The Greed of Man

There are only five of us left.

One year ago, when 214 men and women arrived on this desolate, unnamed planetoid, it was with only one thought on out minds – how sinfully rich we would be when we left.

When Boyton Bros. Mining Corporation discovered a new fuel source, which they shamelessly named BBMC-X, their stocks skyrocketed. Just one of the small green rocks, no bigger than a baseball, could fuel a city the size of New York for two years. And just in time, too. The Earth, with all its greedy, wasteful inhabitants, had depleted all the natural resources on the planet.

Mankind now reached out to the heavens and stripped each planet we touched until it, too, was a dead rock in space. We took and stole every useful resource for consumption on Earth and left behind an empty shell.

So 214 men and women came to this lifeless planet with the promise of untold wealth once we strip-mined every last iota of BBMC-X in existence. Everything ran smoothly for the first month, until the killings began. It began in the deepest shafts when a shift reported for work and found a dozen bodies shredded to pieces; limbs torn away.

Security was sent into the tunnels armed with the deadliest weapons know to man, only never to be seen again. Soon the attacks were closer to Base Camp. Metal building ripped open like they were made of paper. The mined BBMC-X disappeared. That’s when we saw the monster. Hideous. Malevolent Lethal. A mindless killing machine.

Its skin was like armor that no man-made weapon could pierce, Long talons sprouted from its back that could tear a man to pieces in seconds or fell him with a single drop poisonous venom. It was mindless, merciless and killed without conscious. Now the remaining five are hunting the beast. Or, is it hunting us?

As we enter a large chamber filled with BBMC-X, the attack is swift and silent. The other were killed instantly. I was not so lucky. I feel the venom flow through my blood like acid as convulsions violently shake my body. In my last moments, I watch the gruesome creature carefully pick up a small green rock that fell to the ground close by. A fanged mouth opens and hisses its contempt for me as it gently cradles the rock to it chest.

The hiss turns into what I can only describe as a soft, soothing purr as a deadly, gnarled claw reaches out to a green orb bigger than my head. At the creature’s touch, the orb glows and shadows shift inside it. Something inside is … alive. Each orb the creature lovingly caresses responds the same way.

These rocks are not a new fuel source. It is not ore to mine for our consumption. They are eggs. And the creature was only protecting her young!

Dear God, what have we done!

The amazing story was written by my dear friend Anne Daumig. She was with me when I did shoot the pictures. Since I know what she can do and because she already had some cool ideas while I was looking for poses for my pictures, I could not resist to beg her… I asked her if she would be in a writing mood and give it  a try for a story to my picture ideas – She agreed and made my day with her writing magic again. Check out her BLOG and FLICKR and don’t forget to give her some star love *winks*

Thank you so much Anne ♥

Clothing

Outfit: cinphul – “council of flesh [dress] (Maitreya)

Gloves: Human Glitch – ” WTCHVRM Gloves” (Maitreya, Bento)

Shoes: cinphul – “excess [boots]” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // September 2021

Accessories

Headpiece: BeSpoke – “Nemesis Headpiece” – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Collar: CURELESS[+] – “Entrophy Collar” (Maitreya)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: BeSpoke – “Monster Nemesis” – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin: BeSpoke – “Nemesis – Night Terror” (BoM) – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Spiderlegs: { aii & ego } – “Tsuchigumo Animesh Spider Legs”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose 1: Poseidon – “Amazon Princess 8” (Bento)

Pose 2: Poseidon – “Wild Child 21” (Bento)

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

Deco: Walton R. Wainwright – “NECROTIZE – Regular Booth” & “NECROTIZE – Sponsor Booth” & “NECROTIZE Group Gift container” (not for sale)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

I didn’t do it!

Clothing

Outfit: A&Y – “Helix Cyber Suit” (Maitreya)

Shoes: A&Y – “Alphared Cyber Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: [CX] – “Farseer Glasses – Gold” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // July 2021

Nose Piercing: Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // July 2021

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

Collar: A&Y – “Helix Cyber Collar” (Maitreya)

Shoulder Parts: SEKA’s – “U.P. Shoulders” (Maitreya)

Arm Armor: SEKA’s – “Glitch Arms” (Maitreya)

Hand Accessory: SEKA’s – “Cyberlita Hands” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: [CX] – “Fallen Filth Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Legstraps: A&Y – “Neon Cyber Leg Boosters” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: A&Y – “Zeo Cyber Hair”

Eyeshadow: Rubedo – “Lanza” (Lel. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ UniK // August 2021

Face Art 1:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #02” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Lipstick: Ladybird – “Lorena Lipgloss” (LeLutka HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “*Damned Ears*-Bento-Size 1 -Linked”

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

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

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Medium ) Siren” (Lel EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Uber // July 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses (incl. Screen & Keyboard): Black Cat Creations – “Floating Screens Fatpack” (Bento, used pose #1)

Animals: Black Cat Creations – “Alien Monkey – Fatpack”

Deco 1: [CX] – “Dystopian Junk – Exhaust Pipes (Yellow)”

Deco 2: [CX] – “Dystopian Junk – Wires”

Deco 3: [CX] – “Dystopian Junk – Exhaust Fan (Green)”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

I’m detached, I’m isolated…

TUNES

‘Cause I feel separated
From the things I’ve never known
But it’s life and I must take it
Take it on my own
‘Cause I feel separated
I walk this pass alone
I’m detached, I’m isolated
Isolated

[- Daemon Grey -]
Clothing

Outfit (incl. Arms & Boots): Black Cat Creations – “Stars Armor” (Maitreya)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: Badwolf – “Dreadful Cerebrum”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Body Skin: Hotdog – “Alien Body Skin . Blue” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon Poses

Deco 1: cinphul – “azrexok”

Deco 2: [CX] -“Dystopian Junk – Wires”

Weapons: cinphul – “tempest [hairstick]” – NEW @ Mainframe // July/August 2021

Animal: *HEXtraordinary* – “Fae Drake – Crystal – Wanderer” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“All we’ve ever known.”

“A haze of neon illuminates the network of streets far below, and the sound of the traffic is quieter this high up. Even so, I can just make out the fine-tuned engines of several ModBikes in the distance –electrons circling Descada’s corrupted nucleus.
It’s an impressive view for a dorm, one of the best I’ve seen. It’s really no small wonder why most kids don’t discuss anything existing beyond the city. You could almost believe the buildings and lights here go on forever. This is our sanctuary. All we’ve ever known.”

[- Dekka Nye, The Dying of the Day -]
Clothing

Top: A&Y – “Raizer Top” (Maitreya)

Jacket: A&Y – “Raizer Vest” (Maitreya)

Bodysuit: GRAVES – “G648 Impulse” (Maitreya Applier+Materials)

Shoes: A&Y – “Neo Victorian Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Mask: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “KAY-1NFC3D – Mask”

Collar: A&Y – “Lorna Leather Collar – Mono 03” (Gacha, Common)

Armlet: Carpe Noctem. – “Heart

Hair & Makeup

Hair: A&Y – “Medusa Cyber Hair – multicolor”

Eyeshadow 1: A! – “Cyber Eyeshadow” (LeL. HD Applier)

Eyeshadow 2: {minuit} – “Midori Eyeshadow” (LeL. HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – ” EvoX Avalon 3.0″

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses (incl. Animal): Black Cat Creations – “Alien Monkey Fatpack – Alien Monkey 3” (Bento)

Backdrop: *zeroichi* – “Shutter Alleys (A)”

REDSUN – “Netrunning Station Model.C9 – Voxes Edition”

Ex Machina – “Re-Cycle Bin”

Ex Machina – “BioBank AT

Ex Machina – “Holo Info Pillar EXM 2”

PIRAYA&TROPIX – “Cyber City Gacha – barrels 01” (Gacha, Common)

PIRAYA&TROPIX – “Cyber City Gacha – barrels 02” (Gacha, Common)

PIRAYA&TROPIX – “Cyber City Gacha – light pole” (Gacha, Common)

PIRAYA&TROPIX – “Cyber City Gacha – wires” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Do you know the power of your fear?

As promised I am back with some amazing news of the SL18B Shop & Hop, some awesome news by L’Emporio at the Man Cave event and an incredible new release from Black Cat Creations.

cinphul comes to the SL18B with an amazing new release and a matching gift to the event. They complete the “salacia collection”, which was started a while ago with the amazing salacia crown. For the event they released the incredible salacia shoulder epaulettes, which are 20% off during the event only while the super cool salacia necklace and the salacia belt are generous gifts at the same event! Both, the new release and the gift, do come with HUDs to make an optimal match for all parts of the collection.

The extraordinary ears are the latest release from L’Emporio at the Man Cave event. With a huge HUD you can customize the jewelry and the tattoo. You as well have the option of 2 sizes for male and female and one unrigged pair, as well as the choice to have both ears linked or attached separate.

The body tight snake is one of the latest releases from Black Cat Creations. It does come in several sizes for the female bodies and does have a HUD to recolor the snake and its eyes. With the fatpack you as well get a special albino version of the snake.

If you are looking for special and high quality fantasy tattoos you certainly have to go and take a look at the Nefekalum Tattoos Mainstore. The very cool black head tattoo was one of their latest releases and the amazing body tattoo is something you cannot skip if you are looking for a scaled looking style. Both coming  – as usual – with materials you can apply via HUD.

(SURLs below, under the designers names 😉 )

Clothing

Top & Panty: [CX] – “Barrel Slingshots Onyx/Mirror” (Maitreya Petite)

Gloves: cinphul – “raptor ii [gloves]”

Shoes: cinphul – “raptor [boots]” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: cinphul – “salacia [crown]”

Shoulders: cinphul – “salacia ii [epaulette]”  – NEW @ SL Shop & Hop // June 2021 (unrigged)

Waist: cinphul – “salacia iii [belt.f]” – NEW @ SL Shop & Hop // June 2021 (unrigged, SL18B Gift 2021)

Necklace: cinphul – “salacia iii [necklace]” – NEW @ SL Shop & Hop // June 2021 (unrigged, SL18B Gift 2021)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: DOUX – Valentina Hairstyle [S]”

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Lipstick: -SU!- – “Caver Necromancer Lip Gloss” (LeL. HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – ” EvoX Avalon 3.0″

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “*Damned Ears*::Bento-Size 1 -Linked-” (Bento) – NEW @ Man Cave Event // June 2021

Head Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Infernal Baptism” (LeL EvoX BoM, Materials) – NEW @ Mainstore / June 2021

Body Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Slither (Black)” (BoM, Materials)

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

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Synnergy – “Space Moutain Backdrop”

Snake: Black Cat Creations – “Wrapping Python – Fatpack” (Maitreya Petite)

Poses 1&2: selfmade

Pose 3: Black Cat Creations – “Wrapping Python – Pose 1” (Bento)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

They’re all around me…

TUNES

I cannot stop this sickness taking over
It takes control and drags me into nowhere
I need your help, I can’t fight this forever
I know you’re watching
I can feel you out there
[- Starset -]

OMG… I made it into cinphul’s blogger team!!! For those who know me you might imagine what honor that was for me. I love cinphul and not only blogged them once before. I am a fan for years 🙂 Their dark and special view of “life” are right down my alley – I love the unusual and if it goes dark, creepy and sexy I am all for it!

Today for my first official cinphul post I want to highlight a few of their amazing designs. First of all the amazing “STQ [armor + boots set”, an amazing set of  3 parts to wear – rigged boots for Maitreya, Kupra/Lups, Legacy (male & female), Signature Alice/Gianni/Geralt, Belleza Freya/Jake and Slink Original/Hourglass/Male and 2 unrigged parts for the shoulders and the waist, which you can resize to your needs. As well in the pack you will find a 5 Color Texture HUD.

I truly love the shape and textures a lot, the first imagination I had, was the Xenomorph Alien made by H.R. Giger. I adore the Giger art, so it was no wonder that I fell in love with that amazing set from cinphul, which could easily fit into one of the Alien movies as a costume. Certainly I had to do a picture in that style as an homage to H.R. Giger as well as a tribute to cinphul 😉

For the picture I used more than just that amazing armor set from cinphul… that cool “temperance mask” as well was made by cinphul  – I got it last year on the Cyberfair – I just could not pass it by. That incredible details in the mesh and on the textures caught my heart in the moment I saw it. For the most part of the my scene I used a cinphul creation as well. It is a newer release called “azrexok” and I found it at one of the weekend sales recently and certainly had to get it. It contains two different pieces which you can resize or recolor with the HUD to red, black or silver. Since it is a new release you can find it now at the main store as well, just at the full price again 😉

cinphul has so much more to showcase and I am working on their newest release for the ACCESS Cyberfair at the moment – you will be amazed how incredible cool cinphul interprets the cyber genre as well!

Clothing

Shoulder Piece: cinphul – “STQ [armor.chest.f” (Unrigged, Part of the Set)

Waist Piece: cinphul – ” STQ [armor.waist]” (Unrigged, Part of the Set)

Outfit: [CX] – “Osseus Species Corset – Monotone” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Shoes: cinphul – “STQ [boots]” (Maitreya, Part of the Set)

Accessories

Bindi: RichB. – “The Third Eye” (Unrigged)

Mask: cinphul – ” temperance [mask]”

Collar: [CX] – “Osseus Species Collar – Onyx” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Nails: Meva – “Bento Claw Dark” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [NYNE] – “Glynis”

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Withered Berzerker Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Python (Black)” (BoM, Materials) – NEW @ Abnormality // June 2021 /(starts at June 7th)

Hands: [Cubic Cherry] – “Infection vol2 – wounds hands Black” (BoM, Materials) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // May 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses (incl Cables): Black Cat Creations – “Feeded FATPACK” (Bento)

Deco 1: cinphul – “azrexok [alien decor set]”

Deco 2: Walton R. Wainwright – “NECROTIZE – Regular Booth” & “NECROTIZE – Sponsor Booth” & “NECROTIZE Group Gift container” (not for sale)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Sometimes I’m feeling like an Alien…”

TUNES

Where did I come from? Where do I go?
I’m so far away from home
What am I going for? How can I know
What I’m fighting for?

[- Dennis Lloyd -]

“Sometimes I’m feeling like an Alien…” true words, which apply to my SL as well as to my RL!

It is amazing how SL and RL can be different sometimes and so alike on the other hand. I always was more of an outsider, as I never was able to walk with the mainstream… not SL and nor RL either. I always had my own thoughts and they never fit into a “normal” frame of view it seems. I always avoided the “either black or white” decisions and tried to find my own way through many moments and situations.

Maybe it is the little rebel inside of me that always questions, if there is only black and white and why I would have to decide. What if the truth is somewhere between black and white… what about all those shades of gray – there are so many!

Plus I always had a problem with the phrase “it is, what it is” or “because we always did it like that” – I mean if I did it myself and then come to the conclusion it is – fine! But what, if I do it and come to a different opinion? I would have missed that if I just went with what I was told. There were situations, which were not nice and maybe I should have skipped them by just believing what I was told, but on the other hand I would have not experienced other wonderful things either. I have no clue if I make any sense but I do prefer to make my own experiences and go my own ways even of they might need more time or be a little more gravelly.

So much for that and now lets take a closer look on todays pictures. I visited the CyberPunk Fair from Flair for Events again and found some more neat goodies 😉

I am a cyberpunk addicted, that isn’t a secret anymore and so events like the CyberPunk Fair are like heaven for me. As you can see in the credits below, I picked up quite some new designs there like for example that wonderful mask made by PSYCHO:Byts. The mask comes with a HUD that holds amazing possibilities for the front textures a well as for many different color options – definitely a must have for me! The cool bodysuit as well you will find at the event, made by AURORA. You can change the lights and textures via a HUD too and so it will match to all kind of styles and colors. What caught my attention was the cool neck/head tattoo from Tristan Flinders, which comes with the option of materials as well.

Certainly I had to pair all the new goodies with some of my all time favorites like the cool body tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos, which as well comes with amazing materials and in many different colors.

And in the end I fell totally in love with that little “Alien Monkey” from Black Cat Creations. You will find that on the CyberPunk Fair, but as well at the main store. This little, awesome pet comes in different colors (HUD), if you decide for the fatpack and has a wonderful pose for each of them including a mirrored version – so 5 poses plus their mirrors… 10 in total!

I still have the feeling that wasn’t my last post for the CyberPunk Fair as I already spied “a few” more things that caught my attention *giggles*

Clothing

Outfit: AURORA – “Cyber Cybill Steel Bodysuit light” (Maitreya) – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Shoes: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Estries Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Face Implants: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “CyberImplants – Upper”

Mask: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “KAY-1NFC3D – Mask” – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair (incl Hairbase): A&Y – “Dext Cyber Hair”

Eyeshadow: A! – “Cyber Eyeshadows I” (Lel. HD Applier) – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Lipstick: -VORTEX- – “Lips 22.0” (Lel. HD Applier) – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoClassic Avalon 3.0”

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

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Meraxes”

Torso: Kartel Originals – “Cyber Inside” (Maitreya) – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Right Arm: Skellybones – “Cyberposh Arms” (Maitreya)

Left Hand: Wicca’s Originals – “Corsair Hands” (Maitreya, Bento)

Tattoo 1: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Dot Matrix #6” (BBoM, Materials)

Tattoo 2: TF: – “R3N3GAD3 ::Legacy // Slinik // Belleza No Mask” (BoM, Materials) – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses (incl. Animal): Black Cat Creations – “Alien Monkey Fatpack” (Bento)

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:.HIGH BASE” – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Deco: mintae. – “Midwest – M-2417 Reactor Dark Metal 01” – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Model, Stylist &Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Fortunately I’m crazy!

TUNES

You say I’m different, I say you are right.
You say you’re in good mood, which means you’re sad
I’m insatiable, I get never enough.
grab into your wounds, and stir up the blaze.

Dinner is served, it’s a pleasure to me.
I’m licking your lips, because I like your taste.
Oh am I embarrassing you? Tell me, are you afraid of me?
Who is normal here and who is insane?

The decision has been made, the charge inside me is ticking…
Nothing will be like before, fortunately I’m crazy!

I’m on probation, okay I am not.
Your ugly brother, a hit in the face.
You say I’m menacing you, I’m out of my mind.
You think I understand you? I’m tantalizing you!

I’m totally clueless, I don’t remember anything.
I plead on acquittal, I am not in my right mind .
You say I’m embarrassing you, Tell me, are you afraid of me?
What is normal here, and who is… and who is insane?

The decision has been made, the charge inside me is ticking…
Nothing will be like before, fortunately I’m crazy!

[- Eisbrecher, original German lyrics -]

It is one of my favorite songs and since it is in German, I tried a little translation hoping I didn’t loose the meaning too much 😉

Did you ever had the desire to not wearing complicated mesh styles which never perfectly match for mix and match styles, but still wanted to look mega cool and dressed? I might have the solution for you – The “Sluagh” full-body tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos! You will not just get the amazing cut out bodysuit tattoo, you even will get amazing materials that give you a serious high fashion, avantgarde look. You get the illusion of shining from the inside out – that was my first imagination I got when Sir Skye showed me his newest creation. This fantastic design will come to the Chronicles & Legends Event the 10th of April 2021.

The cool bracelets, which have similar cut outs are made by .:E.A.Studio:. for the current round of the NEO Japan event, where as well you will find the amazing decoration from CerberusXing, which I used as a background.

The ultra awesome mask was made by Pendulum. I got it quite a while ago and always waited for the perfect idea to use it, so I could do it the justice it earns. I admire the designs from Pendulum for quite a while now. Each design is a unique masterpiece of creativity.

Happy Easter!

Clothing

Full Body Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Sluagh (Black)” (BoM, Materials) – Coming to the Chronicles & Legends Event // April 2021

Accessories

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

Mask: Pendulum – “Occultatum – Silver”

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

Bracelets:  .:E.A.Studio:. – “Daisuke Arms” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Spiral” (Maitrea, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: #CHAIN – “Olya Hair (Lel.)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – Ostium Impaler”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.§”

Tattoo: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Infection} Wounds Black” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Deco 1: [CX] – “Dystopian Junk – Exhaust Pipes” – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Deco 2: [CX] – “Dystopian Junk – “Wires” – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Model, Photographer & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

“You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn’t work like that.”

TUNES

“You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn’t work like that.”

[- David, Allegiant, 2016 -]

Germany seems to be weird sometimes, especially our government. Now that we have our Covid numbers going down constantly, even with the new virus variations… they can’t wait until the numbers are as low as the experts ask for – no we have to break open schools and kindergartens as fast as we can. I mea i see the problems, do not get me wrong, but what does it help if we are back to sky high numbers in the next 3 weeks and then have to lock down everything again?!? Can we not just wait like 2 weeks more until the numbers are low enough before we plan things like that? Especially as it was clear, that the numbers dropped really fast when the schools finally were closed again? Would it not make sense to put some effort into the internet and into getting the needed hardware to the kids who are not having any still? The online platform for Bavarian schools (Mebis) looks and acts like they would have been made in the Stone Age some when and instead of working on it it feels like they counted on the fact that the summer will kill the virus and it is gone after that. They had oe year now to fix things and besides the fact they allowed Microsoft Teams, nothing really has changed – and that wasn’t the work of our government *facepalms* It seems more important to hold on exams and schedules instead of taking care of our kids and their health. We all know now, that the kids do not get symptoms but they can carry the virus around secretly and infect all their family. I just don’t understand all those rules and requirements anymore. WE can have the kids in school, shoulder on shoulder, but we cannot have theaters and cinemas open who definitely have way better hygiene management for infection control, than any school has – at our school we do not even have warm water for the kids to wash their hands as requested. But sure, lets open the schools again for 3 or 4 weeks to again close down the whole country as the new virus variations push the numbers up again – If they keep acting like that and with the not working vaccine concept (we simply do not have enough yet and some do not have a 100% protection – not to mention there is not even one yet for kids under 16 years, which is allowed officially) we will go back and forth until summer 2022 🙁

Anyways, lets take a look on todays pictures and designs 😉

Again I am in a cyberpunk mood – no wonder we just had the Mainframe event! I am super sorry for posting this so late but lately my RL is completely upside down. My mom got a new knee, and I still have to take care of her, cook, clean and walk her dog at least 2 times a day while I try to shuffle my work around as much as I can. Sometimes I am just dead in the evening when I am done with all my day work and I instantly fall asleep on the couch even if I made me some coffee to stay awake for some SL work.

But I still love making pictures and I try my best to not come too much behind with my blogging schedule 😉

Like I said sadly the Mainframe event is already over, but many of the releases I am wearing were made for that and now should have found their ways to the designers main stores I suppose.

Clothing

Bodyfront: – Fika –  – “Chassis Augmentation” (Maitreya)

Panty: Graves – “G179 Bottom” (BoM, part of the outfit)

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

Shoes: L’Emporio&PL – “*Cryptor*” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns (incl. Tattoo): [CX] – “Mara Horns (Silver)”

Face Decor: Madame Noir – “Sable Fangs”

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

Fingers: L’Emporio&PL – “*Essentia” (Maitreya, BoM)

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

Bracer (left): Clover – “Prey Blades (left)”

Tail: ::Static:: – “Polypod Mk2 Tail {Black} Animesh”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Creed” – NEW Jail Event // February 2021

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Arachnid HD Eyes” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier) – NEW @ The Darkness Event // February 2021

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

Eye Scar: CAZIMI – “Fallen 6 Eye Scratch Left – 80%” (BoM)

Scars: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale” (BoM)

Lips: CAZIMI – “8 Lips – 80%” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee T01 NoBrows” (BoM)

Arm (right): GRIMA – “Cyber Tech Cyborg Arm R” (Maitreya)

Leg (left): Wicca’s Originals – “Atlas Legs” (Miatreya)

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Flora” (BoM) – NEW @ Kinky // January 2021

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Mort :: Veins :: With Eyeshading” (BoM)

Tattoo 3: TF: – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)

Veins: Izzie’s – “Body Veins & Cellulite 01 + freckles” (BoM)

Neck: Izzie’s Neck Freckles 01 (warm) 60%” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Backdrop:  [WASD] – “The Path”

Decor: Ex Machina – “Cyberpunk Street Stuff v1.1”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Life’ll shake you, roll you, maybe embrace you.”

“Give yourself time. Ideas’ll come. Life’ll shake you, roll you, maybe embrace you.”

[- Johnny and V, in unison – Cyberpunk 2077 -]

Finally Friday – Hooray!

Today I would love to show you some of the mega, amazing designs released at Mainframe and Midnight Order!

Lets start with Mainframe, a cyberpunk, sci-fi orientated event, which had it’s debut last year already. With it’s great success it opened its doors again now in January!

What caught my eyes immediately, was one of the amazing release from Lanevo. This huge pack piece called “Maneater Machine” is just perfect for any cyborg, sci-fi or future orientated look, which steps away from basic human looks only. You can imagine an alien having technical tentacles, or a cyborg with super cool, multiple arms added on its back – it definitely does set a statement!

The “Cyber Pulse” gloves from L’Emporio&PL could even hold the control panel for that cool back piece at the lower arm where you can see all those cables and technical parts. The gloves are super detailed and certainly they are bento enabled. If you style for a sci-fi look you cannot miss Graves. Jackie is one of the best leather and latex designers I know and with her fantastic ideas and skills she brings us only the best for years now. The bodysuit is BoM and with that the perfect base for any cyber look! Another incredible store is Butanik83. I discovered them last year on the first Mainframe events and since then I always have an eye on their releases. Their designs are incredibly detailed and textured – very realistic!

What I will use for one of my next posts a well, as the pictures today do not really give a good showcase for it is the kick ass waist part – a metal spine replacement part, with a rough and basic look to it gives an amazing vibe for any android, gynoid or cyber avatar.

The boots with the awesome spikes at the front come from {PSYCHO:Byts} and were released at the Midnight Order event. With the cool spikes at the front and the tight straps at the thigh, they make a perfect addition to any kind of cool and smart looks.

Clothing

Gloves: L’Emporio&PL – “Cyber Pulse” (Maitreya, bento) – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Outfit: Graves – “G660 Takeoff – Classic Body” (BoM)

Waist: GRIMA – “CyberTech Dyborg Body” (Maitreya) – NEW@ Mainframe // January 2021

Shoes: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Estries Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Accessories

Hair Deco: [CX] – “Kaede Hairpins” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2021

Glasses: Butanik83 – “Optical Implant Spyder6” – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Collar: [LiLiMD] – “Cyber Collar” – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Back

Back Piece: [LANEVO] – “Maneater Machine” – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: CHAIN – “Julia Hair”

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Holo Metallic Lipstick 12 (green)” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Sasha 2.5”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon Poses

Backdrop: [WASD] – “The Path” – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin