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

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

Spell…

TUNES

I know you don’t fall and tell
But darling I know you too well
You don’t think that heaven’s real
So I’ll love you ’til it hurts like hell
‘Til God breaks this spell

[- Niki -]
Accessories

Necklace: AsteroidBox – “Bailey Jewelry – Collar – Smaller Fit”

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: DOUX – “Elijah Hairstyle (S)”

Eyeshadow: LeLUTKA – “EvoX.Eyeshadow.031” (BoM, EvoX)

Lipstick: LeLUTKA – “EvoX.Lipstick.016” (BoM, EvoX)

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Briannon 3.0”

Face Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Bri Layer [LeLutka EvoX] Honey D”

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

Body Skin: Glam Affair – “Body Skin Fit Maitreya” + “Maitreya Petite Breast”

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Photo Booth – Ghostly II”

Pose: <<Nevrose>> – “Edgy Bento Pose 1”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

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

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

Avalon joins the new LeLUTKA 3.0 EvoX Family!

Accessories

Ear & Nose: L’Emporio&PL – “*LEX* :: Piercing Set” – NEW @ Man Cave Event // March 2021

Collar: AsteroidBox – “Caelum Collar” (Maitreya) – UPDATED Version – if you already own it just hit the redelivery terminal!!!

Nails: Formanails – “Eve” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Label” – NEW @ MoM // March 2021

Eyeshadow: LeLUTKA – “LeLUTKA.EvoX.Eyeshadow.043” (part of the new Avalon 3.0 head, BoM, Evo X) – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

Lipstick: LeLUTKA – “LeLUTKA.EvoX.Lipstick.026” (part of the new Avalon 3.0 head, BoM, Evo X) – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Persephones Gaze” (BoM, LeLUTKA EvoX) – NEW @ Mournful Monday // March 15th – March 22nd

Freckles: LeLUTKA – “LeLUTKA.EvoX.Freckles.011” (part of the new Avalon 3.0 head, BoM, Evo X) – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

Head, Body & Tattoo

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

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

Face Skin: Glam Affair – “Tera Layer [LeLUTKAEvoX] Sand E” (BoM, Evo X) – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Akasuna”

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

Body Skin: Glam Affair – “Body Skin Fit – Maitreya ( Fair )” (BoM) – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Photo Booth – Celestial (Dimmed+Lights)”

Pose: shi.s.poses – “BENTO Hand Poses #2” (Bento)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin