Having a Break

LeLUTKA did it! They already have released 2 waves of their updated Evolution line heads. The new 3.1 version was released already for Lilly, Ryn, Fleur, Nuri, Lake, Nova and Erin – which I chose for today’s post. Before Avalon came out, Erin was my everyday favorite head and you can imagine how excited I was when I saw Erin got the update – I certainly had to try that one out first! I promise I will showcase them one after another step by step 😉

So what is new to the 3.1 updates… lemme quote LeLUTKA’s press release:

HUD:

– Evolution Classic heads have now been updated to 3.1.

– You can now find EVO and EVO X toggle buttons across all heads.

– Option to blend or mask lashes have now been updated.

– Save slots have been removed for Eye Socket, Lashes, HD Brows, HD Eyelids, and HD Lips as we now have a Style HUD.

– We now have a total of 18 eyes, an additional 6 have been added.

– We now have a total of 6 eyebrows, an additional 2 have been added.

– We now have a total of 8 eye shadows, an additional 2 have been added.

– Alpha Mode has been added to the lip area, when you use the Mask option, you will be able to manipulate how much of your lipstick with show.

– Layer Materials (None) HD Complex has been added under settings, includes HD Brows, 2 HD eye shadow layers, Lashes, Eye Sockets and HD lips

– Clicking these buttons will remove materials from matching layers, removing materials will eliminate Hair/Head alpha interaction (if hair has materials enabled), leaving your Head layers, alpha clipping free. This means the glossiness of any of these layers will be removed.

Scripts:

– Scripts have been polished to reduce lag and make the HUD and heads operate smoother and respond faster.

There will be updates for all the Evolution Line heads – female and male. They as well will release a new male EvoX head soon and all the male Evolution heads will get a pretty polished update then too 🙂

Just stay tuned, I will inform you as soon as there are new updates and releases asap 😉

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Luna Shirt” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Kustom 9 // June 2021

Pants: cinphul – “rorschach” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

Shoes: AsteroidBox – “Xaid Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

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

Gloves (left hand): {PSYCHO:Byts} – “Riot Kidz – Gloves” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “*My Nails* – Graphic Glass” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ The Darkness // July 2021 (5th)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Cruise” – NEW @ Hair Fair 2021

Eyepatch: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Insight} mask Black L” (LeL. EvoX BoM, Materials) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – ” EvoX Erin 3.1″ – NEW UPDATE @ Mainstore

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 ( Dark ) Cupid” (BoM) – NEW @ Men only Monthly // June 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: myself

Set: DRD – “Powergaming Shed”

Cat: JIAN – “Curious Kitties :: Companion Gry Tabby” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Photographer & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

“Friends are the Family you choose…”

“That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something…real.” Nin interlocked his fingers, and stretched out his arms. “Real love, real friends, real body parts…”

[- Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life -]
Clothing

Metal Top & Bottom: . The Rotting Lab . – “Imperia” (Maitreya)

Bra: Nanao – “Mechanic Bra Blue” (Maitreya)

Panty: SEKA – “CuteBOT Panty” (Maitreya)

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

Accessories

Horns: [Legion] – “Cyber Horns”

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

Collar: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Cata} Collar SKY” (unrigged)

Wings: LuluB! – “Cyber Angel”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH – “Hair CP009 Rigged(XS)”

Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 – “Cyberspace Eyeshadow – 06 Fit A” (BoM)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Cyberspace Lipstick – 04 Fit B – 60%” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Classic Avalon 3.0”

Eyes: A.D.D. Andel! – “Date Night Eyes Fatpack” (Omega Applier)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Intelligence (Silver)” (BoM, Materials)

Arms: DRD – “Dark Night Arms” (Maitreya)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity – “Sisterhood Friend Pose” (Bento)

Backdrop: The Bearded Guy – “Firme Cian – Futuristic Days” (Gacha, Common)

Deco: BROKEN ARROWS – “Cyber Capsule – FATPACK”

Models & Stylists

RedJess Rowley (l) & Wicca Merlin (r)

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

Steampunk Heart

TUNES

Clockwork ticker, beating pulse
It lives and loves on wild impulse
Shiver and shake like feverish imps
If you look inside and take a glimpse
Romanticism is just an illusion
To a heart that beats confusion
Mechanical wonder but oh, so cold
The wheels and cogs in brass and gold
Manipulate the ghost in the machine
Ignored and loathed like something obscene
Tarnished and tattered by time and misuse
A strange device suffered decades of abuse
Mechanical lungs, screwed in ribs like art
All of them hiding my Steampunk hear

[- R.K. Summers -]

Clothing

Top: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Aesir (Crimson)” (BoM, Materials)

Corset: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Viscount (Red)” (BoM, Materials)

Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – “Celestine 2.0” (Maitreya)

Dress (inc. Pasties and Ornaments): ERSCH – “Babette” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Accessories

Hat: Insomnia Angel – “Steampunk Top Hat”

Collar: Insomnia Angel – “Gear Collar”

Gloves & Claws: Skellybones – “Rayne Claws” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Wings: dM! – “Aeon – “SteamWings” (unrigged) **WOOD**” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH – “Hair CP006”

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Amunet Color #06” (EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Avalon 3.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Wthered Berzerker Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Secrets” (BoM) – NEW @ Kinky // March 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: VARONIS – “Dayport Backdrop Scene” – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Pose: Selfmade

Birds: :MoonAmore: – “Caged Soul / Hojalata Birds (Coffee)” (Gacha, Common)

Cage: DISORDERLY. “/ Book Magic / Not so Magical Birdcage” (moded)

Bag: DRD – “TAH – Doctor Medical Bag – Closed” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Well, everything’s a lesson, isn’t it?”

TUNES

“There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being really dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar making up rassoodocks what to do with the evening, a flip dark chill winter bastard though dry. The Korova Milkbar was a milk-plus mesto, and you may, O my brothers, have forgotten what these mestos were like, things changing so skorry these days, and everybody very quick to forget, newspapers not being read much neither.”

[- Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange  -]

I do not know how that happened but when I was ready dressed, ,I instantly got a Clockwork Orange feeling. I do love that movie, but didn’t see it for along time. So when I sat down and started to post work those pictures I had to watch it again to get the right feeling for it *grins* That ideas obviously was the reason why I added the bloody bat to my look and put myself in that grunge backyard. I started with the super cool “Nova Overalls” outfit from AsteroidBox, when I realized that they as well do have new shoes that completely fit to that outfit. While I was playing with the huge HUD and all its possibilities (maaany different textures and as well you can hide the shirt!) I discovered the striped version and remembered, that I had gloves that had a stripe option as well from {PSYCHO:Byts}. Certainly I needed some finger bandages as well to get the cool side of the “droogies” look. While I was looking through my L’Emporio Folder for those finger bandages, I saw that they had so cool new releases as well and the hat totally fit into my look – the cool collar as well! If I had planned to mix and match so many of my favorite designers I never would have made it, but this time it fell into place so easily… I have no clue how that happened, but I love it!

As soon as I put on that mega amazing veil from Nefekalum Tattoos (yes – it really is a tattoo with materials!) I did know I have to find those sharp kinda trademark lashes, which Alex had on just one eye in the movie – I found that at Shiny Stuffs. sadly I could not apply it just to one eye, like it originally was on the left eye only.

It didn’t happen for a long time that the imagination for a picture or story came so fast to my mind, after putting on just the first 2 or 3 items and I really enjoyed my journey in the past with that movie again. I have to say it again seemed very up-to-date to our times at the moment if you get the essence of that movie – that felt kinda scary, but I do believe in the human race to not make the future as dark again as it was in the past!

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox  – “Nova Overalls” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Anthem // February 2021

Gloves: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Riot Kidz” (Maitreya)

Shoes: AsteroidBox  – “Max Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Kustom 9 // February 2021

Accessories

Hat: L’Emporio&PL – “*Bullet Top Hat” – NEW @ Mainstore

Lip Deco incl. Tattoo: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Razor Wound Mouth” (Gacha, Rare)

Collar: L’Emporio&PL – “*Disorder*:: -Choker- f.” – NEW @ Man Cave Event // February 2021

Finger Wraps: L’Emporio&PL – “*Kick It*” (Maitreya, Bento)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Magika – “Irene”

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “The Veil (Black)” (BoM, materials enabled) – NEW @ Mainstore

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

Lip: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Mouth Justice” (BoM, Gacha, Common)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Zora 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes” (LeLUTKA Applier)

Lashes: ~Shiny Stuffs~ – “Lash Parade” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Appliers)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Take Over” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon Poses

Backdrop: .PALETO.Backdrop:. – “Stari Depozit”

Bat: SP– “Bloody Bat add P5” (Part of the Revenge Pose Set)

Matress: DRD – “Asylum – Asylum mattress blanket” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

A Nice Place to Visit?

TUNES

I welcome you to your hell
Look around
I hope you like what you see
Have a drink
Have a smoke
It’s your home now so feel free
Swallow your panic
What’s so tragic
About giving up your soul?
No way out
There’s no way out of this hole

[- Aesthetic Perfection -]

Clothing

Top: Mug – “Elina Top – Black” (Maitreya)

Corset: DE Designs – “Agatha Corset – Black” (Maitrya)

Sleeves: :::Static::: – “Spellweaver’s Sleeves” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Pants: .:L&B:. – “S’Wear “Biker” leather pants :BI” (BoM)

Legs: Insomnia Angel – “Lizzie Bandage Socks” (Maitreya)

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

Accessories

Rings & Nails: [CX] x BUENO – “Welded Eyes” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Dura– “U100-Hair-Fat Pack A:Left”

Lip: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Mouth Control” (Gacha, Common)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin Overlay: TF: – “Helviti” (BoM) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: .PALETO.Backdrop:. – “Hallway 200” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2021

Decor:

DRD – “Beer Stand – Drunk Bench”

DRD – “Powergaming Shed – Trashcan”

DRD -“Rug Brown” (Group Gift)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Revenge? – Together!

TUNES

Like Leo in The Revenant
Abel in that Bible bit
Revenge is sweet, isn’t it?
I really, really hope for it
I know that it won’t fix a thing
A song like this that I could sing for you
All the feels you make me do
A nightmare fucking coming true
I’m daydreaming
Let me count the ways
How I’ll get you, or how I’ll make you pay
Babe, I’m hurting and now you’ll feel the same

That’s my plan, that’s my plan, that’s my plan

We could do revenge, revenge, revenge, revenge
Together, together, together
We could take revenge, revenge, revenge
Revenge is sweet
[- P!NK -]

Again I am coming to you with an amazing release from Midnight Order. The event just passed its half time celebrations and there are some cool new items available there. Until the 20th of February you can get all those amazing designs, gifts and news.

Today I would like to draw your attention on the release of AsteroidBox. The ultra awesome “Sabien” Outfit is their release for the Midnight Order event. It is a full outfit, coming in one piece – pants, corset, blouse and the amazing detailed chest ruffles, held by that beautiful gem. With the HUD you get a lot of different colors to choose from. And with that already being more than just cool, you even get a bloody and a clean version for all colors and parts. I always adored the mesh and texture skills of Leith – owner and designer of AsteroidBox – and with this ensemble made for male and female he again outdid himself. A definite highlight is the wonderful waist corset with the amazing detailed decor – not to mention the whole outfit is a total highlight anyway *winks*

Since I have a fable for mix and match looks,  I added the cool “KnottArms” made by the Eclipse Art Studio. I know I already blogged about them, but they are so awesome, come in so many colors and two different fabrics, there’s is a lot of more room for showcasing them 😉 They can be found in a gacha machine at the main store by now.

For the shoes and that outfit you usually would think about some Victorian looking boots, but when I saw the “*Refill*” boots – now as well available for as a female version – I could not resist to add them to my outfit and they gave the whole look a neat little, mean twist. I really love to add opposites that turn the whole look again a slight little bit!

As already mentioned, the “Sabien Outfit” as well has male body versions available, which brought me to the idea I could do a cool couple shoot with Redclaw Inshan my RL/SL partner. Usually he tries to avoid shoots, as he hates to redress and style (or being styled by me, saying what to add and loose *grins*), but when I showed him that outfit he was all in for it. He decided to go for the bloody version of the outfit and as well added some cool boots from L’Emporio – can you tell I am addicted to their shoes and not only to the shoes! The only thing I rarely can change is his hair – he loves his “Dext” hair from A&Y, but for this picture it was totally fine for me and … it is kinda his trademark so I didn’t start an argument about it.

Some of the decor used for this pictures you as well can find at the Midnight Order. The amazing fountain, which you can see behind us was made by [ContraptioN] and the little mechanical heart (having a holding pose in it too, which we didn’t use for this picture) comes from Reliquary (!R!).

I hope I am able to do more pictures with friends and family soon. I really do enjoy them a lot, even if they are usually more work or take more time, as I am not that used to it as if I snap just myself 😉

ON HER

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox – “Sabien Outfit” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Sleeves: .:E.A.Studio:. – “KnotArm LeatherBlack” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

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

Accessories

Glasses: – TRIGGERED – – “The Crow Gacha (Glasses-Black)” (Gacha, Rare)

Nails & Rings: [CX] x BUENO – “Welded Eye – Gold” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Reign” – NEW @ Tres Chic // January 2021

Eyeshadow: TF: – “I’am Fine :: Sick – Light 75%” (BoM)

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

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

Lip: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Mouth Strength” (Gacha, Common)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Zora 2.5”

Eyebrows: CAZIMI – “Harper II HD Brows” (LeLUTKA HD Applier)

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

ON HIM

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox – “Sabien Outfit” (Gianni) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Shoes: L’Emporio&PL – “*Cryptor*”

Accessories

Piercing: Badwolf – “Memento Mori Piercing” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: A&Y – “Dext”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Body: Signature – “Gianni 4.9”

BOTH

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose 1: *PosESioN* – “Thinking Couple Pose”

Pose 2: .::IDK::. – “Pose#190”

Mechanical Heart: !R! – “The Lodestone Heart”

Candles: DRD – “Halloween candle”

Pillow: 22769 – “Floorpillow Sky – Exclusive”

Fountain: [ContraptioN] Decor: – “Neudamm Deco Fountain *obsidian*” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:. – PACT”

Models

Redclaw Inshan & Wicca Merlin

Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Christmas time is buzzing in my Skull…”

TUNES

You know, I think this Christmas thing
It’s not as tricky as it seems
And why should they have all the fun?
It should belong to anyone

Not anyone, in fact, but me
Why, I could make a Christmas tree
And there’s no reason I can find
I couldn’t handle Christmas time

I bet I could improve it too
And that’s exactly what I’ll do
Hee,hee,hee
Eureka! I’ve got it!

[- Jack Skellington -]

Who says that freaks do not like Christmas… maybe no the typical, ribbon, red/green/white/gold one with candy sticks all over… but still.. Christmas :p What brought me to that idea for this post was the “Cozy Winter Collection”, which DRD released at FaMESHed and an older group gift – as well made by DRD – the awesome “DIY Christmas Tree” . I found it hilarious, when I saw that blank tree, a huge black sack with all the fir needles in it and three bottles of glue beside it – I simply love Jaimy’s sense of humor. With some parts of the “The Last Christmas Shop” as decoration and some more past group gifts, I tried to decorate my alternative Christmas room 🙂

Certainly I had to have the matching look to my scenery and I could not pass the cool glasses with that scary eyes by Madame Noir… such a cool accessory, that really creates a different vibe *grins* With my love for heavy boots I as well could not leave the “Ravage Boots” on the shelf at L’Emporio&PL. They are so hell detailed! If you take a closer look you can see every stud, every lace, and the cute hole in the sole – made me think of my New Rocks in real love and I love them to death 🙂 What as well caught my eyes were the awesome “Damned Claws” from L’Emporio&PL. They are made for hand and feet, but since the shoes cover my feet this time, I am wearing only the nail set. When I put on the HUD I was really positively surprised… beside different colors you as well can hide every single claw separate.

I have a few more scary Christmas ideas in mind and I am looking forward how they will turn out 😉 For now… Happy Holidays everyone!

Clothing

Top: L’Emporio – “Old Jeans Corset” (Maitreya)

Pants: adorsy – “Rihanna Jeans Shorts” (Maitreya)

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

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

Accessories

Glasses & Eyes: Madame Noir – “Eye Collection Megapack” – NEW @ The Darkness Event // December 2020

Mask: [CX] – “Devourer Mask”

Scarf: TonkTastic – “Shemagh TT1” (female)

Arms: [CX] – “Arm Bandages – Brown” (Maitreya Applier)

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “Damned Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Command” – NEW @ Cosmopolitan // December 2020

Eyeliner: Corvus – “Blood Tears”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses:

Picture 1: CHEZ MOI – “Cozy Christmas Wrap Station”

Picture 2 & 4: Foxcity

Set:

Building: DRD – “San Mora – Roadhouse – B”

Furniture: DRD – “Cozy Winter Collection” – NEW @ FaMESHed // December 2020

Deco: DRD – “The Last Christmas Shop”

Clock: DRD – “Silly Clocks – Coffee” (Group Gift)

Picture Frame: DRD – “Emergency Smokes – Cigarette” (Group Gift)

Shelf: DRD – “October Shelf” (Group Gift)

Tree (nice): DRD – “AE – Train Car – Holiday Tree” (Gacha, Reward)

Tree (used): DRD – “DIY Christmas Tree” (Group Gift)

Packing Station: CHEZ MOI – “Cozy Christmas Wrap Station”

Glue: .random.Matter. – “Art Studio – Glue Gun [Blue]” (Gacha, Common)

Glue & Glitter: Kei Spot – “Kei’s Xmas Village Crafts (glitter)” (Gacha, Rare)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Hide from the World Outside…

As I look out of my bedroom window
I see the chaos that’s calling me
So the wind blows wherever it will go
It’s all too much for me

[- Pretty Reckless -]

Lockdown, lockdown light, back to normal, all open , all closed… This pandemic really becomes a huge mess as no one dares to make decisions anymore. I am not one of those denying that the pandemic exists, I am not one of those who tries to cheat and avoid masks and I see the danger of that virus very clear – I lost people to damn Covid already. What makes me crazy is the way how our government handles certain things. Why conferences, which debate about school rules and changes, have to be on a Sunday (and being alive already on Monday – the next day), when parents need to be informed and need plans to take care of their children on Monday? Why kids may play soccer on the school yard but in the afternoon the clubs for free time activities (as well soccer) are closed? Why kids must sit shoulder on shoulder in school with a mask, while they are not allowed to play with more than one certain friend in the afternoons? More and more doctors speak up saying that it is the kids that transport the virus without having any symptoms and our minister of education still preaches “Kindergartens and schools have to stay open!” I can see that there is a need of having a place where kids can go, if their parents have systemically important jobs or if the only have one parent that takes care of them – but why keeping schools open like mad while it is more and more clear that a huge part of the spreading happens through the classes where 26 and more people share one room the whole morning from 8am to 2 pm? This lockdown “light” crap destroys more than it helps as the number still go up and more and more small stores, theaters, cinemas, bands, musicians and bars/restaurants cannot even plan when it will have an end. A harsh 3 or 4 weeks lockdown might have been better and we know since September (school started over here by then) that we are running into that problem, because number started to go up when school started after summer and autumn came… it just starts feeling idiotic and despotic at the moment. It only feels like reaction to whats happening, but not anymore like intelligent action.

I as well could vomit when I see people going out on the streets wearing no masks and denying the pandemic would exist… did we not have enough death, not enough suffering and loosing people we loved? They claim they go out on the street for their rights – what about the right of  those who want to be protected, those who wear masks and follow given rules to get this pandemic stemmed? While they shout on the streets, people who care and try to protect themselves as much as they can, are forced to pass that crowd of people without masks. Recently they even started to use kids for their idiotic speeches making them say they would feel like Sophie Scholl or Anne Frank – I was so shocked when I heard that and my first thought was, what people would think who had to go through the cruel time of that times… for me an inexcusable affront to all those people!

All of that went trhough my mind when I was setting up the “Neclected Bedroom” from DRD. The idea of a messy bedroom, which you can hide from the world and read some books that even help with that – dive in a fantasy world and just forget all that madness out there and if you are lucky you have a little company from your kitty or the pet you chose for your life 😉 The kick ass cool boots I recently found at L’Emporio and could not pass them without getting my pair :p .

I hope you are well and afe and I wish you a wonderful pre Christmas time, even if it will be in a smaller circle than usual – it still can be nice and cozy ♥

Clothing

Shirt: ORPHIC – Layered Shirts – !Crop Only!” (Maitreya)

Bra: -:zk:- – “Kim/Bra/Black” (Maitreya)

Pants: Mossu – “Samanthe.Shorts – Grunge” (Maitreya)

Gloves: {PSYCHO:Byts} – “Riot Kidz” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // November 2020

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

Accessories

Piercing: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Vertebrus Septum MOD B” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky // November 2020

Collar: *PH* – “Knit Choker”

Nails: [CX] – “Fallen Filth Claws” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Necrosis // December 2020

Knees: .:Avanti:. – “Knit Knee Warmers – Black” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Freak”

Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Holiday Glitz – 1 Silver – 95%” (BoM) – NEW @ Saturday Sale Dec 11 – 13

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Delightful HD Lips HUD 03” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier) – NEW @ Pretty // December 2020

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Sweet as a Sin” (BoM) – NEW @ Kinky // November 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses, Books & Cat: Le Poppycock – “Book Lovers” (Bento)

Furniture: DRD – “Neglected Bedroom”

Skybox: .:SkN:. – “Skybox Attic”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Virtual Insanity?

“… And now that things are changing for the worse
See, its a crazy world we’re living in
And I just can’t see that half of us immersed in sin
Is all we have to give these –

Future’s made of virtual insanity now
Always seem to, be governed by this love we have
For useless, twisting, our new technology
Oh, now there is no sound – for we all live underground

And I’m thinking what a mess we’re in
Hard to know where to begin…”

[- Jamiroquai -]

When you think about your life as a path, it never seems to be a straight and smooth one. You have junctions, where you have to decide which way to go. You will face bumpy and rocky sections. You might even dead-end streets, which first looked completely right and all of a sudden you realize it won’t let you go further than a certain point. You might find ways, that feel as they would go to nowhere – some really do some just take a long walk until you can see where they lead to. Some might request major changes and decisions and some just need next to nothing to decide the change.

I am at one of those junctions, maybe even one of the dead-end ones in RL and SL. While it is a little more complicated in RL, in SL I just need to get my mind straight and think about what I really want for my free time activity called Second Life. I – and I only can talk about myself and my personal feelings – do not need a Second Life that dictates my schedule, gives me pressure time wise, forces me to decide on things I do not feel I want to, or to follow something I am not 100% behind anymore. Certainly I feel responsible about schedules and appointments, I always tried to be accurate, on time and well prepared what ever it was, but sometimes the thought of “Do I really need that?” sneaked into my mind and I was more careful the next time I committed to something. But what about things that you thought they would totally suit you and you would enjoy them – what you maybe even did for a while – and then they change? Maybe the fun fades or they take direction to something completely different than what you expected or pictured? I have a hard time lettings things go I had fun with for along time, especially if friendship is involved. It is always harder – at least for me – to leave something, if you have built a friendship with some of the people. Sometimes friendships break as certain people will take your decisions personally, even if they are not meant to be like that. On the other hand if you go on with it, you might risk the friendship as well as you are constantly unhappy and even if you try to hide it, it most likely will be felt by other people, especially if it is friends. Often it is a tightrope walking and you have to think very carefully how you decide.

That sometimes can lead to a “Virtual Insanity”, which inspired me for todays post and pictures.

The damn cool straight jacket was made by CerberusXing for the Warehouse Sales event. It comes in a clean and bloody version and due the BoM Alpha layer you can wear it with different mesh bodies. The cute, pierced horns as well were made by CerberusXing for the Anthem event. My mega awesome piercing I found at Kinky made my .:E.A.Studio:. It is a huge gacha with many different parts, while the piercing is one of the rares you will find a lot of cool earrings as well. To snap my pictures with that kinda crazy, insane look, what could be better than the Rosewood Hills Asylum made by DRD. It is a huge gacha with 49 collectables items and they make in total over 150 separate decorative items!  The gacha set was parted into 2 machines, one focusing more on the medical interior and the other on the office interior. I just can say both totally worth to collect if you want an overall awesome Asylum! If you want a short and scary tour through the Rosewood Hills Asylum you can as well take a look HERE, where Eowyn and Jaimy made a short video to introduce it – watch at your own risk *grins wickedly* If you are even more brave you can take a taxi to Rosewood Hills (SURL below in credits) and look for yourself if you can survive the virtual insanity *winks*

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Sealed Entitiy – Female (Clean) A” (Fitted Mesh) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // November 2020

Pants: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Shorts – B)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Socks: .:Avanti:. – “Knit Socks” (Omega Applier)

Shoes: L’Emporio&PL – “*Cryptor*”

Legs 1: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Leg Harness – Black (A)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Legs 2: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Leg Harness – Black (B)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Horns (incl. Tattoo): [CX] – “Mara Horns” – NEW @ Anthem // December 2020

Piercing: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Vertebrus Septum MOD A” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky //November 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Action Inkubator – “Neo”

Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Exiled HD Makeup” (LeLUTKA Evo.HD Applier)

Face Art: [CX] – “Plague” (BoM, Group Gift)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Scenery: DRD – “Rosewood Asylum” (Gacha, Rares, Commons)

Location

Rosewood Hills

Model, Photographer & Stylist

Wicca Merlin