Steampunk Heart

TUNES

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

[- R.K. Summers -]

Clothing

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

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

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

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

Accessories

Hat: Insomnia Angel – “Steampunk Top Hat”

Collar: Insomnia Angel – “Gear Collar”

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

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH – “Hair CP006”

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Avalon 3.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Wthered Berzerker Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

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

Poses, Props & Tools

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

Pose: Selfmade

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

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

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

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Sky Pirates

TUNES

Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
Of wire thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play.

[- Janice T -]

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Albian Shirt” (Maitreya Flat) – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Pants incl. Shoes: AsteroidBox – “Elise Leggings & Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Hat: !R! – “Peaked Cap/Wearable”

Collar: AsteroidBox – “Crystal Collar”

Backpiece: Garmonbozia – “Divinity Halo Eye 1” – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Rings: RAWR! – “Chronos Rings” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Nails: RAWR! – “Chronos Nails” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Sintiklia – “Lou Bento FITTED”

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

Scars 1 & Eyes:  TF: – “Antikrist” (BoM) – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Scars 2: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – Erin 2.5″

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

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

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity – “Me Time-4m” (Bento)

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

Deco 1: *HEXtraordinary* – “Victorian Frog Taxidermy – The Duel” – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Deco 2: [REQUISITION] – “The Minuteman’s Musket” – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Deco 3:  [ kunst ] – “Wine Barrel” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ The Engine Room // March 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ Engine Room // March 20th – April 20th

The Parthena Top by Wicca’s Originals challenges the idea that Steampunk styles needs to be so modest. The prominent folded collar with the big stamped metal faux buttons of the plunging neckline keeps with the ‘overcoat’ aesthetic, but that’s where the similarities end. The teasing crop-top cut of the top and the single, delicate clasp in the front show off plenty of midriff, which is perfect for showing off any tattoos, piercings, or other accessories decorating your midsection. This smart, sexy top dares to be bold and sends the message that the wearer isn’t as repressed as the Victorian-inspired genre might suggest. Comes in 10 color palettes and is fitted for Maitreya Lara, Maitreya Petite, Legacy, and Legacy Perky bodies.

Event Location: Engine Room

Travelling through the Pages of Time

TUNES

Several hundred years before
A gambler and a monk embarked
On a long trek through the endless prairies of the North
They had a fierce debate
About God and chance and fate
And to resolve it, agreed a game of cards indeed be played
The game went on all day
And through the next and next they played
And around them a shelter was built to shield the rain
A street around the shelter formed
Then a church, a house, a bar
New Albion today
With bustling streets, machines, cafes
And the nice, the wise, the eccentric and insane
The mafia’s run by
A red haired dwarf with just one eye
Whose affairs he decides with a pair of silver dice
Over the Zeppelin Union Pilots
A castrati boss presides
And we hear his song each afternoon as he flies by
There’s prisons made of lead
And gargoyles of iron shreds
[- Paul Shapera, The Dolls of New Albion -]

Clothing

Outfit: *:..Silvery K..:* – SteamDancerina” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Shoes: Hotdog – “Gaiter Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Accessories

Glasses: Air – “Etienne f_gold_CM” – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Kalisha” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .EscalateD. – “Glencora V1”

Hairbase: LeLUTKA – “EvoX.Hairbase.037” (EvoX BoM, Part of the Avalon Head)

Eyeshadow: LeLUTKA – “EvoX.Eyeshadow.021” (EvoX BoM, Part of the Avalon Head)

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Aliea (Gold) // EvoX Tattoo” (EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Electic Event // March 2021

Lipstick: LeLUTKA – “EvoX.

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Avalon 3.0” – NEW @ SkinFair // March 2021

Head Skin: LeLUTKA – “FACE – lel EvoX AVALON” (Part of the Avalon Head) – NEW @ SkinFair // March 2021

Freckles: LeLUTKA – “EvoX.Freckles.013” (EvoX BoM, Part of the Avalon Head)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Myself

Cane (incl. Shoulderpose): Badwolf – “Steamskull Cane” – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Location

Drune Diesel City

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Black Widow

TUNES

“Leaving lepidoptera… Please, don’t touch the display,
Little boy, aha cute! Moving to the next aisle we have
Arachnida, the spiders, our… Finest collection.
This friendly little devil is the heptothilidi,
Unfortunately harmless. Next to him, the nasty licosa
Raptoria, his tiny fangs cause creeping ulcerations of
The skin (laugh). And here, my prize, the Black
Widow. Isn’t she lovely?… And so deadly. Her kiss is
Fifteen times as poisonous as that of the rattlesnake.
You see her venom is highly neurotoxic, which is to say
That it attacks the central nervous system causing
Intense pain, profuse sweating, difficulty in
Breathing, loss of consciousness, violent convulsions
And, finally… Death. You know what I think I love the
Most about her is her inborn need to dominate,
Possess. In fact, immediately after the consummation
Of her marriage to the smaller and weaker male of the
Species she kills and eats him…(laugh) oh, she is
Delicious… And I hope he was! Such power and dignity
… Unhampered by sentiment. If I may put forward a
Slice of personal philosophy, I feel that man has ruled
This world as a stumbling dimented child-king long
Enough! And as his empire crumbles, my precious Black
Widow
shall rise as his most fitting successor!”
[- Vincent Price, Intro to the Alice Cooper Song BlackWidow -]

Clothing

Top: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Leon} Corset Shirt” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Pants: *LX* – “Gina Shorts Black” (Maitreya)

Socks: {Luxuria} – “Fall/Winter 18 Thigh High Socks” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: Hotdog – “Gaiter Boots” (Maitreya)- NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Accessories

Glasses: +koii+ – “Clockwork Glasses” – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Earphones: Butanik83 – “Steam Hearing Amplifier” – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Headpiece: Zibska – “Tempus” – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Rings: RAWR! – “Chronos Rings” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Nails: RAWR! – “Chronos Nails” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Spiderlegs: {aii & ego} – “Tsuchigumo Bento Spider Legs” (Bento, Animated) – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Hair & Makeup

Eyeshadow 1: – Gorsimi – – “GOMF Shadows 1” (BoM)

Eyeshadow 2: – Gorsimi – – “Strut Shadows” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Face Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Composite (Face) #05” (BoM) – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Eye Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Dusted (Gold)” (BoM) – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

Hair: #CHAIN – “Olya”

Head, Body & Tattoo

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

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Archnid HD Eyes” (LeLutka Evo. HD Applier)

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

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Composite #05” (BoM) – NEW  Engine Room /// March 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon Poses

Backdrop: [CX] – “The Vault”

Chains: [CX] – “Rusty Chains”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Darkness is our Cloak

“Darkness is your cloak. Fear is your ally. Wickedness is your manna.”

[- Stephen Hunt, The Court of the Air-]

Finally I can start my couple post series for the Engine Room! Usually I am only doing single pictures, the more I enjoy if I can talk my partner Redclaw into redressing and let me do some pictures with him. He rarely redresses or wants to appear on my pictures, but thanks to Akira… he has to*grins*

Today we are showcasing some of the designs of the Engine Room, an event I personally love to go to, as it does highlight some niece corners of Second Life roleplay and designs. I always was more on the fancy side of fashion and so this event is perfect for me.

I would start our couple series with designs from Hotdog, kosmii, bonbon, SEKA, Requisition & Varonis. As you can see we are wearing a partner look jacket, which was made by Hotdog. The waistcoat looking design has dangerous, long spikes at the shoulders, which give them an amazing rough touch. We both decided to defend us with the super detailed pistol from Requisition, while our taste for the eye patch was different. Red goes with an am amazing piece from Seka, while I decided to use the one from kosmii.

I hope you will enjoy our little couple series for the Engine Room as much as we did with doing the pictures for the coming mini series 😉

On Her
Clothing

Jacket: Hotdog – “Porcupine Jacket. Brown” – NEW @ Engine Room

Pants: Hotdog – “Knickerbockers . plain” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Eyepatch: kosmii – “Lance Eyepatch L [silver]” – NEW @ Engine Room

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Hat: bonbon – “Martha Hair” – NEW @ Engine Room

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Left Arm: Wicca’s Originals – “Eagleden Arms” (Maitreya)

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

On Him
Clothing

Jacket: Hotdog – “Porcupine jacket. Black” (Gianni) – NEW @ Engine Room

Pants: Wicca’s Originals – “Wyatt Pants” (Gianni)

Leg & Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – “Eagleden Legs” (Gianni)

Accessories

Eyepatch: SEKA – “Rusti Eye R” – NEW @ Engine Room

Hair & Makeup

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ – “Viking Hair – Gents – Equinox”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: Catwa – “Danielv3.2”

Body: Signature – “Gianni”

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1”

On Both
Poses, Props & Tools

Gun: [REQUISITION]  -“The Finicky Flintlock” – NEW @ Engine Room

Pose: Drunk Panda – “Fight for you” (Couple Pose, Bento, modified)

Background: VARONIS – “Dornenburg Scene” – NEW @ Engine Room

Models & Photographer

Wicca Merlin & Redclaw Inshan

Wicca’s Originals @ Engine Room // Halftime Release // October 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ Engine Room // Halftime Release // September 20th – October 20th

Looking for a touch of something different and eye-catching in your footwear? The Celestine Boots 2.0 are an update of a Wicca’s Originals creations. On the flattering fashion side, a sleek, soft leather hugs the lower leg, and sports high lacing all the way up the front of the boots. This is contrasted with a more rugged style which may be more at home in steampunk or western stylings. A pair of spur style buttons hold a patterned leather strap in place on the shin, and the metal tip of the boot and solid, bulky metal heel promise a distinct ‘click’ with every step. Whether they just match your aesthetic or you’re looking for boots to go with an appropriate costume this holiday season, these highly detailed, unique boots are a great choice. The leather and metal each come in 10 color options, which can be mixed as desired, for Maitreya, Legacy, Slink, and Freya feet.

Event Location: Engine Room

Wicca’s Originals @ Engine Room // September 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ Engine Room // September 20th – October 20th

The Wickham Hat and the surprise it holds is a must-have for any steampunk enthusiast. This latest offering by Wicca’s Originals is a combination of felt and metal, in the image of a top hat. The styling of gears and pipes, nuts and bolts carries the aesthetic. But what really sets it apart is what is hidden within. The top of the hat can open up, revealing a music or voice player within, using cylindrical audio capture. One brass cylinder can be spouting tunes or recordings, and another cylinder is available to listen to what’s going on and record it. Just wind it up for a meager five minutes and it is good for an hour or recording or playback! The Wickham Hat is a unisex, resizable piece that anyone can wear, and comes in 7 color options. Get yours now!

Event Location: Engine Room

Wicca’s Originals @ The Engine Room 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ The Engine Room 2020 // 20th April – 20th May

Times are stressful, but don’t lose your head! But just in case you do, consider this Elmstone Head by Wicca’s Originals as a replacement. The foundation of the Elmstone Head is a diving helmet, which is bolted to the torso instead of a diving suit. Within, it uses an air-tight seal to maintain your brain in a protective casing. Tubes are connected to air passageways to regulate your breath. The left half of the head if a cosmetic shell to give a more human appearance, whereas the right half of the head is all functional. A phonograph part emit your voice and can pick up sounds, a light sensor over the right eye is able to bring in images. An adjustment knob allows increasing or decreasing the light sensitivity for bright or dark environments. Further up, on the brow, switches and and a dial is present to control rest mode or to turn on low-power mode. In the event of a power-down, the wearer can be jump-started using the bolt on the left of the head plate. May take some getting used to. Wicca’s Originals is not responsible for any lapses in humanity or mental stability caused by prolonged use of the Elmstone head. The metal pieces come in eight different color shades and are finely polished for a nice shine, combining a kind of strange beauty with utility.

The Elmstone Head is rigged for Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass, Legacy and Signature Gianni.

The Overton Arms by Wicca’s Originals are not just any set of steampunk vambraces. Ferroniobium cast plating provides superior protection against even the sharpest blades, but layered on top of the rubber allows the armored material to absorb even ballistic impacts. The shaping also protects the wrist join from intense impact, which is important because these Overton Arms have another secret built up their sleeve. They are powered arms, using kinetic energy stored up through routine movement to later be discharged in mechanically augmented jabs, hooks or uppercuts. A nixie tube display and dial both provide the wearer with a readout on how much potential energy is stored in capacitor near the elbow. Stylish, defensive, and powerful, be sure to get yours today!

The  Overton Arms are made for Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass and Signature Gianni and come in 6 colors with a HUD to customize all the details and parts.

Event Location: The Engine Room

Steampunk Revolution!

TUNES

We’ve got a steampunk revolution
We’re tired of all your so-called evolution
We’ve darted back to 1886
Don’t ask us why; that’s how we get our kicks

Out with the new
In with the old
Out with the new
In with the old

Our underworld isn’t filled with fear
Just brass and copper, leather scrap, and rusty gear
You can keep your hip-hop techno-pop-rock schleppin-dub
I’m on my way to a coal-powered underground vintage pub

Your subculture shops at the mall
We build ours with blowtorch, needle, thread, and leather awl
With our antique clock parts we’ve taken all arts, fine art to fashion
And now we’re spreading worldwide to circle the globe with a furious passion

[Abney Park]

Clothing

Pants & Shoes: Hotdog – “Knickerbockers . Striped” (Maitreya)

Top: Hotdog – “Spencer Jumper . Tartan” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Backpack: [ContraptioN] – “Pressure Pack Type A” (SteamTrunk Vol.1 Subscription Box)

Arm Band: Astara – “Mad Science Armband” (SteamTrunk Vol.1 Subscription Box)

Glasses: -[TWC]- – “Mistic Glasses – Reading”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .EscaleteD. – “Glencora V1”

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “London” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses, Props & Tools

Cat: HEXtraordinary – “Lord Bartleby von Tinkleton Esq. – Companion”

Lantern: !R! – “The Prodigy’s Lantern” (with holding pose)

Book: Hotdog – “Path to Madness Book” (with holding pose)

Follower: HILTED – “Little Bust Rucket – Floaty Flying Version” (SteamTrunk Vol.1 Subscription Box)

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

Location

Port Babagge

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin