Ratpack @ The Roadhouse Bar

Ratpack @ The Roadhouse Bar

With ease and a practiced flick of her wrist, Snot flips the switchblade in her hand open and closed, over and over again. Slow at first, the action became a blur as she increased the speed. With a loud sniff, Snot wiped her nose on the back of her arm. Yes, that’s how she got her name.

Her eyes scanned the room, noting the position of every patron in the roadhouse bar. Rats, Mice, even a Squirrel or two sat at the makeshift tables and chairs they scavenged after the Apocalypse.

The Apocalypse – the day when the humans destroyed their own species and elevated others into higher forms of life. The Mice were the thinkers; the planners. The Rats, Snot’s ancestors, were the muscle; the heavy lifters. Squirrels were the scavengers; the trackers who found human items and made them useful again.

A couple Rabbits trolled the room for, well, what rabbits did the best. One spotted Snot and moved seductively across the room. It sidled up close to Snot and nuzzled her neck. With a sweep of her arm, Snot pushed the horny Rabbit away. The warning look she shot the Rabbit told it not to return again.

It’s not that Snot was against afternoon sex or cross species mingling, but she was on duty and took her responsibilities seriously. Especially today, when a contingency of Weasels was scheduled to arrive to meet with the local Mice leaders. Snot would not allow any distractions.

The survivors of the Apocalypse were determined not to make the same mistakes as the humans, but even in their un-evolved form, animals were also territorial and bloodthirsty.

Speaking of the devil, a pair of oily looking Ferrets stroll into the bar and survey the surroundings. Just like the Rats, the Ferrets were enforcers; bodyguards to the Weasels in their own little part of this messed up world.

Apparently satisfied with the room, they step back and hold the makeshift door open of Wartman, the leader of the Weasel encampment up north. Macro, the leader of Snot’s community, stands to greet the arriving leader.

Today was about peace, cooperation and trade. That didn’t mean Snot wasn’t prepared for trouble as her eyes continued to scan the room. It was the Rat’s nature to watch for danger. After all, they were all animals in one fashion of another.

The evolved species that developed from the human’s global devastation were determined to live together in peace. They would not follow in the footsteps of humanity and allow hatred and aggression to rule the Earth again.

Or with evolution, was human nature far behind?

THE END

Clothing

Top: Mug – “Punk Rocker – #1 Band Tee” (Maitreya Petite, Gacha, Rare)

Pants: DRD – “Slacker Pants/Light” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Semller – “Worn Canvas Hi Tops Festival Edt. Black” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: -[TWC]- – “Mistic Glasses -Black-” (unrigged)

Collar: *PKC* – Risque Collar – No Neck Lock” (unrigged)

Bracers: .:E.A.Studio:. – “KnothArm LeatherBlack” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Gloves: L’Emporio – “::*Fingerless Gloves” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Essential Dirty Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: CUREMORE – “/ Punk Chic / Mowhawk / Fire” (Gacha, Common)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: BeSpoke – “Rodent Lou”

Skin: BeSpoke – “Rodent Skin – Lab Rat” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Selfmade

Set: DRD – “Roady’s Biker Bar – Complete Set – PG”

Knife (incl. Animation): [CX] – “Mizu Occam’s Razor” (Bento)

Beer: BellePoses – “Beer 2” (out of the Jeh Pose Set)

Location: Bartertown

Story

Anne Daumig

Model, Photographer & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

Survival Of The Fittest

Survival Of The Fittest

To say the world has changed is an understatement of biblical proportion. Damn humans and their damn weapons. Good riddance to them all!

They thought theirs was the superior intellect. Sure, they harnessed nuclear weapons and developed biological warfare. Then they were stupid enough to combine the two and created the Apocalypse.

The global holocaust that followed eliminated 95% of the human population. The remaining survivors were not so lucky. Many died a very slow and very agonizing death. The rest, those immune to the manufactured biological agents were nothing more than mindless lumps with the mental acuity of a rock.

Another assumption the human race miscalculated was that cockroaches would be the only living creatures to survive the devastation. Oh, they survived and grew to the size of horses. What they did expect was us to endure – the Mice.

The humans underestimated our intelligence and our strength. Where their weapons wiped them off the face of the earth, the Mice were enhanced by them. We grew in size that exceeded the largest humans and our intelligence quotient far surpassed their most learned scholars.

We, the Mice, took control when the Apocalypse came. Not the way the human’s would when the strong bully the weak. No, the Mice organized the survivors, all the species of animals that did not fall. We gathered food, built shelters, tended the injured. Everyone was treated with fairness and compassion. Everyone has a job to do and no one is better or worse than their neighbor.

Our cousins, the Rats, also grew in size that slightly eclipsed the Mice, though their brainpans grew to a more moderate level. The Rats are the laborers in this new world – the muscle that carries out the jobs that require brute strength.

It’s no Utopia – the human’s arrogance saw to that. But the species that lived to tell the tale of the Human Apocalypse will not make the same mistakes. We learned. We adapted.

We are the future.

Clothing

Outfit: [The Forge] – “Aftermath” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Eudora3D – “Exie Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Mohawk: [ rD ] – “Exodus Fauxhawk”

Glasses: -[TWC]- – “Mistic Glasses -Black-“

Bracers: [CX] – “Ruffian Armguards – Black” (Maitreya)

Rings & Nails: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Gold” (Maitreya, Bento)

Weapon: [The Forge] – “Anarchy Bat, Black”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: BeSpoke – “Rodent Carla”

Skin: BeSpoke – “Rodent Carla – Skin – Gray” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: myself

Set:

– Dirty Rat –  – “Bell Shelter”

[CD] – “Newhaven Utility Tower Se”

:FNY: Designs – “Refurbished Mannequins”

/sD/ – “Rust Buckets”

Story

Anne Daumig

Location

Bartertown

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The Night After Christmas

It was the night after Christmas and all through the Pole
Santa was drunk off his ass and had fallen in a hole.
A sleigh once shiny, now lay in in a heap
The elves are exhausted and all fast asleep.
With sharp teeth bared and eyes black as night
Wicca sneaks in to see the devastating sight.
With a laugh so evil and a plan so wickedly mean
She steals Santa’s bag and flees from the scene.
As she escapes with the loot, Wicca can be heard to say
No more Christmas for all and get out of my way.

Clothing

Jacket: //Naberius// – “Iron Eater Jacket (Gunmetal)” (Maitreya)

Top: neve – “intimates – caged” (Maitreya)

Stockings: Violent Seduction – “Psyche Stockings (Black)” (BoM)

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

Accessories

Headpiece: [CX] – “Rudolf (Projectors)” – NEW @[Dreadmorne Township] Forest of Dead Toys // December 2021

Earrings: L’Emporio&PL – “::*Khons*::Earrings” (LeL. EvoX Human female ears) – NEW @ Man Cave // December 2021

Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)

Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)

Collar: Ama. – “Sawyer Collar”

Necklace: DRD – “Lamy Necklace – Tarnished Silver”

Staff: LUX AETERNA – “[Der Heilige Nikolaus] Staff (Left Hand)”

Glove (left): .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Riot Kidz – Gloves L Hand” (Maitreya)

Nails (left Hand): [FORMANAILS] – “SPIRAL – LH” (Maitreya, Bento)

Garter: Garmonbozia – “Cut Garter” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Tendencies” – NEW @ The Arcade // December 2021

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

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Arm (right): .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Nekhbet Mummy Arms – R” (Maitreya)

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon – “Beast 3rev” (Bento)

Set:

DRD – “Building Remains – Snow”

DRD – “Their Last Christmas – Snowy Cabin”

DRD – “Mulled Wine Stand – Snowy Full Set (softlink)”

DRD – “My Miserable Holiday – Tree”

DRD – “Oh Holy Shit Night – Frozen Santa”

DRD – “Oh Holy Shit Night – Snow Drift”

DRD – “Oh Holy Shit Night – Broken Sleigh”

DRD – “Christmas Snowman – #notgivingaf”

DRD – “TKH – Krampus Minion”

DRD – “2020 Snowman – Gift”

DRD – “Deer Decoration – YEAHBABY”

DRD – “Deer Decoration – gift”

[Harshlands] – “Fir Tree – Big – (Snowy) – Static”

Story: Anne Daumig

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin