Tuning in on your Saxophone

TUNES

You’ll never know that you had all of me.
You’ll never know the poetry you’ve stirred in me.
Of all the stars I’ve seen that shine so brightly,
I’ve never known or felt in myself so rightly,
It’s in me.
And you know it’s for real.
Tuning in on your saxophone.

[- Kate Bush -]
Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox – “Kyla Jacket & Bodysuit”  – NEW @ Equal 10 // August 2021

Accessories

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

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

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

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

Necklace: AsteroidBox – “Emery Jelwery – Female Fit”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Wisdom” – NEW @ MOM // July 2021

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Akasuna”

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

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

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose (incl. Instrument): .:Tribal Tuesday:. – “Feel the Jazz” (Bento)

Particles: **CC** – “Popstars (Smokey) – NEW @ Crystal Heart Festival // August 2021

Speakers:crate – “Sound Station Speaker 1”

Wall Posters 1: DRD – “Neglected Bedroom – Posters A”

Wall Posters 2:DRD – “Neglected Bedroom – Posters B”

Record Shelf: 22769 – “The Record Shop – Records For Sale 1” (Gacha, Common)

Microphone: Wimey – “Speakeasy Microphone”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

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

A thousand lies have made me colder…

Created for E-Clipse Magazine April 2021 – https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_april_2021

TUNES

Everything I know, and anywhere I go,
It gets hard but it won’t take away my love.
And when the last one falls, when its all said and done.
It gets hard but it won’t take away my love.
[- 3 Doors Down -]
Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: toksik – “Bloodlust” (Maitreya, Flat)

Accessories

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: DOUX – “Valentina [S]”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On Flat Chest V1.0”

Ears: BoD – “Sasha Crosses”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Vivien De’Lancoure

JACKALOPE – “The Witching Hour Backdrop”

22769 – “House of lost Souls – Stepstones” (Gacha, Common)

DRD – The Cemetery – Angel Statue – Those We Love

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone Cross – Anastasia

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – Cornwell

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – Huber

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – Joan

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – Joel

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – Joseph

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – Lakley

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – Margaret

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – 1

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – 2

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – 3

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – 4

DRD – The Cemetery – Headstone – 5

DRD – The Cemetery – Ground Roots – Large

Models & Stylists

Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Music was my first Love…”

A tribute to Victoria Frances – Created for E-Clipse Magazine April 2021 – https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_april_2021

TUNES

Music was my first love
And it’ll be my last
Music of the future
And music of the past.
To live without my music
Would be impossible to do
In this world of troubles
My music pulls me through

[- John Miles -]
Accessories

Headpiece: Moon Elixir – “Mushroom Thorn Crown” (Gacha, Common)

Horns: Storybook – “Curse – Aged”

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Waste”

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – Erin 2.5″

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

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

Freckles & Veins: Izzie’s – “Body Veeins & Cellulite 01 + Freckles” + “Neck Freckles 01 (warm)” (BoM)

Dirt: Izzie’s – “Dirt light” (BoM)

Ears: .:BoD:. – “Sasha Crosses”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Vivien De’Lancoure

Backdrop: JACKALOPE – “The Witching Hour Backdrop”

Harp: DRD – ” Victorian Musicroom- Harp”

Models & Stylists

Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin

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

My Rage…

TUNES

Everyone’s a sinner, baby
And so are you
We don’t really need a reason
For the things we do

[- De/Vision -]

Yes, finally I found myself in the new Avalon head, but that was quite a journey and without someones help I probably would not have made that…

When I tried the 3 new head releases of LeLUTKA for the Skin Fair 2021, I first liked Ceylon the most. After fooling aournd with all 3, it turned out more and more, that the Avalon head features most of the things I like for Wicca’s face. It takes me in forever if I am finally willing to change to a new head, to find the right skin, the right mods, make the perfect shape… that is why I usually avoid changing heads often for my main character – blogging other heads is a totally different thing, that I actually enjoy, as I can built a character I have in mind at that moment when I do the pictures.

