!!! 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

There is an answer to the darkest times…

Finally I am able to post something again. Life is really crazy and kinda turned upside down lately for various reasons. They will calm down again that I know, but it is very tiring and exhausting if life takes so much energy and power at once.

I like to say making pictures is holidays for my brain and it is relaxing. 99% of the time that is true as well, if you do not commit to picture assignments, not knowing that your real life hacks in so bad. But I was able to fulfill all those commitments and now I was able to do my own pictures again.

I am not very talkative at the moment and I hope you do not mind, I will be back with stories and short peeks into my life again soon, as soon as my real life gets more straight and calm again.

Today my styles are filled with a lot of AsteroidBox and Eclipse Art Studio designs. I love those designs and after all the stress I wanted to fool around with things I like out of my own comfort zone *winks* Certainly I have credited all designs below my second picture as always and if you need a location just click the bands names for a SURL to their main stores. If the items out at an event, you just need to click on the event behind the item and you will get your direct TP to that one.

I will get back to work and use the time for more pictures and ideas I have stuck in my mind for the past 2 weeks and hope I can realize a few more over the weekend…

See you soon

♥Wicca♥

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Alina Shirt” (Maitreya)
Pants: AsteroidBox – “Iris Shorts” (Maitreya)
Tights: Izzie’s – “Tights black” (BoM)
Shoes: AsteroidBox – “Nico Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Equal10 // March 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)
Blindfold: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Abel Blindfold Female”
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Collar: [CX] – “Spellbound Collar” – NEW @
Bracers: Blindfold: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Jordi Forearm” (Maitreya)
Rings & Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Infernal Claw” (Maitreya, Bento)
Belt: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Bondage POSH belt” (Maitreya)
Knees: duckie – “Leg Bands black” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Abby 1”
Branding: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Lucky (Both/Red)” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Tattoo:  .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo No Remorse ( Dark )” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose (incl. Book): Diversion – “Book Lover – 1M” (Bento)
Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop: SEWER”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

It’s Time For Me To Say Goodbye…

It’s Time For Me To Say Goodbye

There comes a time in everyone’s life you need to say ‘no more”. I have reached that time.
When your family makes it clear you were a mistake and never should have been born. I cannot decide what is worse – treating me like I don’t exist or endlessly spewing vile, hateful comments at me.

It’s time to pack up the few belongings I have left, because whatever I manage to save up to buy is destroyed to taken away from me. I would rather take my chances out in the ‘cold, hard world’, as my family calls it, then stay here another minute to die a slow, lingering death.

No one will notice I am gone at first; not until they want something. “Anne, when the hell will dinner be ready?” “Anne, why isn’t the laundry done?” “Anne, stop that gawd awful racket this instant!” “Anne, stop reading that book and fix me a snack!”

The house is quiet now. Everyone is asleep, except me. I’m sitting in my tiny bedroom watching the clock as the minutes tick away. Twenty more minutes until Midnight.

Damn, I want a cigarette, but I don’t dare try to smoke one in the house. Everyone in my family smokes like a chimney, but if I even look at one I get hit. If I talk, I get hit. If I move too slowly, I get hit. Because I exist, I get hit.

I fidget with my purse, checking to see if my money is still there, even though I checked five minutes ago. I have to hide the little money I earn; otherwise my family takes it away. They say I owe them for room and board, because they pay for the clothes on my back and the food in my mouth. What a laugh! I barely have a change of clothes and I am only allowed to eat the scraps after everyone else is finished.

They don’t know about the money I make at school tutoring other students or teaching guitar. I don’t dare try to hide it at home, because they are always searching my room. A bank account is not possible either, without their knowledge. The President of the bank is their friend.

No one is on my side, except Mr. Hartley, the janitor at school. He tried once to report the abuse, but the school told him to mind his own business. My family is influential and no one dares say a bad word against them. I don’t blame Mr. Hartley for being afraid. He’s an old man and desperately needs his job. He did show me a place where I could hide my money and he never took a cent.

Ten minutes until Midnight. I can’t help rocking back and forth on my bed. I’m terrified that any minute someone will burst through my bedroom door and I will pay for my folly with bruises and broken bones. If they discover my plan, I may not survive until Midnight. They won’t stop the beating until I am dead. I strain to hear any sounds, but the house is quiet. The quiet makes me even more nervous. I feel like I am going to be sick as I watch another number flip over on the old alarm clock beside my bed.

A dog barks down the street and I nearly jump out of my skin. No, no, no. What will I do if that dog is still outside at Midnight? I offer a silent prayer to God, the universe or whatever is out there that will listen. The commotion finally stops and all is quiet again. I jump up from my bed and press my ear against the door. All is quiet here, too.

I back away from the door on tiptoes and gather my bag, purse and guitar in my arms. My eyes shift to the clock in time to see the numbers roll to 12:00. Midnight. Everything is ready. I already bypassed the alarm on the only window in this stuffy cell of a room. I even dripped liquid soap along the grooves so the window would slide open easily. There is no screen since I am not allowed to open it even for fresh air.

Now the hated window is open for the first time in more years than I can remember and I drop my meager belongings quietly to the ground. I am tempted to look over my shoulder one last time, but there is nothing there I want to remember. The time has come to look forward, not back.

With the window closed again, I gather my things close and stay in the shadows until I am several blocks away. Mr. Hartley is waiting for me at a closed gas station to drive me to the train depot. I bought a ticket weeks ago using the fake ID I made. At the station I start to climb out of the car, but a hand on my arm stops me. I look back to see tears swimming in Mr. Hartley’s eyes and I almost let out a sob.

“Happy birthday, Anne,” he said as he gave my hand a gentle squeeze. Now the tears are flowing down my face. That was the first time in my life I ever heard those words. It would also be the last time. Anne died at Midnight when she turned 18 years old.

I leaned across the seat and brushed a kiss on Mr. Hartley’s leathery cheek before I stuffed my hair inside a ball cap and dash for the platform where my train waited. It’s time for me to say goodbye to my old life.

Susan Beecher was just born.

Clothing

Top & Undershirt: AsteroidBox – “Nancy Sweater” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Kustom9 // February 2022
Pants: Mellowcute – “Vola Shorts night” (Maitreya)
Tights: Izzie’s – “Tights Black (more sheer) (BoM)
Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons” (BoM)
Shoes: cinphul – “ravage IV [stomps]” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // February 2022

Accessories

Cap: cinphul – “ravage IV [cap]” (Group Gift) – NEW @ Mainstore
Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Hand Accessories: L’Emporio&PL – “Ancestral” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Man Cave Event // February 2022

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Slow Fade (A)”
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – “Sultry Smokey Eyeshadow black” (LeL. EvoX BoM)
Mouth: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hush (You Wish/Black)” – (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // February 2022

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Tattoo:  .:Vegas:. – “Wonder ( Dark )” (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Uber // February 2022

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose (incl. guitar case): Secret Poses – “Guitar Case ( posestand)” (Bento)
Bag: HILTED – “Gym Bag – Black”
Backpack: Bleich – “Vodka Backpack – Black”
Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop: LAB X2” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // February 2022

Story

Anne Daumig

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

Fashionable White but Edgy ;)

It has been a while, that I was doing a “fashion” shoot. My focus kinda shifted from clean fashion only to more artistic and emotion filled pictures and I do not regret it at all. But sometimes the little fashionista breaks through again and I see no reason why I should cut her off completely from that 😉 I just might not be as smooth and pretty as I use to in the past *grins*

The reason of this pictures, was a show for Rubedo, done by Cheyenne Sadee under the roof of Madd Modelz. I loved the idea, that we all were asked to dress in white to make the makeup poppy out. It was called for an avant garden look – I decided for a clean and straight one, to not drag the attention from the makeup since that was the purpose and the center of this show. I even put my arms into the pockets of my jacket. That allowed me to keep my posing as minimal as well to really keep the face in the focus. I cannot remember when I thought so much about a styling, but since that was such a special show for such a wonderful and sweet designer, I really wanted all to be perfect. It was one of the coolest shows I was allowed to walk in a while. I was allowed to be me – none told me to change my eyes or take off my scars that I do wear for years now – Thank you for that Chey ♥ It felt great to walk as Wicca and represent a brand that I do blog for as well. I wish sometimes, that we would have more shows like that. Diversity is the key and while a model should be focused to showcase the design instead of the own avatar, facial and body specific features should not be changed too much. We live in 2022 and not in th past, where we use to look all the same sweet and pretty only and SL did develop as well and gives us way more possibilities for personal little trademarks *winks*

I really had fun to dive into a fashion picture again, I hope it won’t be the last time 🙂

Clothing

Outfit: Salt&Pepper – “Cyberized Body Suit” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)
Jacket: TETRA – Tokyo Puffer Jacket” (Maitreya)
Harness: < IDEALIA > – “SAKURA Lingerie” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar: .:Avanti:. – “Nayomi Collar”
Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Belly Chain: NaaNaa’s – “Mazikeen Belly Chain” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Haibase: Tabelau Vivant – “Hang me Up” & “LeLutka EvoX Hairbase 07 – 10”
Eyeshadow: Rubedo – “ludovica 08” (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 Haunted ( Medium)” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: myself
Backdrop: Paparazzi – “SKYBOX – Tagged Warehouse 3”
Lamps: [Dope+Mercy] – “Light Bulb Hanger_Silver”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Grateful Memories…

“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in a time of sorrow.”

[- Robert Louis Stevenson -]

Today something happened, that really threw me out of everything. I wasn’t even awake too long when I got a phone call and she asked me, if I would sit already… then she told me one of my older students from my afternoon school died in a car accident…

I was shocked and had no words. Just yesterday, he was the last of my students in the evening. We made plans how we would go on with the lessons and he – really happy – told me, that he and his girlfriend would have their first anniversary on Tuesday coming week.

He was one of the good, nice and sweet guys –  a rare case of being just 18 years old and just starting to discover the world.

I mean, I am ok somehow… it just feels so weird and surreal. Just a few hours before that all happened, we had a lesson and were joking on Discord while we solved mathematical problems in his homework… I still see the chats on Discord and Whatsapp, when I do look at my cellphone or the PC. I see his picture with his girlfriend on th little icon on Whatsapp and he is just… gone? It is hard to believe or to realize. I tried to go on with the day, but my mind drifts away all the time and then I have to think about him, about yesterday, about his girlfriend and his family.

That is why my picture today might be a little different, but I could not wrap my mind around anything else long enough. So I just thought, I can do this picture and post to maybe process all the feelings and emotions that come with it…

In loving memory of a special young man, taken from out lives too soon…

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Cory Top” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Anthem // February 2022

Pants: AsteroidBox – “Evlin Pants” (Maitreya)

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)

Necklace: AsteroidBox – “Emery Jewelry”

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Posession” (unrigged, Group Gift) – NEW @ Mainstore

Makeup: Rubedo – “aneira – EvoX 13” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”

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

Tattoo:  .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Haunted ( Dark )” (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Men Only Monthly // February 2022

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: selfmade (+ hand pose from Cigs)

Backdrop: MINIMAL – “October Group Gift 2021”

Cigarette & Pack (incl holding pose): [CX] – “Cigs” – NEW @ The Mens Department // February 2022

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

A Gourmet Treat…

A Gourmet Treat

There’s no better way to spend an evening than with friends, enjoying good food. So what if my friends are the furry, four-legged variety. They are always there for me.

I slowly roll back the metal lid on my favorite delicacy and my mouth is watering as the aroma wafts up from the tin. I’ve waited months for this delivery. The supplier was out of stock for so long. Then waiting for it to clear customs. But it finally arrived!

My friends are scurrying around, excited to share in this scrumptious treat. Of course I will share with them, but I claim the first bite.

I dip my fingers into the tin and withdraw the first succulent morsel. The tip of my tongue catches a drop of juice before it falls and I moan in ecstasy. Oh, yea, that’s the good stuff.
Unable to wait any longer, I sink my teeth in. Perfection! Firm, yet tender. This was so worth the wait. Keep your caviar and oysters. Give me pickled eyeballs every time.

Finger lickin’ good!

Clothing

Jacket: Candy Kitten – “Till the End Jacket” (Maitreya)

Top: AsteroidBox – “Anya Top” (Maitreya Petite)

Pants: AsteroidBox – “Iris Shorts” (Maitreya)

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

Accessories

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

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

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

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

Gloves: [CX] – “Ruffian Arm Guards” (Maitreya)

Rings: RAWR! – “Heavy Metal Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: RAWR! – “Heavy Metal Nails” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: bonbon – “Nori Hair” (unrigged)

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

Eye Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Wyvern (Black)” (LeL. EvoX BoM, Materials)

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 Good Feeling ( Dark )” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Paparazzi – “Underground Stairs”

Eyeballs (holdable): Bad Ideas – “Bulbus Oculi”

Rats: JIAN – “Classic Rats”

Story

Anne Daumig

Model, Stylist & Photographer

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 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

Sweet & Soft…

One week to go, then I finally have holidays – just one more week… *dances around*

With all the new jobs and Covid-Numbers are growing again like mad, my real life went upside down and my time for Second Life became really limited. I hope I can be online more constant again, after the holidays now that the jobs got some “routine” and are not anymore so time intense.

I had a little girly-goth moment when I did the pictures for todays post… I have to admit, I really enjoy that sweet and soft Gaia head from LeLUTKA sometimes *winks*

It is nice to have a little selections of different heads and play different characters – that gives me a lot more freedom for different styles and looks without letting Wicca loose her character.

These days it seems I need some kind of complete freedom or looks, styles and picture ideas. Maybe that is the reason why I do experiment a lot with a few of the other amazing LeLUTKA heads and as well with some of the BeSpoke heads – yes, I do have done a few with those, too, that I will post soon. I do not know if that makes sense, but over the years I developed Wicca into a character with her own twists and edges. I mean in the end it is me and I am the one operating her, but she is just once side of the real person behind the screen. Most of us are in Second Life to spend our free time here with fun, excitement, creativity and freedom to do what ever we want as long as we stay legal and law abiding. It does feel wrong to put Wicca into a ballgown ir have her sweet and girly looking, especially because of her trademarks. The silver eyes, being browless, having all those scars she got over the past years and all those special body mods – I just donut want to loose that on her anymore. I was modeling in Second Life for so long and changed my avatar to all kind of looks, but Liam tired of that and I like Wicca how she looks now, so why I should change her, just because someone doesn’t like what she is? It is my avatar, my personal vision. So only me has the right to make or suggest changes on her. I never really thought about that and it never felt as important to me than the past few month – maybe because RL put so much stress and instability on me, I wanted something that only me has the right to choose? But yes that is one of my personal proposals for 2022 and on going 😉

For today I would like to drag your attention to a few amazing designs made by my favorite creators. The amazing dress you can see on the pictures, was made by AsteroidBox. The “Zoya” dress is an amazing, short dress with a sweet little harness and waist corset on top. The HUD is the same as always for AsteroidBox and you get so many amazing choices to combine colors and patterns with the fatpack.

The “No_Books” hair is a cute, loose style from no.match and I guess I used the “Unicorn” color HUD with all the different pastel colors *laughs* , but for that special look it was just perfect. The “Farseer” glasses became to one of my favorite ones. I do love the squared glass and the ornamented temples a lot, they make them look very unique.

The amazing makeup and eyeshadow were made by a wonderful, creative Lady. She runs her own brand “Rubedo” for a few month now and you can find her all over the grid on the best events. What I love is her versatility and how she adapts her designs to various event themes without loosing her trademark. She works a lot with light and pastel colors – even if I sometimes would desire something deep saturated or darker shades – most of them I can make work with Wicca’s face, too.

I really enjoyed my sweet soft moment, but it will stay an exception – I do love Wicca the most and I do have no plans to change her look anytime soon 😉

7 Days until Christmas!

Clothing

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

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

Shoes: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Naamah Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: [CX] – “Farseer Glasses – Silver”

Septum: [CX] – “Epistaxis Septum (Clean)”

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

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

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

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

Bag (incl Arm Pose): AsteroidBox – “Stud Clutch Bag – Right hand (1)”

Garters: NaaNaa’s – “Nareen Garters” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No:Books (size 1)”

Eyeshadow: Rubedo – “Isabeau” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

Face Art 1: Rubedo – “Chloress” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

Face Art 2: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Lipstick: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Tenuous} Lipstick” (Lel. EvoX Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Gaia 3.1″

Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Miho Layer Fair C” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

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

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

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Paparazzi – “BACKDROP – Neon Nightclub 1”

Deco 1: 10T&Co – “Vintage Chocolate Vending Machine Gray”

Poses: Diversion

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin