Darkness is our Cloak

“Darkness is your cloak. Fear is your ally. Wickedness is your manna.”

[- Stephen Hunt, The Court of the Air-]

Finally I can start my couple post series for the Engine Room! Usually I am only doing single pictures, the more I enjoy if I can talk my partner Redclaw into redressing and let me do some pictures with him. He rarely redresses or wants to appear on my pictures, but thanks to Akira… he has to*grins*

Today we are showcasing some of the designs of the Engine Room, an event I personally love to go to, as it does highlight some niece corners of Second Life roleplay and designs. I always was more on the fancy side of fashion and so this event is perfect for me.

I would start our couple series with designs from Hotdog, kosmii, bonbon, SEKA, Requisition & Varonis. As you can see we are wearing a partner look jacket, which was made by Hotdog. The waistcoat looking design has dangerous, long spikes at the shoulders, which give them an amazing rough touch. We both decided to defend us with the super detailed pistol from Requisition, while our taste for the eye patch was different. Red goes with an am amazing piece from Seka, while I decided to use the one from kosmii.

I hope you will enjoy our little couple series for the Engine Room as much as we did with doing the pictures for the coming mini series 😉

On Her
Clothing

Jacket: Hotdog – “Porcupine Jacket. Brown” – NEW @ Engine Room

Pants: Hotdog – “Knickerbockers . plain” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Eyepatch: kosmii – “Lance Eyepatch L [silver]” – NEW @ Engine Room

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Hat: bonbon – “Martha Hair” – NEW @ Engine Room

Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Exiled HD Makeup (Lelutka)” (Applier HD LeLUTKA Evo.)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Left Arm: Wicca’s Originals – “Eagleden Arms” (Maitreya)

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

On Him
Clothing

Jacket: Hotdog – “Porcupine jacket. Black” (Gianni) – NEW @ Engine Room

Pants: Wicca’s Originals – “Wyatt Pants” (Gianni)

Leg & Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – “Eagleden Legs” (Gianni)

Accessories

Eyepatch: SEKA – “Rusti Eye R” – NEW @ Engine Room

Hair & Makeup

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ – “Viking Hair – Gents – Equinox”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: Catwa – “Danielv3.2”

Body: Signature – “Gianni”

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1”

On Both
Poses, Props & Tools

Gun: [REQUISITION]  -“The Finicky Flintlock” – NEW @ Engine Room

Pose: Drunk Panda – “Fight for you” (Couple Pose, Bento, modified)

Background: VARONIS – “Dornenburg Scene” – NEW @ Engine Room

Models & Photographer

Wicca Merlin & Redclaw Inshan

Cyber Wasp!

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.

[Jonathan Swift]

After I was a little bit shocked about a current hair gacha, I decided to just not to shop today and instead do a picture with the amazing things I got at the Mainframe event :p

Mainframe is one of ma favorite events of the year as it is all about cyber, cyberpunk and sci-fi stuff – I always find some awesome, weird things there…

For example that little accessory I am wearing at my right eye. A cool socked in the middle of the eye and a plug with a cable connected to that… incredible awesome *grins* Who can have such a cool, sick idea? Certainly Gryphon Vendetta, designer of UNGOD and Poseidon poses. I love how his mind goes along with mine sometimes so well! I loved his poses (which I used for this post as well) for along time, but since he started making little meshes for his poses and for accessories i just love him even more… Another designer, which recently caught my attention, is Imogen Veles (Draetia). She owns the brand “unstable.”. I saw her designs on events for quite some time, I as well bought stuff from her before but since she made a few cyberized items she even more went into my shopping focus. This time she offers a cool halo with and without a glow option at the Mainframe event – just perfect for my picture idea! I already have another sci-fi idea which I started styling – which I am totally excited about as well – so I will not bother with any more text or descriptions – all details you can find below in the credits anyways 😉 See you soon here on my blog!

Clothing

Outfit: *milkyway* – “Vert Suit” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Shoes: ::Static:: – “Nightfire Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Accessories

Collar: {ID} – “Gamma Collar Dark 1” – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Nosering: *Rainbow Sundae* – “Neon Septum” – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Lake 2.0 head)

Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lips.Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Lake 2.0 head)

Piercing 3: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Nose.3rdEye/Bridge” (part of the Lake 2.0 head)

Tech Parts: Astara – “Chip-n-Mix” (Gacha) – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Handaccessories: SEKA – “Cyberlita SET” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Nails: -SU!- – “Rhagon Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Wings: HARO – “Wasp Wings [Short]” (Bento) – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Tail: Butanik83 – “Tail of ONAGA” – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Halo: unstable. – “Neon Strings Halo” – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [Aleutia] – “Jessie Metallic Wig” – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Eyeshadow 1: CAZIMI – “Electric Eyeshadow – 8 Green 90%” (BoM)

Eyshadow 2: CAZIMI – “Electric Eyeshadow – 1 Yellow 50%” (BoM)

Eyemakeup: ~Shiny Stuffs~ – “Neon Chic HD Shadows” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier) – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “LeLutka – Holo Metallic Lipstick 13 (alien)” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”

Eye Right: >UNGOD – “Lowtech Eyejack Dark” – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Tracker” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Poseidon

Backdrop: Strange Merchant – “Electronic Wall – Green/White – V:1.1” – NEW @ Mainframe // July 2020

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