I wanted to try a look with an Albino skin – as I always loved the special features of that very special kind of skins – plus my I had the imagination my “no brows” policy would look lovely with that. I tried various skins from various brands inworld and from Marketplace. It seems I have a different vision of an Albino skin that most of the other have. All I found was either something Goth/Vampire looking or some cute, pale, rose skins with glowy cheeks and/or glossy, kissy lips kinda girly/dolly looking – that was not what I wanted…

A little frustrated I gave up on that thought and just went further with looking for pale, porcelain looking skins. And as fate plays out, you find what you are looking for completely unexpected. I was looking though one of the weekly sales events and my eyes got stuck on a skin. Unfocused and fidgety as I am, something came up and I got distracted. A few hours later I had a talk with Vivien and she reminded me of that skin again and I jumped over there trying it. When I saw what it did to my head, I was just speechless. I never had heard from that skin brand before and what I saw did really blow me away. A skin, very detailed, amazingly toned and without the typical girly look on it even without any face mods – not yet as edgy as I like it, but better than anything I was trying before. Certainly it was just the face as so often lately – I come from a time (before appliers came who made it reasonable to part the skin in body and head as you needed one applier for each) where skins used to be in one piece and not split up in head and body if both are “layers” (BoM) – so I took a look, how much the body part would be and how it looks on my body. I was amazed when I saw, that the body skin had an affordable prize as well and so I got face and body skin.

Back at my working space I sat down and worked on my shape for hours – If you ever tried to make a new shape from scratch, you know how long that can take. After 5 or more hours I finally was satisfied and happy and wanted to share my result with dear friends of mine. So I knocked at their screen with an IM and got a teleport. When I arrived there, I still was so excited about my new “me” and asked, what both of them would think about and I got weird and confusing answers like “Maybe you should fix your eyes they are poking out a little” or “Maybe the piercings need a little adjustment as they look out of place”. I was completely confused… I usually look very closely on my attachments and how can rigged eyes made for the head look out of place?!? I mean I know both of them are perfectionists like me and so I started struggling and caming on myself again, but I didn’t see what they seemed to see. So I did a gayzo and showed them my view. I got 2 gyazos in return and my blood froze in my veins – THAT was not even close to what I saw. The first things I could imagine was trying to undeform my avatar, which didn’t do anything so I came to the idea of toggling my shape with an older one… and then I was shocked. When I opened my current outfit folder, I saw that I am not wearing any shape at all! It was a huge surprise, because usually you cannot take off a shape completely! I went to my shapes folder and realized, the shape I was working on wasn’t there at all and some of the shapes I made the days before were missing, too. I opened the last safed shape and looked at the date and it said 3rd of March – We have beginning of April now!!! WTF?!? Ok, we all know SL and how it can act up sometimes, so the first thing I did was I relogged, hoping that it would just be a bug and that would fix it. When I came back, the shapes were still gone and I realized there are other complete folders missing too in my objects folder. Slowly panic raised up my throat and I thought I might have to clear cache, since I didn’t do that for a while – again nothing… I know it is just Second Life and I know that a shape isn’t something to whine about. BUT if you spent like a whole day to make something and then it is gone, you have nothing to remake it 100% again, as you didn’t make notes of any numbers… It IS god damn frustrating and I found myself in a mixture of madness, sadness, anger and rage. It was at the middle of the night and I was the only awake person in the house, so I could not even talk to someone and yell out my feelings to get rid of them. But if you have really close friends on SL, they even can “smell” though the web, over the ocean, what you are going through and all of a sudden you get an unexpected call. First I was scared to take the call as I didn’t want anyone to hear in what a condition I was, but if you respect someone, value his friendship and especially if it someone that shares your certain lifestyle, you better pick up that call. So to the mixture of already existing emotions, I felt nervosity adding and I was lightly scared as well, but I took that call – it turned out that it was the best thing I could have done. Even if he sounded serious and partwise firm, he calmed me down and he pulled me out again from that dark corner I was starting to draw myself back to. I still was mad about what had happened and sweared to just trash the whole idea of that new head and go back to my existing one. But that didn’t seem an option for him either and he tried to insist on the fac,t I just should restart from scracth and that if I made it once, I can do it again. At the end of the call he sent me to bed to get some rest and to a fresh restart on the next day – I didn’t see that happening at that point, but since the sun already was rising, I logged out and went to bed. I still hoped it was an SL bug and maybe I would login the next day and everything would be back to normal.

