“Money, it’s a crime…”

TUNES

Money, it’s a crime
Share it fairly, but don’t take a slice of my pie

Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise, it’s no surprise
That they’re giving none away

[- Pink Floyd -]

Clothing

Top: :Moon Amore: – “Kittylly Blouse – PASTEL” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Mainstore

Pants: SPIRIT – “Leo Shorts” (Maitreya)

Tights: .:Avanti:. – “Cozy Tights” (Maitreya Applier)

Accessories

Bindi: Wicca’s Originals – “Lita Bindi”– NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Glasses: -SU!- – “Barbed Wire Glasses” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Septum: -[TWC]- – “Thirst Septum – Silver”

Collar: Short Leash – “Bound Pleasure Collar // Small Fit”

Chest Piercing: Wicca’s Originals – “Iridas Piercing Set” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Kinky // April 2021

Necklace: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Damned Heart Woman”

Gloves: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Diem} Leather Gloves RED” (BoM)

Finger Accessories: L’Emporio – “::*Essentia*::” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: L’Emporio – “::*Damned Claws*:: )Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Hat: KUNI – “Ara”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On “Petite” V1.1″

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Sweet Love” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Foxcity – ” Photo Booth – Pit Stop”

Poses: Foxcity

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

There is more than one Demon here…

TUNES

You must have taken the wrong turn
You’ve ended up in hell
Hear me, temptress of the night,
There is more than one demon here
I see temples I yearn to defile,
‘Cause our horns hide divinity

And I think that the smell of your soft skin,
Is no less than the last legal drug
So here’s my seditious and bold whim:
Let’s drag the moon and make him watch
This grip will bloom into a bruise
These scars are your tattoos

[- Phedora -]

Clothing

Outfit: Human Glitch – “JNECWHII / Fullpack TopSkrt” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Panty: .The Rotting Lab. – “Requiem Thong” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Human Glitch – “JNECWHII / Fullpack Plato” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Accessories

Head Wings: \-VALKYR-/ – “Lilith Head Wings”

Horns: \-VALKYR-/ – “Oni Horns” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Bindi: Wicca’s Originals – “Lita Bindi” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

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

Piercings (Chest): Wicca’s Originals – “Iridas Piercing Set” – NEW @ Kinky // April 2021

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

Wings: CURELESS[+] – “Incubus&Succubus / Lilim Wings” (Gacha, Rare)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Silver” – NEW @ FaMESHed // May 2021

Face Art (incl Sclera Overlay): Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoClassic Avalon 3.0”

Ears: .:BoD:. – “Sasha Crosses”

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E /Wider)”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin: :[P]: – “Jarne FEM Skin [Basic]” (BoM)

Tattoo: Human Glitch – “NVWKY / Tattoo Red / Fullbody F” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon Poses

Scenery: cinphul – “azrexok [alien decor set]”

Animals: Clover – “ShadowBull”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

 

“And I wish that this World would embrace you…”

TUNES

Sweet innocent child with your open eyes
You’ve seen us for who we really are
And I know that there’ll be tomorrow
So that hope can have it’s glory day
And I wish that this world would embrace you
From magic stars and mystery
My open heart

Why did we make it so hard, this life is so complicated
Until we see it through the eyes of a child

[- Reamonn -]
Accessories

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Eve” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: CHAIN – “Annie Hair”

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Twilight’s Chosen #05″ – NEW @ Fantasy Faire // April 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: myself

Pet: HEXtraordinary – “Pesky Pixies – Azure Moth Pixie”

Location: Thank you Tour and Consuela for letting me use your home!!!

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

True Colors

TUNES

But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow

[- Cyndi Lauper -]

Finally RL gives me enough room to write a post I wanted to do for weeks now. It will be a premiere, because it will be the first post without any credits, but the topic  as well as the person are value a lot to me and so I wanted to do that without any fashion details.

This picture is a very special picture to me as it is the first picture of Vivien and me, done by her! I wanted a picture done by her for quite some time as I adore her picture and pose skills, but let me start like around a year back I guess it was, when I spotted her work the first time on Flickr…

When I saw her art the first time I immediately loved it and I remember how much I was pondering, if we even should contact her, as I thought she most likely must have been overwhelmed with sponsors already. But Silly contacted her never the less and when I heard that Vivien would be interested I thought I am dreaming. When I heard that she doesn’t even have that much sponsors yet I was more than surprised… how that was possible with the amazing pictures and showcases she did?!?

I was so happy when she agreed to be added to our blogger team. What I not yet did know how fast and conscientious she is with her blogging. She is so fast and creative… I am always amazed how she can have 2 or more pictures per day in that high quality and with so many different ideas. Certainly we started talking some when and figured out that we both are Germans. That made communication even easier and the more we typed and talked the more we found out that we have many commonalities about blogging and as well about general thoughts and views.

Then there was a point when Silly wanted to step back a bit from her blogger manager duties and asked if I would know someone who would like to take over… in the moment she asked It felt like loosing a sister and I had no clue who could take over. Silly was with us since the very beginning and when she said that I could not even think about someone who could take over. But Silly calmed me down saying she would not be gone as a friend anyway and as well not as a senior blogger manager either. She offered to help with the transition and still be there for the ones who do not speak German or English or if she is needed. That set my head free, to think about, who could potentially be her successor. As soon as I could think straight, it felt so natural to ask Vivien. We shared our visions about blogging, bloggers and how to treat sponsors and they were a lot alike.

When I asked her she told me that she would have no experiences, but she loves challenges and she would like to try it… Said and done! So she took over a few month ago and she does a hell of a job. More than I ever would have expected especially since she said she never did that before. Sometimes I even get scared how fast she is so that I really have to tr hard to catch up if I don’t want to miss one of  the wonderful pictures of your amazing team! She asks me stuff I didn’t even yet realize and it feels really awesome, how she takes care of the whole machine 😉

How did Beu mention today when I told her how happy I am with Vivien.. “Better chain her to the pipes at the basement” – I am not sure if I want her at the basement… but if she enjoys chains.. who knows *grins*

That brought us even more together than before and Vivien feels like a sister in crime to me. When I finally dared to ask her, about a picture giving her full reigns about what she would like to do. she made that incredible wonderful picture above. It already was a while ago and I really felt bad to not yet being able to post it as I didn’t want her to think I do not like it – I really love it and it does mean a lot to me that she took her time and patience to create that wonderful piece of art. But I didn’t just want to rush it through!

Since I posted about disappointment a few days ago and that we never should trust people at all anymore – Vivien is one of the examples why we should trust people even if we do not know them for along time. If I would have no trusted her, wee would have never had the awesome times we shared and I never would have been able to know her as close as she feels to me now.

That as well brought me to the idea to have a little series about those, who became family to me over the time. To show them how much I do appreciate them and how much they mean to me 🙂

Thank you Vivien for your friendship, your effort, your work and your creativity – Thank you for being an important part of my life and I hope we will make it to meet up RL for a coffee soon!

Time has no Reverse

TUNES

I’m waiting, just waiting
Answers to return
Don’t let your dreams deny you
When it’s time to learn
I’m standing, I’m waiting
Time has no reverse
Can someone see them falling
Bones will feed the dirt
Hunters and Prey
You got to run away!

[- Angra -]
Clothing

Pants: Moon Elixir – “Freya Pants” + “Freya Leg Chain” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Head Piece: – INFINITI – – “Rainforest Headdress – Azure”

Shoulder Parts: Enfant Terrible – “Decor Armor Shoulder L Black”

Hair & Makeup

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Orion Kingdom Colors (Thalineron)” – NEW @ Fantasy Faire // April 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon Poses

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Angel of Death

The Angel of Death
Will come from the sky
And claim up your soul
When the time comes to die
When the Angel of Death
Comes down after you
Can you smile and say
That you have been true

[- Hank Williams -]

I had a very rough few days, thinking about friendship and about the fact that you think you know people and then you get badly disappointed to find out… you were completely wrong by thinking you knew someone.

It is not the first time that I had to find out about the true colors of someone, who called me “friend” for a longer time. Every time when that happened, I told myself to not trust people anymore – especially not in a virtual environment, where it is even more easy to trick people about your identity and character.

For what ever reason, I go against my own guts again and again, when I meet new people. I always try to force myself to not trust them right away or maybe do not trust them at all even. But you know how that goes, if you are an emotional and true person, there will be a point after some time, where you feel something for someone and just can’t hold the protective wall, which you built around you, up any longer and again you fall for something you call friendship after a while. In good times, all will go fine and you think you got to know someone, even if he or she lives all across the world on the other half of the globe. And many times it really is like that, but you again and again will face the fact, that there is rotten tomatoes between all the good red ones. Usually they are well hidden and so it takes a while until they are seeing the sunlight. If they do it mostly hurts. In the past even more than today, as with getting older you experience that more often certainly, even if you never will get used to it.

If I think about closely, the situations where it turned out good, feel even stronger. I don’t want miss the friendship to a hand full of people I met in Second Life over the years – some of them I even call family by now and they most likely or better hopefully never would turn 180° on me. What if I would have gone with my “no trust” policy strictly? I never would have met those I truly care for and think about, even if I am not in Second Life. I would have missed those who I can trust and who trust me and all the wonderful times we shared together. So I guess I will be hurt again in the future, as I am not willing to give up on trusting people in general… I do not want to miss out on those, which possibly could become amazing wonderful friends over the time. Some probably would call me stupid for that, I would call it human I guess 😉

Clothing

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

Top: [CX] – “Chimera’s Delight Top – Red” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // April 2021

Panty: [CX] – “Chimera’s Delight Undie – Red” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // April 2021

Skirt: [CX] – “Chimera’s Delight Skirt – Red” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // April 2021

Garters: [CX] – “Chimera’s Delight Garters – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // April 2021

Ribbons, Pearls & Roses: ERSCH – “Monie Straps” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Boots: AsteroidBox – “Canopus Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Magnus Horns”

Piercing: Badwolf – “Murdured by Love – Chain” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Pasties: duckie – “Tape Black” (Maitreya)

Cuffs: [ abrasive ] – “Discipline Vinyl Cuffs”

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

Wings: {PSYCHO:Byts} – “Popobawa Wings 3 Female – Charred” (Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Truth – “Forever”

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Ears: LeLUTKA – “/ EARS / Avalon ELF (add) 3.0” (part of the Avalon 3.0 head)

Ear Piercings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “I<3 Techno Piercing Earrings LEL EVOX Elf linked” – NEW @ Kinky // April 2021

Tongue (incl. mouth pose): {PSYCHO:Byts} – “Grayas Tongue”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Providence” (BoM) – New @ Shiny Shabby // April 2021

Piercing: [CX] x Ichigo – “Yoni’s Passion” (Maitreya)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: VARONIS x [CX] – “Post Mortem Backdrop” – NEW @ ACCESS // April 2021

Poses: Foxcity

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Pleased to meet you…

TUNES

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

[- The Rolling Stones -]
Accessories

Horns: [CX] – “Hundred Chain Horn (Black)”

Nails: Formanails – “Eve” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Hayden”

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Archer (Red)” – NEW @ Fantasy Faire // April 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Even the Evil need a Sugar Shack sometimes :p

TUNES

And so it went
The children lost their minds
Beggin’ for forgiveness
Was such a waste of time
And the bullets start to fly
And the bough’s about to break
When you hear them cry
It’s too much for me to take
They said the world does not belong to you
You are not the king, I am not the fool
They said the world does not belong to you
It don’t belong to you
It belongs to me
[- Pretty Reckless -]

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Clarke Jacket” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Kustom9 // April 2021

Pants: AsteroidBox – “Elise Leggings” (Maitreya)

Gloves: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Momentum] Gloves BLACK)” (BoM) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Shoes: L’Emporio – “*Refill*” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: A&D Clothing – “Sputnik (f)”

Necklace: AsteroidBox – “Bailey Jewelry – Collar – Smaller Fit”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Phoebe (A)”

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Akasuna”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On “Petite” V1.1″

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Willow #03″ (BoM, Materials)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Lyrium – “Turning Pages” (Bento)

Scenery:

DRD – “The Sugar Shack” (Full Pack) – NEW @ UBER Hometown // April 2021

DRD – “Boho Garden Party – Tree A”

DRD – “Boho Garden Party – Tree B”

LAQ Decor – “Mossy Stonewall”

Little Branch – “ArganTree{Seasons}*Animated”

Little Branch – “MoonFlowerShade{Animated}”

Little Branch – “DownyBirch{Seasons}”

Little Branch – “OliveTree.v2{4Seasons}”

DDD – “Seasonal Sculpty Gift Grass [2 LI Each, No Flicker]”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“No, I wouldn’t want to live in a world without dragons…”

“No, I wouldn’t want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery or faith.”

[- R. A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver -]

Sometimes you log into Second Life and then the journey downwards starts… This time it was me logging in and looking for my animals folder, which I had sorted something into about 2 days ago and it was all gone. First I thought it might have slipped into another folder like I did have it before, but even if  I typed “JIAN”, “Clover” or “HEXtraordinary into the search field of my inventory… nothing would come up… I was furious again.. there were tons of gacha rares, FLF and bought/gifted animals from the past at least 7 years in it – it was all gone and I am 100% sure it did NOT delete it myself. I wasn’t even near that folder except 2 days ago, when I sorted my new animals I got into that folder. First I looked on my inventory number which I watch very close and carefully kinda everyday. There was not much of a difference, that would make me suspicious or worrying. It was round about the same number as always and so I thought of other things that I could do if it just would be a glitch. I relogged, cleared my cache and even finally updated to the most actual version of the Firestorm Viewer as some people mentioned they got shapes and what not back when the updated their viewer. NOTHING! I was out of ideas and now filed a ticket about it and wait since yesterday for a response still hoping I can get that folder back somehow. I alredy peeked into redelivery terminals, but since many of that animals were blogger reviews, gachas or gifts… I would not even get half of then back 🙁 That really would suck plus I am even scared to buy something ne from  non Casper Vendor, now that I have no clue, if it will be gone after 2 more days again *pulls her hair* Originally I planned a picture with the wonderful “ShadowBull” and the “Osaguar” from Clover, but since I already had them sorted into my animals folder they are gone now too… I had to get a different idea. Thank god I didn’t yet sort my “Dragon Hatchling” into that folder so that is the only animal which is left now in my inventory. The sweet little pet usually comes as a fully animated mesh prop. You will find a follower and an attachable pet with 3 incredible amazing animations in it. For my post I just rezzed them and did build my poses around them.

The amazing face chain you can find at the Man Cave event, made by L’Emporio. The cool chain runs from over your ears down your cheeks through your mouth. With the amazing ornaments it really makes a statement and matches to many different styles. The cool Hair you will find at the actual round of the JAIL event and was handcrafted by no.match.

I still hope that Linden Labs will be able to recover my missing items somehow and until then i just will see what I can come up with without animals for now *winks*

Clothing

Outfit: Art&KO – “Hunter Set” (Maitreya)
Sleeves: Moon Elixir – “Faunalyn – Arm Bracers” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Septum: Gorsimi – “Aeroliite Septium (Gold)
Nose: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Vertebrus Septum” (Gacha, Rare)
Collar: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Cata} collar BRONZE”
Feathers: – Tivoli Inc – – “Raven Feathers Tattoo” (LeL EvoX BoM)
Face Chain: L’Emporio – “*Lugosi*” – NEW @ Man Cave Event // April 2021
Upper Arm Band: Clover – “Potion Brace”
Nails: L’Emporio – “*Damned Claws*” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Viking” – NEW @ JAIL Event // April 2021

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger – EvoX” (EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Avalon 3.0”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Transparency” (boM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: selfmade
Animals: Clover – “Dragon Hatchling”
Location: Nymphai

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“I didn’t want to become human…”

“We weep for the blood of a bird, but not for the blood of a fish. Blessed are those with a voice. If the dolls could speak, no doubt they’d scream, “I didn’t want to become human.”

[- Motoko Kusanagi, Ghost in the Shell -]

Clothing

Outfit: A&Y – “Atomy Cyber Suit” (Maitreya)
Shoes: A&Y – “Neo-Victorian Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Helmet & Wires: Black Cats Poses – “Zero Gravity” (part of the pose set)
Septum: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inferno Septum”
Cables (neck/mouth): RichB. – “Recharge Me”

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Viking” – NEW @ JAIL Event // April 2021
Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger – EvoX” (EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Avalon 3.0”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Earthly” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses (incl. helmet & wires): Black Cats Poses – “Zero Gravity” (Bento)

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:. Ed. Mohawk “

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin