotiN – “Cigarette Dirty V.2”

Lighter: Foxcity – “Night Owl-4 Lighter Prop” (from the Night Owl Bento Set)

Bottles: BellePoses – “Beer 3M” & “Beer 01M” (Aylla Pose Set)

Car:Β DRD – “The Stranded Pack Rat”

Guitar:Β DRD – “Vagabond – Guitar”

Dreamcatcher:Β DRD – “GG – Catcher – One”

Pose Tool: Anypose – β€œBVN HUD v1.6”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – β€œAxis HUD Face 1.1”

Location

Bartertown

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Follow me Down

TUNES

Since I met you I’ve been crazy
Since I’ve been with you I’ve been lost
You make everything seem hazy
Love comes with such a cost

Nights avoiding things unholy
Your hand slips across my skin
I go down on you so slowly
Don’t confess none of your sins

Have I lost my mind?

When you’re young you always take what you can get
Even bicycles and sprinklers get you wet
Now I know that there’s a different way to die
My body breathes
Heart still beats
But I am not alive
Follow me down to the river
Drink while the water is clean
Follow me down to the river tonight
I’ll be down here on my knees

[The Pretty Wreckless]

Clothing

Top: Salt & Pepper – “Paintball Tank – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Harness: [CX] – “Vice Crew / Harness – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Pants:Β [CX] – “Vice Crew / Shorts – Red” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Stockings with Garter: Nanika – “Jenna Stockings” (Maitreya)

Knee: .:Avanti:. – “Knit Knee Warmers – Black” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – “Ceana Booties” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: -SU!- – “Hell Freak Sunglasses” (Gacha, Rare)

Face Chain: [CX] – “Tyran’s Chain (Silver)”

Necklace: [CX]Β – “Enochian Succuba – Choker (Black )” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Cuffs: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Murky Cuffs”

Rings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Morphine Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: VALUXIA – “Letha Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Knox”

Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Electric Eyeshadow – 3 Red 75%” (BoM) – NEW @ Designer Showcase // June 2020

Eyeliner: CAZIMI – “Understated HD Eyeliners (Lelutka) Set 03 Smokey” (LeLutka Evo. HD Applier)

Lipstick: CAZIMI – β€œArrant HD Makeup (LeLutka) Bonus Colors!” (LeLutka Evo. HD Applier)

Shading: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek & Nose Contour” (BoM)

Brows: ~Songbird~ – “Pencil Thin Brows” (BoM – store closed)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Lake 2.1” (Evolution Line)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Ivar” – NEW @ Kinky // May 2020

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.1”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Enjoy the Silence” (BoM) – NEW @ UBER // May 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose 1: Foxcity – “Budget Flyer – 6m” (Bento)

Pose 2: Foxcity – “Focus on Me – 7m” (Bento)

Pose 3: Foxcity – “City Life – 6m” (Bento)

Magazin: Foxcity – “Prop Magazine (L Hand)” (Part of the Budget Flyer Set)

Backdrop: [BH9] – “Night Shipment V1”

Lamp: 22769 – “Graphic Lounge – Headlight Tablelamp”

Bottles: BellePoses – “Beer01M (Add)” (Part of the Aylla Set)

Smokes: CHI – “Smoker Set”

Pose Tool: Anypose – β€œBVN HUD v1.6”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – β€œAxis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to go slow…

TUNES

There are faces, there are smiles,
So many teeth, too many arms and legs
And eyes and flashing buttons all around me
I’m a-watching, I’m a-breathing, I’m a-pushing, I’m a wishing
That these walls would not be talking quite so loudly
I have burnt down once before I’ve pulled myself up from the floor
And I am looking for a reason to stay standing
But sometimes it’s just too much or not enough or something else
It’s so much bigger than my head, it’s too demanding

I have met so many people, we’ve exchanged so many words
We’ve said it all and we’ve said nothing but it’s changed us
I have know a lot of men, some were lovers, some were friends
But all together were they merely passing strangers?
They’ll control you with their
Silence, they’ll control you with their words
And you’ll control them with your body’s coded signals
In the wild, entangled gardens of our insecurities
We lose our heads into eachother’s hidden pitfalls

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to go slow
And sometimes if you wanna hold on you got to let go

I’m gonna close my eyes
And count to ten
I’m gonna close my eyes
And when I open them again
Everything will make sense to me then

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-ten…

[Tina Dico]

Clothing

Dress: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Dress ( Black )” (Maitreya, Gacha,

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

Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – “Chandni Booties” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Kinky Event // May 2020

Accessories

Glasses (including Eye & Blood): Madame Noir – “Broken Glasses Woman Dark Version” – NEW @ OUTRE

Rings & Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Infernal Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Collar: [CX] – “Hell’s Harbinger (Black Out+Silver)” (Maitreya)

Necklace 1: [CX] – “Enochian Succuba – Choker ( Black )” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Necklace 2: Noodles – “Duo Byzantine Collar : Silver” (store closed)

Cuffs: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Bondage Deluxe Set” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [KoKoLoReS] – “Oakes”

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

Brows: ~Songbird~ – “Pencil Thin Brows” (store closed, BoM)

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lips (LeLutka) Set 01 Classics” (LeLutka Evo. HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Lake 1.2”

Ears: [CX] – “Withered Berzerker Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.1”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Devious” (BoM)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Wall: Architect. – “Javi Wall Panel (new moon)”

Seat: ::WetCat&LittleFox – “Vertiline” Erotic Ottoman”

Lights:Β  uK – “Metal Stiks w/Lights L.E. Silver”

Closet 1: Fapple – “Closet Cage” (tinted)

Closet 2: Fapple – “Closet Closed” (tinted)

Cat 1: CODEX – “THE KINKY CATS n.13 R Black” (Gacha, Rare)

Cat 2: CODEX – “THE KINKY CATS n.4 Black” (Gacha, Common)

Cat 3: CODEX – “THE KINKY CATS n.8 Black” (Gacha, Common)

Cat 4: CODEX – “THE KINKY CATS n.10 Black” (Gacha, Common)

Cat 5: CODEX – “THE KINKY CATS n.12 Black” (Gacha, Common)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

African Beauty

TUNES

‘Round the world
Girl I have been looking for you
I think I might just find you, in Africa
Girl you know the sound
When I come around
Lost you in the crowd
Girl pick up your crown, yeah
Do it now, do it, do…

[Diamond Platnumz]

Clothing

Top: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Colette Top” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Necklace: -shanghai-Β  – “Taupe Black Necklace”

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Claws XXL” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.WTF!”

Eyeshadow: Koonz – “Lexa [G] (LeLUTKA Adapted)” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainstore

Eyeliner: Koonz – “Ready2Cut Eyeliners [HUD] LeLUTKA Evo” (LeLUTKA HD Applier) – NEW @ Mainstore

Lipstick: Glam Affair – “Imani – Lip Gloss” (part of the Imani skin bundle, BoM)

Head & Body

Head: LeLUTKA – “Nuri 1.2” – NEW @ Mainstore

Face Skin: Glam Affair – “Imani Layer [LeLutka] 013” (BoM)

Eyebrows: ~Songbird~ – “Pencil Thin Brows : Black” (BoM)

Moles: Glam Affair – “Imani – Moles (B)” (part of the Imani skin bundle, BoM)

Face Shine: Glam Affair – “Nuri Head – Face Gloss” (part of the Imani skin bundle, BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.1”

Body Skin: Glam Affair – “Body Normal [ Maitreya ] 013” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Particles 1: **CC** – “Glitterati – Gold”

Particles 2: **CC** – “Heat Wave (jungle heat)”

Projector 1: HERA – “Color Highlight Projector V2 – Lime”

Projector 2: HERA – “Duel Colour Highlight Projector Lights – Crystal”

Pose Tool: Anypose – β€œBVN HUD v1.6”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – β€œAxis HUD Face 1.1”

Hand Animator: FATE – “Hand Poser HUD v3.2 PRO”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Sometimes it is worth to think before you speak…

I thought a long time, if I can do a post with pictures like that without getting a shit storm started… but the idea I had for that post or better, what brought me to do pictures like that had a very special reason. I thought for along time to talk about bullying or psychological violence. These kinds of hurts may not leave a mark on someone that can be seen, but that doesn’t mean it would not hurt exactly like those – sometimes even more than if you would get a punch in your side. Physical wounds usually heal after a while and then you won’t see them anymore, psychological ones sometimes never fully heal and shadow us sometimes till the end.

My Grandpa once told me something when I was younger. I was sitting beside him when I was taunted at school about not being/looking like the majority of the class. While he was putting an arm around me and tried to solace me, he talked to me. Back then I didn’t understood what he meant, but later when I was a grown up (if I am fully grown up yet? I have no idea…), I slowly started to realize what he meant. He said “You are the one that chooses, who can hurt you.Β  You are the one to allow people to hurt you. So always think about it seriously, if it is worth to allow someone to hurt you!” First when I heard that from him, I thought he just is old and has no clue what he is talking about. I forgot about that for quite a while until I was older.

 

I always felt that I am not a great fit to my class mates. I didn’t behave like them, I didn’t look like them and I did not even want to. Most of my class mates are sons and daughters from lawyers, doctors, judges or something in that way. I was a teachers daughter, not dumb, nor stupid. My father died of cancer when I was 7 and my Mom was alone with me and my 3 years younger brother. Thank to the state, my Mom got the state pension from my father as teachers in Germany are employed by the state. We were really lucky as my Mom did know how to work with the money she had. We never missed anything – we went on holidays in summer and winter, we got birthday and Christmas presents and I never heard my Mom saying no if my brother or me wanted some ice cream while we were shopping (only if we already had some or we just had lunch or dinner). I only felt it, when branded clothing became important for some people from my class. For example I had jeans – cool jeans – but they were no Diesel or Lewis jeans. I never cared about that, I am more a simple person. If I like something, I won’t look what brand it is from or look if it would be expensive enough to buy it. Not to mention that I was a Punk back then anyways so jeans had to be modified and ripped anyways before I wanted to wear them. But that exactly seemed to be the issue. First I thought it must be the clothing that did separate me from many of my class mates and why they started to laugh at me – as a child you cannot just walk away and do you own thing… you want to be liked and you want some friends. So I went home and asked my Mom, if I could have some Diesel jeans. Her response first was: “Why, what is wrong with yours?” and when I explained it to her she said: “Sure you can have a pair for your birthday or Christmas, or you can buy them from your pocket money if you have enough, because they are expensive” Certainly I first thought that would be unfair until I was older and realized that it wasn’t just my clothing or what kind of game consoles I had.

I never was a stick-figure Barbie doll like all my class mates – I was the only one that had curves pretty soon, a nice present from the women on my mother side family tree. I did a lot of sports, because I loved it and not because I wanted to loose weight, or because someone told me to do so. I started with Gymnastics when I was 4 (until I was 22), I enjoyed riding from when I was 6 and later on I tried Volleyball and Swimming, too. So I basically was busy the whole week, everyday with some kind of sports and on the weekends there were contests for those. But that did not count either, it just did count that I wasn’t a size zero and that again was enough for some kids to pick on me and making fun out of me. I have to tell you… if that happens, it hurts like mad and that will not heal for quite a while. Especially if you later on meet guys that ask you for a date and then tell you you would be so sweet and nice, but with like 5 to 10 kilos you would be even more nice. All this bulling and hateful hurt doesn’t help teens to build up any kind of self esteem, which is so important to resist these same idiots who try to hurt you.

But that is not what I was trying to talk about, I don’t want your pity, because my life changed over the years and I understood what my Grandpa was trying to tell me. I do have true friends now and I enjoy my life as it is now. But sometimes I really get mad when I see people, groups or even websites, that bash certain people or groups, They think it is fun and never even think about how bad they can hurt other peoples feelings. They think they are right to judge or dictate others. I often ask myself what it would give them to do that… I do not have a real answer besides that their own life must be so miserable that they need to destroy others lifes for their own happiness. If that would not hurt others so bad, I would even feel pity with them and their misery.

How desperate you have to be, if you try to find something to hurt another person with it?!?

Who do you think you are to accuse people with whatever you think you found out that would be worth spreading the word about?!?

What rights you have to destroy other peoples lifes or dreams with a “truth” you just built out of nothing?!?

Why you think you are the one to judge about others peoples looks – because you are so much better?!?

Why you think you are allowed to take a rise out of somebody?!?

NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO DO THAT TO ANOTHER PERSON!!!

I know I won’t change the fact, that it happens everyday, everywhere anyways if in Real Life or in Second Life. But if I can just get one person to think about, before they open their mouth about someone or type (even worse) anonymous comments on websites about someone –Β  I am happy. I am not saying that we can not gossip or talk with our true friends about others and have our own opinions, but there is a difference if you try to hurt someone actively or if you just talk to someone in private and share an opinion. We do not get along with all and everybody, but n the end it should be a “live and let live” type of spirit. Both worlds are big enough for all of us and there is no need to destroy or eliminate someone. PLUS… never forget what you do to others… can be done to you as well if the time comes!

Maybe you now understand my drastic pictures for todays post. They only were meant to make inner pain visible and catch the mood of this post.

So my wish for 2020Β  – for both worlds – would be:

Sometimes just think before you open your mouth about something or someone. Think about if you would hurt someone irrecoverably and if you only get the glimpse of a “YES”, just keep your mouth shut or delete your comment where ever it was supposed to go!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Clothing

Corset: [CX] – “Immoral Support – Black” (Maitreya)

Panties: [CX] – “Malum Undies (Black)” (Maitreya)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Liliana Stripe Boots – Boutique” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Septum: -[TWC]- – “Gear Septum Silver -CL Blood-“

Collar: [CX] – “Heavy Duty Collar – Rusty Filth (Un-Rigged)”

Sleeves: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme – Black” (Maitreya)

Cuffs: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Bondage Deluxe Set” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .shi – “Gavri’ela /Unisex”

Wounds & Butterfly Aids: -[TWC]- – “Bad Dog -bruises- ” (Omega Applier)

Face: La Malvada Mujer – “Insommnia” (Omega Applier)

Makeup: La Malvada Mujer – “She Said Eyeshadow” (Omega Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – β€œLondon” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: -[TWC]- – “Bad Dog” (Omega Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: #Cranked# – “Backdrop Black Padded Cell”

Rat: JIAN – “Rascal Rats 2. Black Companion” (Gacha, Common)

Pose Tool: AnyPose – β€œBVH Pose Stand”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – β€œAxis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

100% Witch

TUNES

Yes, I am a witch
And I have conjured you
For my bidding
And all my charms and all my accidents
Are all just instruments
To lock you up
Yes, I am a carnival
A house of mirrors
And I will con you
And all my tricks and all my magic
Will keep you dizzy
With desire
How could I know my spell was broke?
I am nothing like the girl you thought I was without your love
How could I haunt you, keep you close
When you can see my seams, the fraying of my dress?
I am defenseless
[The Bird and the Bee]

Official Vendor poster for the “Dark Percentage” tattoo by Nefekalum Tattoos // Available at The Darkness event // December 2019 // Photography: Skye Nefekalum

Clothing

Bra: Moon Elixir – “Houdini – Bra” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)
Corset: Pixicat – “Temptation Corset – Dark (XS)”
Pants: [Gos] – “Bella Leather Shorts” (Maitreya)
Legs/Socks: Insomnia Angel – “Lizzie” (Maitreya)
Shoes: {Livalle} – “Payne”

Accessories

Glasses: -SU!- – “Hell Freak Sunglasses” (Gacha, Rare)
Lip Piercing: [CX] – “Bitten 2017 Update (Silver+Catya)”
Nose Piercing: [CX] – “Monstrum Catena”
Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Night” (Maitreya)
Upper Arm Cuffs: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Bondage Deluxe” (Maitreya)
Lower Arms: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme” (Maitreya)
Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Silver” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Vonks”
Makeup: Look At Me – “Submissive Eyeshadows” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”
Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”
Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Dark Percentage” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ The Darkness // December 2019

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

Backdrop: anxiety – “rapture scenebox”

Bed: Violetility – Tantra Bed

Frames: GizzA – “Halloween Decor / Frame Set”

Vanity Set: Quasi – “Makeup Addict”

Banner 1: Indolent – “Wall Hanging: Supernatural”

Banner 2: BackBone – “Office Life – Frame”

Standing Candle: 22769 – “Skull Candle” (Gacha, Common)

Table Cadle: *HEXtraordinary* – “Melting Spell Candle – Small”

Ball Candle: [QE Home] – “Geo Candleholder -Black Magic-“

Skull Candle: Ariskea[Muertos] – “Skull Candle & Flower [Dark]”

Floor Deco:Β 22769 – “Witchcraft Drape With Runes”

Cat: SEmotion Libellune –Β  “Sphynx Cat #10 UNCOMMON” (Gacha, Common)

Model & Photographer