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

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // April 24th – May 18th

The Lita Bindi is a bit of jewelry by Wicca’s Originals to adorn your sixth chakra, the ajna. People are born with two eyes to let them see externally, but all persons also possess a third, inner eye, which casts its gaze inward, towards ‘God’. Whether, for you, this divinity is a singular entity or many, or is simply the pursuit of the divine within one’s spirit, this bindi was carefully crafted to place its slight weight and help focus your energy inwards. The inclusion of gems, as those embedded in the optional side chains and in the trio of delicate chains above the cross, bring their own kind of energy to help channel the wearer’s. The Lita Bindi can be worn with or without the chain across the brows, and the stone can be swapped between 10 different types, to affect different changes in your chakra energy. May it bring you peace.

Event Location: The Warehouse Sale

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

“In this Paradise you’ll find just what your looking for…”

TUNES

I could take your breath away,
I could make this feel so right
Out of the blackest shadows
Into your burning light
Your touch would enthrall my heart,
My touch could release your soul
Lying warm and dark in your arms,
Come close to me now and take control
Riding through endless nights,
Bury the nameless dead
The stars will rain down in the night
Cast out of Heaven by jealous angels of death
Together we’ll rule our world
Together we’ll rule theirs too

Lightning and thunder collide
At the edge of the world for me and you
In this Paradise you’ll find just what your looking for,
Beauty right before you eyes,
How could you ask for more?
Here behind these eyes,
Here inside my soul
Hear the screams of a crucifixion ring through the dark,
Ring through the cold
Reach up and pull me down
Into your hallowed ground
I’ll lead you into temptation,
Buried in passion I’ll lead you down…
[- London after Midnight -]
Clothing
Dress: AsteroidBox – “Cara Dress” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Equal 10 // March 2021
Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Kora” (Maitreya)
Accessories
Septum: -[TWC]- – “Thirst Septum -Silver-“
Face Chain: [CX] – “Tyrant’s Cain (Silver) R”
Collar: [CX] – “Hell’s Harbringer (Black Out+Silver)” (Maitreya)
Necklace: DRD – “Holy shit wtfbbq Retro Box – Anarchy Necklace”
Bracelet (left): :::NOIR::: – “Sofia Bracelets [L]”
Bracelet (right): [ kunst ] – “Conrad Bracelet / Female (right)” & “Taylor Bracelets /Right (F)”
Rings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Morphine Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)
Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “*My Nails::Nails & Text*” (Maitreya, Bento)  – NEW @ Main Store
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Hat: KUNI – “Jimin (Unrigged)”
Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger – EvoX” (EvoX BoM, Materials)
Lipstick: LeLUTKA – “Avalon 3.9 Head HUD”

Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “Avalon 3.0”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Illusion” (BoM) – NEW @ UBER // March/April 2021
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity
Backdrop: ::WetCat:: – “Forsaken”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca’s Originals @ The Darkness Event // April 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ The Darkness Event // April 5th – 28th

Item:
One pair of tall boots, nicknamed 'Lagoa' Boots'. Designer: Wicca's
Originals
.

At first glance, subject appears to be another tall pair
of boots, rising to the mid-thigh. A set of studs line the front of
the two-tone, subtly patterned material, providing security for the
lacing which criss-crosses over the leg, binding the boot securely
and snugly to shapely legs. A tall heel works in conjunction with a
high pitched arch of the boot's outersole to lift the wearer's foot
to a pleasant height, tightening the leg muscles and buttocks in
order to support the pose.

However, those trained in the esoteric and
the strange may recognize that there is more to these boots than
style alone. The inclusion of three crosses wrapped around the front
of the platform seem to promise either protection against or command
over demons and spirits. With the inclusion of the inverted pentacle
on the back of the heel, the latter seems more likely. These are the
boots of one who dabbles in dark arts, who makes deals and consorts
with devils. As a last resort, this particular set of footwear arms
the wearer with a very sharp, tapered heel spike, which is capable of
being changed out with different metals. It is well documented that
some extraplanar beings are susceptible to different sorts of things,
silvers, irons, some even respond to gold or brass, so this seems a
very deliberate choice. Recommended next steps for this investigation
are to track down those who have acquired a set of Lagoa Boots and
observe them, covertly if possible, in order to see what connections
they may have to the other world. This pair of Lagoa Boots will be
kept for 24 hours for continued study, after which time they will be
destructed in accordance with protocol. Other pairs may come in up to
10 color options and metal options, for Maitreya, Legacy, Freya, or
Hourglass bodies

Event Location: The Darkness