Certainly that wasn’t the case and I alredy switched back to my old look when I got an IM with a new vendor picture – The Hunger tattoo, which kinda became a trademark for me on my old face, made for the new EvoX heads. DAMN… suddenly I did remeber that I was harassing him at least 3 times yesterday, to make a version for the new EvoX heads – he said he would do that when he feels like it is time to do so. And now…? I felt it was kinda on purpose, to force me back to work on that new Avalon head… how mean… and how effective! Today I just wanted to do a quicky of my new look, but I will take those glasses off soon to showcase that incredible new version of the Hunger tattoo made b Nefekalum Tattoos. This new version for EvoX comes in different colors and matching materials for your LeLUTKA EvoX head. The reason why I am saying that, would be that I know it will go on the Wanderlust Weekend sale on the 10th and 11th of April and you have the unique chance to get that incredible, amazing design for only 50L$ before it rises to its regular price at them Nefekalum Tattoos main store!!!

Thank you Sir Skye, for catching me in that particular night and for the time you spent to talk to me… and certinly as well for making me sit down on my ass and work on that shape again 😉

Accessories

Horns: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Magnus Horns”

Glasses: -SU!- – “Esme Glasses Silver”

Face Chain: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gunnhild Cross Goth” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky // March 2021

Septum: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inferno”

Gloves: Skellybones – “Rae Gloves” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

Nails: [CX] – “Essential Dirty Claws (Original)” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Nightfall”

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger – EvoX” (EvoX BoM, Materials) – NEW @ Mainstore for Wanderlust Weekend // April 10th-11th

Face Scratches: Glam Affair – “Face Scratches 02” (EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Avalon 3.0”

Ears: Aii & Ego – “Dark Elf Ears” (Bento)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Background: DRD – “Powergaming Shed”

Pose: Amitie – “Hands & Co. II”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Surrender?

TUNES

Even though I know what I’m looking for
She’s got a brick wall behind her door
I’d travel time and confess to her
But I’m afraid she’d shoot the messenger

Every word, every thought, every sound
Every touch, every smile, every frown
All the pain we’ve endured until now
All the hope that I lost, you have found

Surrender

[- Billy Talent -]

I am still fooling around with the new “Ceylon 3.0” head from LeLUTKA. I wanted to try the classic button on the HUD to see what the head looks like if I choose that genius option, plus I wanted to see how my face mods (which are all not yet EvoX compatible) look on that face and what they to do it 😉

For my set I used some of the new group gifts, which DRD offer for their new store opening. You won’t believe it but every section has its own group gift!So you can get 5 at once at the moment!!! What is even more cool.. they packed some of their older designs into a huge container (you can find that at the right side of the building at the landing spot) calling it “Holy shit wtfbbq Retro Box”. “Some” might be a little underestimated as you can find like 700+ items in there and DRD will keep adding stuff. Now the unbelievable… it only costs 4000L$ and you will get a lifetime free update! So the price might grow up over the time, but if you get it now… you get all the coming goodies for free!

Now you might want to know where that kick-ass cool outfit comes from… it is a mix and match of 2 AsteroidBox designs. The shirt you will find at the actual round of Anthem while the shorts should be at the main store by now.

I still see so many cool things in that “Holy shit wtfbbq Retro Box”… I should get back to my platform and build some more scenes with them for new pictures 😉

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Maria Shirt” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Anthem // March 2021

Pants: AsteroidBox – “Natalia Shorts” (Maitreya)

Socks: -SU!- – “Garter Socks Nylon BLACK” (BoM)

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

Accessories

Collar: Badwolf – “Wind-Up Collar”

Rings: L’Emporio&PL – “*Essentia*” (Maitreya, Bento)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: DOUX – “Valentina Hairstyle [S]”

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

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Ceylon 3.0” – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes” (LeLutka HD Applier)

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

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

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

Freckles 1: LeLUTKA – “Freckles.004” (BoM)

Freckles 2: Izzie’s – “Neck Freckles 01 (warm) 60%” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:. BASE XH4”

Deco 1: DRD – RETRO – “Mad Lab – lab T#458 vaccuum c/m” (Gacha, WTF Box)

Deco 2: DRD – RETRO – “Mad Lab – lab PW# 52-9b powercore c/m” (Gacha, WTF Box)

Deco 3: DRD – “Apocalyptic Radio Station” – NEW Group Gift Post Apocalyptic Section // March 2021

Deco 4: DRD – “Industrial Refurbished Lamp” – NEW Group Gift Post Grunge // March 2021

Weapon: -Nebur Cyborg- – “Revolver.gun.27 – LH”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Loving the monsters always ends badly for the humans. It’s a rule.”

Made for Eclipse Magazine // January 2021 // https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_january_2021

“Loving the monsters always ends badly for the humans. It’s a rule.”

[- Laurell K. Hamilton -]

For the current issue of the Eclipse Magazine, again I was allowed to showcase a role play genre. My choice this time was Vampires. I wanted to cover the more traditional and vintage side of it as well as the modern one.

For the more traditional, Victorian one I had the great pleasure, to get some company from Vivien Delancoure. It is always fun to do picture with friends, but usually I just do not dare to ask, as sometimes I take ages until I have my final pose, shot and background. I hate to waste others peoples time. With Vivien it was different. She is a blogger as well, making wonderful pictures and creates most of her poses by herself – Just take a look at her Flickr HERE. So she knows how long it can take and that made me brave enough to ask her, if she would like to join me for a picture. Her style is usually goth-romantic or dark romantic, which already was perfect for what I was going for. She was so sweet and patient and made the whole shoot to a lot of fun combined with a lovely chitchat 😉 I have a feeling, that this will be not our last shoot together as it really was awesome to work with her.

Thank you Vivien, for your time, patience and a new growing friendship I do not want to miss again 😉

My style you can find – like usual – below this post. For Vivien’s look, just take a look at her blog HERE.

Clothing

Coat: Hotdog – “Bloodsucker Tailcoat” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: -SU!- – “Midnight Doll Sunglasses”

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Magika – “Irene”

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

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – Erin 2.5″

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ear”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: oOo – “Taste Two” (slightly edited)

Scenery: DRD – “Bloodcroft Castle” (Gacha)

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.82”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Models

Vivien Delancour & Wicca Merlin

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Powerless

TUNES

Master of puppets, I’m pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can’t see a thing
Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream
Master!

[- Metallica -]

What a week… don’t you hate that, if things go like 180 degrees the other way as you planned it? I am one of those, who like to at least plan a week ahead, what I do have to do, what I want to do and what I am supposed to do. I usually hardly can focus on things and I keep forgetting things very quickly – my friends know that and thank god they are not too mad with me usually *snickers* – and that is why I usually at least make a rough draft on a piece of paper or my calendar for each week.

Corona and the closing of the schools already messes that up weekly and if something else comes across, it can instantly become a disaster. That is what happened the past week. Blessedly it did all calm down and I finally could manage to get all done.

That gives me the time to post today. I know the Puppet Show gacha isn’t a new release from Moon Amore, but sometimes things need time until the “kiss me” and I know what I want to do with them 😉 I do enjoy the changeover from new releases, things I got because I liked them, but didn’t have the right inspiration and all time favorites. Many tried to tell me a blog always has to be up to date and you only can use things once – I completely disagree with that. My blog is my personal sandbox and I can play the way I like to play 😉 Certainly I will have new releases which I found in stores and on events, or amazing designs I got from my incredible, awesome sponsors, but as well there are times where I just can fool around with things out of my inventory and create pictures just the way I feel in that very moment 😉

Exactly that happened a few days ago with the Puppet Show gacha from Moon Amore and I really enjoyed playing with it as you can see ♥

Clothing

Dress: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show /Puppet Master Dress” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Gloves: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show /Muse Gloves”( Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Stockings: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show / Scene Stockings – Blood” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Romina” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show / Triada Tiara” (Gacha, Common)

Collar: AsteroidBox – “Crystal Collar”

Hair & Makeup

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

Eye Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger // Tattoo” & “Hunger // Sclera Overlay”

Hair: MINA Hair – “Audrie”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Sweet Love” (BoM)

Tattoo 2: TF – “Veins With Eye Shading” (BoM)

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon – “Puppet Set”

Set:

DRD – “Antique Shoppe – Old Door Display”

DRD – “Antique Shoppe – Gramaphone Display”

DRD – “MS – Fortune Telling Chair”

:MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show / Puppeteer Hand – Gold”

CURELESS [+] – “BunnyDoll / Shoulder / BEIGE”

CURELESS [+] – “BunnyDoll / Hold / BEIGE”

CURELESS [+] – “BunnyDoll / Hanging / BEIGE”

:MoonAmore: – “Caged soul / Hojalata Bird – OpenWings (Fire)” (Gacha, Common)

:MoonAmore: – “Caged soul / Hojalata Bird – Stand (Fire)” (Gacha, Common)

:MoonAmore: – “Caged soul / Hojalata Bird – Flying (Fire)” (Gacha, Common)

Serenity Style – “Bella .-Broken Mirror”

Stylist, Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Blessed Be

A new year has begun… 2021! Let’s see what it has for all of us 😉

We are still in the dark season and I am enjoying doing the darker stuff anyway – but you know that already.

Today I am posting something which I planned to put into a magazine but apparently it wasn’t released in December as planned. I thought before it vanishes into the Nirvana, I will add some more pictures and make a blog post out of it 😉

So here we go!

Most of the designs I found at the Saturnalia event (I really hope they will do more events as their team really does amazig work and something different) –  such a super amazing event, directed to the more traditional and naturally side of the Christmas time. To me it was such a relief to see that Christmas isn’t just all shiny gold & red, not just the Santa Claus, Cola Truck, modern, profit-oriented, video game console Christmas. There is people like me who can see the more traditional, mystical and nature-loving Christmas – or even remember what Yule means 😉 For those who do not know, just lemme show, what Wikipedia has to say about it, as it might sound better than me trying to describe it with my limited English words *snickers*

“Yule or Yuletide (“Yule time” or “Yule season”) is a festival historically observed by the Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the original celebrations of Yule to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin, and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Mōdraniht.

Later departing from its pagan roots, Yule underwent Christianised reformulation, resulting in the term Christmastide. Some present-day Christmas customs and traditions such as the Yule log, Yule goat, Yule boar, Yule singing, and others may have connections to older pagan Yule traditions. Terms with an etymological equivalent to Yule are still used in Nordic countries and Estonia to describe Christmas and other festivals occurring during the winter holiday season. Today, Yule is celebrated in Heathenry and other forms of Neopaganism, as well as in LaVeyan Satanism.”

[- Wikipedia -]

I am still at home while the state is fighting and debating weather to open up stores and schools again or just one of both or none… to me it slowly becomes a joke and the measures get more and more opaque and difficult to comprehend. People get more and more disaffected. And even if I hate to admit that, I start understanding them. They are not against any rules – I am not speaking of all those who deny the existence of Covid or those who spread weird conspiracy theories – the normal mainstream crowd, who just don’t understand all this back and forth politics. How you can say schools can be open with 20-30 people,  inadequate hygiene standards, while bars and restaurants who invested hundreds or thousands of Euros to exactly follow their given rules and as soon as they had everything installed and working, they get closed again while schools and kindergartens are still remain open… anyway, I am not the one to make changes or decisions, but I slowly can understand those how get annoyed and frustrated.

I just will stick at home as much as possible to not risk an infection because of my mother and partner as they are both counted as group at risk members. I will teach and give music lessons online and trying to keep creative in SL and make the best out of it 😉

Happy new year and blessed be!

Clothing

Dress: ERSCH – “Saty” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: [CX] – “Kronos’ Crown (Gold)”

Horns: ::Static:: – “Solstice Spiral Horns”

Nails & Rings: [CX] x BUENO – “Welded Eye (Gold) (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Kustom9 // December 2020

Wings: Jinx – “Simple Bento Wings

Staff: Lux Aterna – “[Der Heilige Nikolaus] Staff”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: MINA Hair – “Emilia”

Eyeshadow: APOTHIC – “Venus . Eyeshadows” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Lipstick: APOTHIC – “Venus . Lips” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Fceshading 1: Skoll – “Tva Eyes2 Terra” (BoM)

Fadeshading 2: LuluB! – “Saturna – Conturing – Black” (BoM)

Face Marks: Skoll – “Tva marks TINT ME” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5” (Boundless)

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Memento Mori” (BoM) – NEW @ Men only Monthly // December 2020

Legs/Legtattoo: Astralia – “North Pole Faun Legs (dark/gold)” (Maitreya, Maitreya Applier, Gacha, Common)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.82”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

LB – “GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons 7Li”

[we’re CLOSED] – “shrub large bare”

DRD – “The Cemetery – Ground Roots”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Tree Trunk”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – SpellBook”

DRD – Forest Ritual Site – Treestump

DRD – The Cemetery – Angel Statue – Those We Love

JIAN – “Fallow Fawn”

JIAN – “Gray Fox”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin