!!! Freak Show !!!

TUNES

In the past fools would pay
to see the freaks of the day
contradictions of the norm
the bizarre, the wonderful and deformed

[- Levellers -]
Clothing

Outfit: [CX] – “Blazing (Firefly)” (Maitreya)
Bracers: [CX] – “Ruffian Armguards – Black”
Shoes: cinphul – “merjan [platforms]” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2022

Accessories

Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Earrings: .:E.A:Studio:. – “Han Earrings” – NEW @ Kinky // April 2022
Finger Bandages: L’Emporio – “Kick It” (Maitreya, Bento)
Nails: -SU!- – “Rhagon Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .Shi – “Gavri’ela”
Eyeshadow: .E l e i. – “Yoko / G /” (LeL. EvoX Bom)
Lipstick: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Tenuous} lipstick” (LeL. EvoX HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Ears: ^^Swallow^^ – “Gauged S Ears (f)”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Tattoo: Nefekalum – “Galvanized 02 (Full)” (BoM, materials) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2022

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Infiniti – “Contort 3”
Set:
DRD – “Circus – Circus Wagon” (Gacha)
DRD – “Circus – Circus Act”
DRD – “Circus – Knife Thrower”
DRD – “Circus – Zantor”
DRD – “Circus – Popcorn Machine”
DRD – “Circus – High Striker”
DRD – “Circus – Crazy Balloons”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Sometimes the quiet, soft Notes are beautiful, too…

There are those times when you just want to relax and let your mind just float, not thinking about something special or fancy. I was in such a mood yesterday when I put on the incredible “Morana Dress” from AsteroidBox, which you can find at the actual round of the Equal10 event. It does fit Maitreya Lara, Maitreya Petite, Belleza Freya, eBody Reborn, Legacy Female, Legacy Perky body sizes. To quote the designer: “Single packs include 18 options for the top part of the dress, plus 14 options for the leather harness and 5 metal options. Fatpack includes all color / pattern options and the top part and bottom part can be changed individually. Each purchase also includes Bakes-on-Mesh stockings, which come in black and white and in 3 designs – ripped, solid and just the panties/garter.”

Another amazing release comes from Exile at Collabor88 this month. The “Emma” hairstyle instantly gave me a very girly feeling. I loved the way how the bangs fell down my forehead lightly wild and the amazing smooth waves that surrounded my head. With the Master HUD you get 4 different style options with all the amazing colors we know from Exile hair on 2 page of the HUD. I tried to used 2 different style options for my 2 pictures, too.

The idea for the pictures resulted out of yesterday afternoon, when I was going through my old pictures and memories of past SL times. I really enjoy snapping pictures and work them a lot – it is like a therapy for me, if the day was stressful and exhausting. I hope you can enjoy my more quite, girly moments as much as I do sometimes 😉

Clothing

Outfit (incl. Stockings): AsteroidBox – “Morana” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Equal10 // February 2022

Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Glasses: [CX] – “Farseer Glasses – Silver”
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Bracers: [CX] – “Ruffian Armguards – Black” (Maitreya)
Hand Accessories: L’Emporio&PL – “Ancestral” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Man Cave Event // February 2022

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Emma” – NEW @ Collabor 88 // February 2022
Eyeshadow: Hexed – “Devlin Eyeshadow white” (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Dubai // February 2022
Forehead: Hexed – “Mystical Moon” (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Mystical Market Event // February 2022

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Tattoo:  .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Lull” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Sion} tileable backdrop v01 NATURAL”
Poses (incl. Camera): [ Focus Poses ] – “Every Moment Matters” (Bento)
PC & Cupboard: DRD – “Neglected Bedroom – Cabinet”
Rug 1: DRD – “Neglected Bedroom – Rug A”
Rug 2: DRD – “rug round 60s” (Group Gift)
Photowall: Apple Fall – “Photographers’ Easel”
Photobox: floorplan. – “photo box” (Indee Teepee Gift)
Sitting Dog: JIAN – ” ‘dorable Danes 6. Harlequin Companion Pup” (Gacha)
Sleeping Puppies: JIAN ” ‘dorable Danes 15. Triple Baby Bed” (Gacha)
Lamp: ::Static:: – “Vintage Lighting – 15 Bulb Lamp” (Gacha)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Made for Each Other – A very Special Valentine Story

Made For Each Other

Lightning bright in sky. Thunder angry roar. It is time.
I know what I do – watch Doctor work many times. Doctor fail many times. Doctor make others. Now Doctor dead. I not dead. I not fail. I not die.
They say I freak. They say I evil. They say I mindless monster. They wrong. Words not easy, but I smart. Smart like Doctor. More smart than Doctor. I live and Doctor dead.
Body lay on the table. Sheet cover. All wires in. All tubes in. All ready. I work hard for days and must finish tonight. They think I dead. If they find they try kill again. Must leave tonight. Finish work first.
Time rise table high. High for lightning to hit. Lightning hit big metal pole. Go into body. Lightning is life. Life is heart beating. Woman live again.
They come. They angry at Doctor. Kill Doctor and fire destroy house. Doctor have woman in house when they come. Woman scream and beg. They leave her to die.
They think I die in fire. I know secret tunnel under house. I take woman to tunnel. Fire burn her face. Fire burn her body. I help her. I protect her in tunnel until people go away.
Night come and I carry woman to mountain. Doctor make me in mountain. They think I made at house. They wrong. I walk in water. No one follow. Dogs no follow. I carry her long time. She die in arms while I carry.
I watch Doctor when he work. I watch. I learn. I do same as Doctor when he create others. Others die in fire. I smart. I live. Woman live again.
I do what Doctor do to others. Doctor give me extra inside. He give me two. I give woman heart. I give woman lung. I close chest way Doctor do. Put extras in woman. Hole in chest sew close like Doctor show. No pain when I take from me. For her. For woman.
Lightning hits pole. I bring table down. I wait. I see body move under sheet. Take sheet off. See arm move. See leg move. I watch long time. She have heart from inside me. It is strong. It is good. It beats.
Burns bad. Hair gone. She beautiful. I love woman.
Eyes open. Woman look at me. Woman not scared. I lift her. I hold her. She put hand on my face. She know me. She love me. Woman wife before doctor made me live again.
I make her live again. My heart inside her. Make her live again. We made for each other.
THE END? OR A NEW BEGINNING?

ON HER
Clothing

Dress: [CX] – “Vicious Vacceine – Dress” (Maitreya, VIP Reward)

Accessories

Collar: [CX] – Yule Lord Collar – (Silver)”
Necklace: [CX] – “Luceat Arachne Collar” – Silver” (Maitreya)
Arm Bandages: – FIKA – “Arm Bandage” (BoM)
Nails Hand: L’Emporio&PL – “Damned Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)
Nails Feet: L’Emporio&PL – “Damned Claws” (Maitreya, Flat Feet)
Leg Bandages: [CX] – “Leg Bandage – Bloody” (Maitreya, Flat Feet)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: BeSpoke – “Monster Malice” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Skin: BeSpoke – “Monster Malice – Skin – Bloodless”
Tattoo: Izzie’s – “Blood and Wounds dark (less)” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

ON HIM
Clothing

Top: Wicca’s Originals – Clay Vest Gianni
Pants: Wicca’s Originals – Scavanger Pants Gianni
Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – Ranger Boots Gianni

Accessories

Rings: RAWR! – “Chronos Rings” (Gianni, Bento)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: BeSpoke – “Monster Stein” – NEW @ Bloody Valentine // January 2022
Eyes: Eye Factory – “Hatred Eyes” (store closed)
Body: Signature – “Gianni”
Skin: BeSpoke – “Monster Stein – Skin – Ash”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: selfmade
Set:
DRD – “The Reanimator – Tower”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Operation Table”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Hutch”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Dr Stein’s Desk”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Conductor”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Workbench”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Table”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Switchboard”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Circuit Breaker”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Dr Stein’s Chair”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Brain”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Chemical Cluster”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Lab Clutter2
DRD – “The Reanimator – Beakers and Bottles”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Liquid Purifier”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Desk Clutter”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Regulator”
DRD – “The Reanimator – A Cables”
DRD – “The Reanimator – B Cables”
DRD – “The Reanimator – C Cables”
DRD – “The Reanimator – D Cables”
DRD – “The Reanimator – E Cables”
DRD – “The Reanimator – Mrs. Stein’s Arm2 (Gift)

Models

Redclaw Inshan & Wicca Merlin

Story

Anne Daumig

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Be my Valentine!

Clothing

Outfit: ERSCH – “Stormy Lingerie” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Corset: [CX] – “Latex Corset // Black [Shirts]” (BoM)

Bra: Wicca’s Originals – “Kylie Bra” (Maitreya – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2022

Accessories

Headpiece: Violation – “Baphomet Headband [Silver]” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

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

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

Glasses: *PKC* – “Skelleton Eye Cover”

Bag: cinphul – “malaise [handbag]” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Wings: .Evil Baby. – “Bathory Wings” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Lola (B)” – NEW @ Anthem // February 2022

Forehead: Hexed – “Red11” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Eyeshadow: Rubedo – “penny – EvoX 07+13″ (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo:  .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Siren” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Arms/Hands: Clover – “Demon Arms” (Maitreya)

Legs: [The DeadBoy] – “Vasimir Legs” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2022

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: selfmade

Backdrop: MINIMAL – “October Group Gift 2020”

Deco 1: Simply Shelby – “Bloody Valentine Date Night Set” – NEW @ My Bloody Valentine // January 2022

Deco 2: DRD – “Spiritualists Shoppe – Tapestry”

Deco 3: DRD – “Spiritualists Shoppe – Pentagram Chime – Ceiling Hook”

Deco 4: DRD – “Spiritualists Shoppe – Caged Familiar – Giant Spider”

Deco 5: DRD – “Spiritualists Shoppe – Caged Familiar – Neglected”

Model, Photographer & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

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

Happy New Year

Clothing

Dress: AsteroidBox – “Zoya Dress” (Maitreya Petite)

Stockings: Violent Seduction – “Tainaron Stockings” (BoM)

Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – Ivy Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Kinky Event // December 2022

Accessories

Headpiece 1: cinphul – “wilder ii [headdress]” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2021

Headpiece 2: [CX] – “Mystic Diadem” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2021

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)

Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)

Eyepatch: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Sauron (Eye Patch Women)”

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

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

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “::*Tormento*::” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Jealousy” – NEW @ Cosmopolitan // December 2021

Eyeshadow: Hexed – “Finn Eyeshadows” (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ The Darkness // January 2022

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”+ “Add-On Petite V1.1”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Destruction ( Dark ) Female) (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Paparazzi – “Mysterious Window” – NEW @ Ritual // January 2022

Set:

DRD – “MM web 2”

DRD – “Spiritualists Shoppe – Web – B”

DRD – “Antique Shoppe – Collectables Display Webby”

DRD – “Antique Shoppe – Gramaphone Display”

DRD – “Antique Shoppe – Old Door Display”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Dining Chandelier – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Baby Ottoman – Dark”

DRD – “Scarlett Hotel – Rebecca’s bunny B – hold 1” – NEW @ Scarlett Hotel Hunt // until January 19th

WLS – “XMAS – RAGDOLL” (Gift)

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

Christmas – Dark Edition – Krampus

Eclipse Magazine // December 2021 // Page 160-167 // https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_december_2021

For the December Issue of the Eclipse Magazine, I certainly wanted to do something Christmas related. But if you know me, I can not be something sweet and shiny, it had to be something with a dark twist. So the “Krampus” tradition came to my mind.

To explain “Krampus” I would like to quote Wikipedia to make sure I get nothing wrong with translating my German version *winks*

“The Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure in Central and Eastern Alpine folklore who, during the Christmas season, scares children who have misbehaved. Assisting Saint Nicholas, the pair visit children on the night of the 5th December, with Saint Nicholas rewarding the well-behaved children with modest gifts such as oranges, dried fruit, walnuts and chocolate, whilst the badly behaved ones only receive punishment from Krampus with birch rods.
The origin of the figure is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have postulated it as having pre-Christian origins. In traditional parades and in such events as the Krampuslauf (English: Krampus run), young men participate dressed as Krampus and attempt to scare the audience with their antics. Such events occur annually in most Alpine towns. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten.
Since 1984, the character has become better known globally, having been portrayed in Hollywood horror films. Almost unknown before this time, Krampus has begun to become part of American popular culture.”
[- Wikipedia -]

Don’t forget to take look at the actual Eclipse Magazine as they do have a lot of amazing content this month – yes there you can find all the amazing sweet and shiny Christmas things as well *winks* I hope you nevertheless enjoy your Christmas, even with me teasing with the darker vibes!

! Merry Christmas !

Clothing

Coat: !gO! – “Wild Fur Coat XXS”

Accessories

Horns: [ht:apparel] – “Satyr Horns”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Cruel”

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: BeSpoke – “Elder – Hag”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Queen Eyes

Hands: DRD – “Plague Skeleton Creature Hands” (Maitreya)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: by Vivien De’Lancoure

Deco 1: WLS – “XMAS – Angry Presents”

Deco 2: WLS – “XMAS – Angra Tree”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The Scarlett Hotel – Chapter 1 – Another Fine Mess

The Scarlett Hotel – Chapter 1

Another Fine Mess

Griselda sighed heavily as she looked in to the empty bar of the Scarlett Hotel. Another day, another mess to clean up. This was her life now: or rather, her afterlife.
If she had known back in 1922 what a vacation at the Scarlett Hotel would cost her, Griselda would’ve stayed in the stifling heat of the city. She never would have accepted the position as a companion to a maidenly aunt. And never met … him. Her feet shuffle across the hard wood floor of the hotel’s bar as Griselda carries the cleaning supplies deeper into the room. Exhausted, she drops everything to her feet and slumps down on top of a large, wrapped lump lying on the floor. There is nothing she can do until they are moved out of her way. Last night was one hell of a party. He was in rare form. Anton is quite the charmer, especially back in the Summer of 1922. To a young, innocent girl like Griselda, the worldly aristocrat could do no wrong. She fell hopelessly in love with the tall, dark Duke the moment she espied him in the lobby of the Scarlett Hotel. Her heart stopped when her Aunt Matilda introduced them and he kissed her hand. Griselda nearly fainted when he asked her to dine with him that very night.

Their days were filled with long walks in the dense gardens, lazy umbrella-covered boat rides on the lake or picnics beneath the shade of weeping willows. Anton spun mesmerizing stories of his world travels, read poetry from well-worn first editions and kissed her breathless.
Even in the hot July days, Anton always dressed in a fashionable suit, gloves, hat and sunglasses. At first Griselda associated this with his European upbringing, but Anton assured her it was simply sensitivity to the sun. His pale skin, dark hair and hypnotic eyes just made him all that more handsome. Griselda was wined and dined on champagne and elegant cuisine each night and then danced until dawn. Although Griselda was there to work, Aunt Matilda was ecstatic over Anton’s fascination with her niece. If anything, Aunt Matilda seemed almost relieved.
If Griselda hadn’t been so blinded by Anton’s charisma and attention, she would have remembered Aunt Matilda was not a nice person. Griselda was not her aunt’s first paid traveling companion. There was a long list and they never remained passed one trip and were never heard from again. The family said they all ran away since Aunt Matilda was such a vile person.
On a starry night, beneath a full moon, when Anton asked her to spend the rest of her life with him, Griselda thought she died and gone to heaven. Heaven it was not. She managed to croak out a barely audible acceptance before Anton gathered her in his arms and kissed her long and hard. The kiss left her dizzy and flushed as he peppered soft kisses on her face, along her jaw and down her neck.

And then … Unconsciously, Griselda touched the two puncture marks on her neck and heaved another heavy sigh. Damn Aunt Matilda for selling her off to a Vampire for wealth and immortality. Damn Anton for taking an innocent girl’s dreams and turning them into nightmares. And damn herself for thinking such a sophisticated man like Anton could ever love a frumpy girl like Griselda.
Anton did confess after the deed was done that he had not meant to turn her into a creature of the night. He did truly care for her; as much as a Vampire could care for anyone. She was merely payment for a bargain her aunt made with him decades ago.
Now, Griselda was stuck here in this haunted hell of a hotel and relegated to maid status for all eternity. She rose slowly to her feet as the Zombie bellboys entered the deserted hotel bar and dragged out the bodies that were the unwitting ‘party favors’ for Anton’s guests the night before.
My job is to clean up the aftermath. Griselda cursed at the Zombies as their carelessness left a trail of blood in their wake. With a grunt, Griselda dropped a soaking wet mop on the wooden floor and began the backbreaking job of scrubbing it clean.
Another fine mess.

THE END

Clothing

Outfit: Sorumin – “Sexy Maid Gacha” (Maitreya)

Corset: GizzA – “Passion and Glory [Female] Corset” (BoM, store closed)

Tights: Izzie’s – “Tights Black” (BoM)

Shoes & Socks: friday – “Suzy T-Straps (Coal)” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)

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

Duster & Headpiece: LiViD – “The Bloody French Maid”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Epoque – “Ever – Genetic” (store closed)

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

Wounds: -Lepunk- – “Burn Face” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Wounds 1: [POUT!] – “Ouch! My Chest – Chest Injuries” (BoM)

Wounds 2: Ladybird – “Bite Marks – Lighter” (BoM)

Wounds 3: Ladybird – “Gripped – Fading” (BoM)

Wounds 4: NEON – “Bitten – Body Bites (Full)” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: selfmade

Room: DRD – “Scarlett Hotel Ballroom/Theatre Rezzer v1.0” – NEW @ Scarlett Bay

Deco Set 1: DRD – “SH – Le Basilic” – NEW @ Scarlett Bay

Deco Set 2: DRD – “SH – Barnett” – NEW @ Scarlett Bay

Deco Set 3: DRD – “Scarlett Hotel – “Bistro” – NEW @ Scarlett Bay

Deco Set 4: DRD – “Scarlett Hotel – Bar Royal” – NEW @ Scarlett Bay

DRD – “Scarlett Hotel – Grande piano – Opened” – NEW @ Scarlett Bay

DRD – “Scarlett Hotel – Office – file cabinet” – NEW @ Scarlett Bay

DRD – “Scarlett Hotel – Lobby – Luggage cart” – NEW @ Scarlett Bay

DRD – “Scarlett Hotel – Lobby – Luggage”

DRD – “Chartbusters – broom static”

[ContraptioN] – “Props: Wrapped Corpse Set BOXED”

22769 – “Rusty Bucket – COMMON”

{what next} – “Housekeepers Box Decor (cream)”

Story

Anne Daumig

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

We are the warriors that built this town…

As a child you would wait
And watch from far away
But you always knew that you’d be the one
That work while they all play
In youth you’d lay
Awake at night and scheme
Of all the things that you would change
But it was just a dream
[- League of Legends -]

Clothing

Outfit: Black Cat Creations – “Genesis Suit” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Abstrakt Event // November 2021

Shoes: L’Emporio – “::*Zohar*::” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Man Cave Event // November 2021

Accessories

Mask: Butanik83 – “Scavenger Mask” – NEW @ Salvage Station // November 2021

Collar: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Choker Erald Bolt” (unrigged)

Bullet Belt: Bauhaus Movement – “Ella / Dust Bullet Female”

Belt: Asphyxya – “Army Belt Female 1.2”

Backpack: DRD – “Wasteland Backpack – HERS – Brown”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: DOUX – “Joya Hair Style [S]”

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

Head, B0dy & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “::*Athan II” (Bento)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

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

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Game Over” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

Dirt: persephone – “apocalyptic // body dirt – full” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials) – NEW @ Salvage Station // November 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Location: Bartertown

Scenery: Dirty Rat – “Bell Shelter / DECOR” – NEW @ Salvage Station // November 2021

Weapon: [lvl.9] – “The Loaded Question”) – NEW @ Salvage Station // November 2021

Rats: JIAN – “Classic Rat Collection”

Dog: Rezz Room – “Imperial Doberman Animesh V2”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin