“Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds, because it has more to prove.” – Terry Pratchett

“It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have a huge variety of needs and dangers.”

[H.G. Wells, The Time Machine]

As I threatened before… here is another steampunk post *winks*

Today it was the super cool “Steam Commander” gacha from Luas, that caught my attention – yes, I know it is around a while, but sometimes things need time to grow until they are ready to post. Do you know that feeling? If you see something and you want it no matter what, even if you have no idea yet what you will do with it? I am sure you do and for me that happens very often, even if I put a duty on myself to not shop things I won’t use anymore. With some designs I simply cannot resist, especially if it is something I do love in general. Steampunk I DO love :p


I didn’t use the full gacha set as I am more a boots girl than a pumps girl and so I added one of my favorite steampunk boots from Eudora3D called “Yana”. Since steampunk is kinda a fantasy genre I thought I can add some elf ears from my Eclipse Art Studio, as it gave the whole look a cute touch. I am anyways a friend of mix and match things to give them my own twist :p

More and more I try to built the sets for my pictures on my own, as I can showcase or credit things more precise and properly. But sometimes I just want to go to interesting Second Life places and show my respect for those who built those amazing places for everyone to visit.

Today It was again New Babbage, more precise the Canal District of New Babbage. Did you ever visit New Babbage? If you love steampunk and not yet did – you totally should take time for a little journey.  Even if you are not too much into steampunk, but love the 19th century, this vast Victorian steampunk area is full of airships, clockwork devices, submersibles, and other amazing technology. It’s an ideal place to explore life as it was in the 19th century. New Babbage is part of a sim collective of 12 sims with so many amazing places, that it took me way more than a week to explore and every time I go there, I still find something new – either because I did oversee it before, or they already changed some things again 🙂 If I go there, I really have to try hard to focus on my pictures and not just wander around and just look.

Even if building sets is a lot of fun and I still learn how to arrange things, so that they nit just look like a hot mess, I would not want to miss those journeys that again remind me of the beauty of Second Life.


Top: Luas – “Steam Commander Corset Brown & Beige” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Skirt: Luas – “Steam Commander Skirt Brown & Beige” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Shoes: Eudora3D – “Yana Boots” (Maitreya)


Wings: Luas – “Steam Commander Bento Wings Beige” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Arm/Gloves: Luas – “Steam Commander Bionic Arm” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Goggles: Luas – “Steam Commander Oculus Gold” (Gacha, Common)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Cassie”

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

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “London” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “May 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: *Navzar* – “Ashley – Light Tone” (LeLutka & Maitreya Applier)

Eyes: Izzie’s – “Winter Mesh Eyes”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Nepthune V2”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Deepwater”

Poses & Props

Poses: Poseidon

Guns: Luas – “Steam Commander Left Gun Gold” & “Steam Commander Right Gun Gold” (Gacha, Common)


The Canal District of New Babbage

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

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