Hitchhiking…

My favorite part of the year is just about to start with one of my personal favorite events – The engine Room done by Second Life Syndicate!

An event entirely event about steampunk, dieselpunk and all those amazing technical based designs with mostly a Victorian touch somehow – just completely down my personal alley 😉

Today I am coming with a maybe very modern technical style, because the amazing “Technolady Boots” from A&Y are one of the releases for the Engine Room. To show you that you as well can use them for a more modern futuristic look as well and because I am an A&Y freak addicted anyway, I styled it with some of her latest releases as well. As usual the boots come with her amazing HUD that lets you customize so many different parts that let you match it to all kind of looks and styles.

The hair I am using is the first EvoX hairbase coming from no.match and guess what.. it is a gift! Coming in 4 different colors it is a really generous gift with all those new EvoX hairbases 🙂

Speaking of all those amazing designs I do not want to forget that incredible tattoo which I am wearing – certainly from my favorite tattoo maker – comes from Vegas Tattoo. For the Cyber Fair they released a new tattoo with an amazing futuristic look as well coming for EvoX! I am so in love with those tattoos, that come up the neck until the chin that this one for me is a definite must have.

For now I will just go back to my platform to make more pictures of all those amazing new releases of the Engine Room. While Liam doing that, you could just opo over to the event and see by yourself what amazing releases are waiting there for you 😉

Clothing

Top: A&Y – “Raizer Top” (Maitreya)

Jacket: A&Y – “Thrasher Cyber Jacket” (Maitreya)

Pants: A&Y – “Raizer Shorts” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Cyber Fair // September 2021

Shoes: A&Y – “Technolady Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Accessories

Earrings: L’Emporio&PL – “::*Penta*::” (for Lel. EvoX Human Fem Ears) – NEW @ Man Cave // September 2021

Glasses: :::SOLE::: – “SA – AHW Control Visor (Black)” – NEW @ Cyber Fair // September 2021

Piercing: Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing”

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

Collar: A&Y – “Lorna Leather Collar – Mono – 03” (Gacha)

Nails & Rings (right Hand): [CX] – “Shredder Claws – Silver R” (Maitreya, Bento)

Gloves (right Hand): L’Emporio – “::*Fingerless Gloves*::” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Somewhere (Coal)” (Gift, Lel. EvoX Hairbase included)

Forehead/Nose Tattoo: – Pumec – – “Cyberna Beauty Set” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Game Over”(Lel. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Cyber Fair // September 2021

Left Arm: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Infinity Arms”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Diversion – “Urban Girl – 4” (Bento)

Backdrop: Paparazzi – “Opinion Backdrop 1”

Deco 1: Ex Machina – “Space 2099 Crate 1 Black” (Gacha)

Deco 2: Ex Machina – “THX Crate”

Backpack 1: :::SOLE::: – “SA – Backpack LB4 (Camo)”

Backpack 2: :::SOLE::: – “SA – Backpack GNW-01 (Black)”

Katana: >UNGOD – “G4-N7z Sword”

Pistol: Virtul SYL Design– “S5812X right 1.05”

Bat: BAMSE – “Primal – Tank”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

New LeLUTKA Evolution X Line for Skin Fair!

LeLUTKA Evolution X 3.0 is here!

Right in time for the Skin Fair, LeLUTKA brings us again new and exciting heads! This time we have 3 new heads to choose from: Ceylon, Avalon and Briannon.

Today I would like to show you Ceylon 3.0 with all its wonderful new features. When I unpacked the new head I already was completely overwhelmed by all the boxes I found in the box already. So more unpacking and with each box my jaw dropped more… besides the content we all did know from the Evolution line 2.5, we get a lot more of makeup, super cute elf ears (which as well have the same awesome piercings as the human ears). then I spied something  called “EARS – lel EvoX” in 4 different tones and tattoos for the ears in one of the Add-On boxes and got really excited – OMG!

Ok, calm down Wicca, unpack the other Add-On boxes, maybe for once read the note cards and see what you can do with it 🙂

We get a lot of new features while some older features were granted an update. Lets’s see whats new…

For the head we have new HD skins & makeups on a new UV Map, especially made for even more high definition, the cute new elf ears and the lacrimal and tear line were joined to be the eye socket now. For all those new things we certainly got a few new buttons on the HUD as well 😉 While Omega Appliers still work for the eyes they are not an option anymore for the rest of the head.

When I first changed to the new Ceylon 3.0 head I was frightened as I found my whole face pulled over the top of my head – I nearly panicked, but then I reminded myself – NEW X Line! Glam Affair as well joined on that new venture and released for the skin fair various new skins for that Evolution X Line. I chose the new “Rika” skin along with the new body line of skins (THANK YOU Aida for being so generous ♥). Here we go, I have a human face again and what a sweet and cute one! Certainly I had to try the elf ears too for my first post and even the new tattoos you can apply on your ears now separately from you basic skin! You can stack the skin and the tattoos the same way as we can do it for the face, too. Like I already mentioned, there is a lot of incredible makeup coming with your new “X 3.0” head, I really had a hard time choosing just one for my first post… the final decision fell on the “LeLUTKA.EvoX.Eyeliner.042” combines with the “LeLUTKA.EvoX.Eyeshadow.042”

So with all the new features can I never use my existing BoM inventory? Does this upgrade make all my existing face tattoos and makeups useless? Hell NO! I have to admit I was scared about that for a second too before I saw this little new button on the HUD:

How cool is that?!? You just can switch between the new Evo X and the Classic Evolution features! That means you still can use all our existing BoM skins, tattoos and makeups, but you as well get the option to use the new even more high definition designs. I really do love that as it does give you a lot of possibility and you can as well bridge the time – if you need more than the uber-awesome palette you get with the new heads – until more and more Evo X designs will be released. For todays post I certainly go with the new Evo X option 😉 LeLUTKA again is pushing the limits for avatar enhancement with this new Evo X line of mesh heads – they broke free from the Second Life UV map and made their own way more detailled and shaper UV map to give us a even more awesome look!

I will look into the other 2 heads very soon and see what will be my new favorite of the Evo X line! You can as well make your choice, if you run over to the Skin Fair and just try 😉

 

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Esme Shirt” (Maitreya Petite)

Pants: adorsy – “Marilice Pants Jeans Originals” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: duckie – “lunar glasses” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // February 2021

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

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Hugs” – NEW @ UBER // February 2021

Eyeshadow: LeLUTKA – “LeLUTKA.EvoX.Eyeshadow.042” (part of the new Ceylon 3.0 head, BoM, Evo X) – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

Eyeliner: LeLUTKA – “LeLUTKA.EvoX.Eyeliner.042” (part of the new Ceylon 3.0 head, BoM, Evo X) – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head (incl. Ears): LeLUTKA – “/ HEAD / lel EvoX Ceylon 3.0” – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

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

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Wicked Eyes” (LeLUTKA Applier)

Freckles: Glam Affair – “Rika Freckles” (BoM, Evo X) – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

Ear Tattoo: LeLUTKA – “LeLUTKA.EvoX.Eyeliner.042” (part of the new Ceylon 3.0 head, BoM, Evo X) – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2021

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses (incl. Ladder): Le Poppycock – “*Just Alice” Nothing’s Impossible” (Bento)

Backdrop: Ex Machina – “Atelier Baudelaire”

Model, Stylist &Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn’t work like that.”

TUNES

“You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn’t work like that.”

[- David, Allegiant, 2016 -]

Germany seems to be weird sometimes, especially our government. Now that we have our Covid numbers going down constantly, even with the new virus variations… they can’t wait until the numbers are as low as the experts ask for – no we have to break open schools and kindergartens as fast as we can. I mea i see the problems, do not get me wrong, but what does it help if we are back to sky high numbers in the next 3 weeks and then have to lock down everything again?!? Can we not just wait like 2 weeks more until the numbers are low enough before we plan things like that? Especially as it was clear, that the numbers dropped really fast when the schools finally were closed again? Would it not make sense to put some effort into the internet and into getting the needed hardware to the kids who are not having any still? The online platform for Bavarian schools (Mebis) looks and acts like they would have been made in the Stone Age some when and instead of working on it it feels like they counted on the fact that the summer will kill the virus and it is gone after that. They had oe year now to fix things and besides the fact they allowed Microsoft Teams, nothing really has changed – and that wasn’t the work of our government *facepalms* It seems more important to hold on exams and schedules instead of taking care of our kids and their health. We all know now, that the kids do not get symptoms but they can carry the virus around secretly and infect all their family. I just don’t understand all those rules and requirements anymore. WE can have the kids in school, shoulder on shoulder, but we cannot have theaters and cinemas open who definitely have way better hygiene management for infection control, than any school has – at our school we do not even have warm water for the kids to wash their hands as requested. But sure, lets open the schools again for 3 or 4 weeks to again close down the whole country as the new virus variations push the numbers up again – If they keep acting like that and with the not working vaccine concept (we simply do not have enough yet and some do not have a 100% protection – not to mention there is not even one yet for kids under 16 years, which is allowed officially) we will go back and forth until summer 2022 🙁

Anyways, lets take a look on todays pictures and designs 😉

Again I am in a cyberpunk mood – no wonder we just had the Mainframe event! I am super sorry for posting this so late but lately my RL is completely upside down. My mom got a new knee, and I still have to take care of her, cook, clean and walk her dog at least 2 times a day while I try to shuffle my work around as much as I can. Sometimes I am just dead in the evening when I am done with all my day work and I instantly fall asleep on the couch even if I made me some coffee to stay awake for some SL work.

But I still love making pictures and I try my best to not come too much behind with my blogging schedule 😉

Like I said sadly the Mainframe event is already over, but many of the releases I am wearing were made for that and now should have found their ways to the designers main stores I suppose.

Clothing

Bodyfront: – Fika –  – “Chassis Augmentation” (Maitreya)

Panty: Graves – “G179 Bottom” (BoM, part of the outfit)

Stocking: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons – v4” (BoM)

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

Accessories

Horns (incl. Tattoo): [CX] – “Mara Horns (Silver)”

Face Decor: Madame Noir – “Sable Fangs”

Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Blood” (Maitreya)

Fingers: L’Emporio&PL – “*Essentia” (Maitreya, BoM)

Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Obsess Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Bracer (left): Clover – “Prey Blades (left)”

Tail: ::Static:: – “Polypod Mk2 Tail {Black} Animesh”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Creed” – NEW Jail Event // February 2021

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Arachnid HD Eyes” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier) – NEW @ The Darkness Event // February 2021

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

Eye Scar: CAZIMI – “Fallen 6 Eye Scratch Left – 80%” (BoM)

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

Lips: CAZIMI – “8 Lips – 80%” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee T01 NoBrows” (BoM)

Arm (right): GRIMA – “Cyber Tech Cyborg Arm R” (Maitreya)

Leg (left): Wicca’s Originals – “Atlas Legs” (Miatreya)

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Flora” (BoM) – NEW @ Kinky // January 2021

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Mort :: Veins :: With Eyeshading” (BoM)

Tattoo 3: TF: – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)

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

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Backdrop:  [WASD] – “The Path”

Decor: Ex Machina – “Cyberpunk Street Stuff v1.1”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Sympathy for the Devil

TUNES

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

[-The Rolling Stones-]

This time of the year usually feels the best to me. I can be me without getting asked if I am ok or if something bad happened *giggles* The season allows all the dark fantasies, creepy imaginations and scary moments with Halloween coming closer and closer.

I have so many ideas in mind i really have to channel them and thin about what I want to post next. I know I still want to showcase some of the amazing designs of the Engine Room while it still is running but I had to bring todays pictures first as it was itching so bad in my fingers. I made this pictures already a few weeks ago for an amazing exhibit at the L’autre Oeil Gallery and it already was hard to wait until the gallery opened *grins*

It is not a secret that I do have an addiction for the more darker side of fantasy. Recently a few people asked me why I am always wearing black or dark colors. They tried to challenge or even tease me, that it would not be difficult to create dark images with dark colors, while it would be way more difficult to manage that with light or pastel colors. Now since I have an super cute evil Kawaii doll daughter, who does really scary but pastel colored art work and pictures, I thought I would take n that challenge and chose to do the color I usually avoid the most to create some dark fantasy – PINK!

CURELESS has a perfect gacha released not too long ago, which was perfect for that project – The “Moirai Sisters” gacha. I took the amazing torso as base for my look and mixed and matched other designs with it. Since I thought it is kinda a sick idea, I used the super amazing “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene” as background and decorated it with several items from DRD, CerberusXing and Remarkable Oblivion.

For the pose, I went to Le Poppycock. I did remember, that she released a gachas with that amazing skeletons. When I arrived there, I discovered she did not only have one! With the “Nyctophilia” gacha I found the perfect poses/props for my idea.

A week before Halloween and still so many creepy ideas left… lets see what else I can come up with 😉

Clothing
Outfi: CURELESS [+] – “Moirai Sisters / M / Moirai Torso” (Gacha, Rare)
Collar: CURELESS [+] – “Moirai Sisters / M / Moirai Collar” (Gacha, Rare)
Tights: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Tights / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Accessories
Septum: Madame Noir – “Insect Septum” (Group Gift)
Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Lake head)
Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lips.Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Lake head)
Piercing 3: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Nose.3rdEye/Bridge” (part of the Lake head)
Feet Accessory: [CX] – “Ankle Bellets – White/Silver” (Maitreya, color modified)
Hair & Makeup
Hair: [KKLRS] Hair – “Sybylla”
Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Foxy HD Eyeshadow” (LeLUTKA Evo HD Applier)
Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lips Set04 Sizzling” (LeLUTKA Evo HD Applier)
Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”
Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”
Ears Add-On: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Sceleratis Drip Augment” (Applier)
Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Falow your Dreams” (BoM)
Hands: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Hands / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Feet: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Feet / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Poses, Props & Tools
Pose 1: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Beautiful Bones” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Pose 2: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Blind Date” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Pose 3: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Deliverance” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Backdrop: Ex Machina – “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene”
Mannequin 1: RO – “Spook Show – Fancy Nancy Mannequin”
Mannequin 2: RO – “Spook Show – Gail Veil Mannequin”
Mannequin 3: RO – “Spook Show – Freida Freak Mannequin”
Door: [CX] x Insomnia Angel – “Deadly End Door”
Trap: [CX] – “Bloody Bear Trap”
Skeleton Ground: Bad Katz – “Mesh Floor Skeleton”
Shelf: DRD – “Deadmore Mortuary – Embalming Cart”
Bandages: DRD – “TRH – Dr Steins Bandages”
Wall Art: [CX] – “Cerb’s Trophy Board”
Model & Photographer

Time Warp!

TUNES

It’s astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely
Not for very much longer
I’ve got to keep control
I remember doing the Time Warp
Drinking those moments when
The blackness would hit me
And the void would be calling
Let’s do the Time Warp again

[Rocky Horror Show]

And again we are at Mainframe with the designs of todays post. I really love that event, it gives you so much crazy and awesome things to play with. Today I wanted to post something about that super amazing time portal from Ex Machina. It is a huge design, so I had to think about a way to showcase the full creation. I didn’t want to just stay in front of the portal and started playing with the idea of being swallowed by it :p – That was the outcome of that and I really enjoy that thought.

 

Clothing

Dress: ERSCH – “Daela Dress” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Feetwraps: [CX] – “Ankle Bellets – White/Silver” (Maitreya, tinted)

Accessories

Face Art (incl. liness tattoo): CURELESS[+] – “Kimora Fins (Alpha Mask)”

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Dahlia/Dimples”

Piercing 2:LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Lip.LaubertSides”

Piercing 3: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert”

Piercing 4: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Lip.Madonna/Monroe”

Piercing 5: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Lip.Frenulum/Tongue”

Piercing 6: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Nose.Austin/Septum”

Piercing 7: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.3rdEye/Bridge”

Piercing 8: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Nose.Austin Septum”

Piercing 9: LeLUTKA – “Fleur.Piercing.Nose. Nostrils”

Nailpolish: Dark Passion – “Koffin Nails Cyber Saga” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Collar: {ID} – “Gamma Collar Dark” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Necklace & Bracers: L’Emporio&PL – “Bionic”- NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH Hair – “CP004 Unrigged-HighLOD(resize)” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Makeup: LuluB! – “Space Crew – Witch – Darkness” (BoM)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Eridani Lips 11” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – Fleur 2.0″

Faceskin: Glam Affair – “Muse Layer [ LeLutka ] 001 E” (BoM)

Eyes: [V] – “Blind Eye – Blue” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Body  – Normal [ Maitreya ] 001” (BoM)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Assimilate” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Portal: Ex Machina – “Take Me Away – Sci Fi Portal 1.2” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Teleporter: Ex Machina – “Advanced Teleporter Pod v1.6”

Pose 1: Poseidon – “Flying Kick 3”

Pose 2: Poseidon – “Struck 5rev”

Pose 3: Poseidon – “Harley 14”

Pose 4: Poseidon – “Sweep 2”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Girls just wanna have Fun… even the crazy ones :p

TUNES

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells, “What you gonna do with your life?”
Oh daddy dear, you know you’re still number one
But girls, they wanna have fun
Oh girls just want to have

[Cyndi Lauper]

Finally I have Summer Holidays! 6 weeks of fun, being lazy or creative as I want, sleep when and as long as I want… just freedom all over!

Recently I met a cool girl in Second Life and while we were talking, I realized it is the creator of  [I♥F]&co. When I think back, she was one of the first.. if not THE first who did scripted clothing in terms of being removable/strip-able. It is a ton of work as we all know that clothing doesn’t move by itself naturally in Second Life so she has to make different meshes for all steps of  undressing! Soon I will do a longer post about that to showcase you the possibilities of that kind of clothing.

For today I chose one of my favorites from [I♥F] for my pictures – The “Ginger” outfit. A wonderful corset with pasties and a loose panty. The textures are incredible amazing, we all know latex is a very difficult fabric in SL ;). You get a glossy and a ‘normal’ option if you purchase the outfit, which gives you a wide range of possibilities to wear that amazing design. I chose the glossy version as it reacted so incredible to the lights and projectors I wanted to use.

First I thought about doing a fetish post, but then I thought that would be too obvious *winks*. So I decided to go with something different. I remembered the cool vending machine from Ex Machina, which instantly brought the memory of the “Clockwork Orange” movie to my mind. Having that crazy movie in mind it wasn’t had to come up with a crazy set and picture idea :p

Another thing I would like to point out is the amazing makeup from CAZIMI. I am addicted to my new Evolution heads from LeLUTKA (I can’t yet decide if I want to stay with Lake or to change again to Fleur) and CAZIMI does perfect HD appliers for the new LeLUTKA Evolution line AND super cool BoM layers as well. With those layers you can mix and  match your makeups again! For this post I did not just use one of her newest release – The “Starlet Lashes” Applier for Evolution heads – I as well mixed 2 of the “Cruel Summer Eyeshadows” to create a color that matched my tattoo! CAZIMI includes different opacities in some of her creations and that gives you such a wide range of possibilities to experiment for even more colors! Try for yourself and discover new way of putting your makeup together!

Clothing

Outfit: [I♥F]&co – “Ginger” (Maitreya)
Shoes: A&Y – “Aglaya Latex Cyber Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: HILTED – “Horns of Madness – Ribbed Silver” (Animated Mesh)
Piercing: -SU!- – “Medusa Piercing”
Piercing 2: [CX] – “Pierced Septum”
Piercing 3: [CX] – “Scarred Bridge”
Rings & Nails: [CX] – “Shredder Claws – Silver” (Maitreya, Bento)
Collar 1: [CX] – “Hell’s Harbinger (Black Out+Silver)” (Maitreya)
Collar 2 (incl. tattoo): [CX] x -TWC- – “Tritium Slave Collar – Mint”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Vonks”
Lashes: CAZIMI – “Starlet Lashes” (LeLutka Evo. Applier)
Eyeshadow 1: CAZIMI – “Cruel Summer Eyeshadows 3 – 1 Teal 50%” (BoM)
Eyeshadow 2: CAZIMI – “Cruel Summer Eyeshadows 3 – 2 Blue 90%” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – Lake 2.0″
Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ivar”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Soul Spit” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity
Backdrop: The Bearded Guy – “Charge – Future Cosmos”
Locker: AT – “ElectricalBox Brown”
Vending Machine: Ex Machina – “Moloko Plus Vending Machine”
Crate: Ex Machina – “THX Crate” (part of a set)
Icecream: CAZIMI – “Summer Chill Ice Cream (Holdable R)” (arm/hand pose included)
Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”
Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Tainted Love

TUNES

Sometimes I feel I’ve got to
Run away I’ve got to
Get away
From the pain you drive in the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I’ve lost my light
For I toss and turn I can’t sleep at night

[Soft Cell]

So many great dark news out there – I had not even a choice about not doing something with them *grins wickedly*

Let me start with that ultra cool tongue, pierced with a fish hook. Could be an accident or a fancy fetish, but in the end it is something I loved when I first saw it *snickers* The “Ziecklin’s tongue” is made by CerberusXing. The incredible details on the texture of the hook as well as the tongue make this definitely a must have for all who love the more creepy edge of  SL fashion and style. The Tongue is available in 4 different colors with or without RLV option.

As well from CerberusXing comes that amazing crotch piercing, that holds some delicate laces from the bottom belly downwards. CerberusXing collaborated with Ichigo for this special and super sexy design and with the HUD you get several color options, plus the ability to hide and show the laces as well as the clit piercing, that I did hide in my micro panties as I wanted to keep the post PG so you all can see all the new goodies. I will have a post for that piercing soon, which will be an adult only entrance then 😉

Lets take a closer look at all the goodies I found at the Aenigma event. The event is run the first time this month and already it has so many amazing designers showcasing their newest releases there. The cool face art is one of them. Made by ::moonshine::, it comes with appliers for Genus and Omega and with the new BoM layers. It as well contain a black half moon for your forehead which I skipped for todays post, because my bangs would have hidden most of it.

The kick-ass, cool earrings you can find at Aenigma too. I love barbwire stuffs anyways so the “Heart Security Earrings” from {PSYCHO:Byts} were a must have for me too. At the same event you will find the collar from unstable as well as the mega amazing tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos. I already said how much I love Sir Skye’s creativity and this time he outdid himself again. The “The Gift / Gave” tattoo concentrates on the front upper body and has a lot of stuff coming with it. In the box you will find the BoM layer for the tattoo, a Maitreya & Slink Applier, an Omega Advanced Applier and a materials only HUD. Sir Skye states: “Materials-Only appliers tend to be tricky depending on what body you are using. To achieve the best effects on any tattoos that seem “bumpy” in the ad, your best bet will be to use the “all together” version of an applier that applies both the tattoo and the materials to your mesh. Most bodies support this option. Bakes on Mesh users can still use materials-only to achieve the shine effects but the bumpier materials will be lost. ” About the materials eraser I guess I do not have to explain much as it simply helps you to remove the materials again fro your body. The tattoo is made with materials and if you want to see it in its full glory, you have to make sure you have a body that supports materials. I mean they still will work without but then you just miss half of the awesomeness. What you as well will find in your box is a materials eraser and a projector that highlights the tattoo at its best.

If you like the more dark side of life, you should take a look at the new Aenigma event, since their first round is called “Tainted Love” and there are so much more amazing designs to discover!

Clothing

Outfit: [CX] x Insomnia Angel – “Luvshuka w/Skirt [Black]”

Panties: [ abrasive ] – “Plastic Sweetheart Thing” (Maitreya)

Stockings: Sweet Thing – “Elizabeth Stockings Black [Footed]” (BoM)

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

Accessories

Earrings: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Heart Security – Earrings” – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Piering 1: -SU!- – “Medusa Piercing (Group Gift)

Collar: unstable. – “Everlasting Devotion” – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Nipple Piercing: .ARISE. – “Pendant Piercing / 7”

Crotch Piercing: [CX] x Ichigo – “Yoni’s Passion” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Hentai Fair

Belly Chain: [CX] – “Mucronate Chains” (Maitreya)

Bracelets: Gemini – “Sis Bracelets” (Maitreya)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Beanie”

Face Art: ::moonshine:: – “Desdemona Tattoo” (BoM) – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Nova 1.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Tongue: [CX] – “Ziekling’s Tongue (Black)” – NEW @ Mainstore

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.0.2”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “The Gift / Gave” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

Backdrop: Ex Machina – “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene”

Chains: [Arch] Deco – “Box of Chains v1.0”

Bird: Hotdog – “Dead bird”

Spiders: NOMAD – “Spidey”

Moths: DISORDERLY. – “Dusty Ideas / EXTRA / Moths”

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Insufficient facts always invite danger.” – Mister Spock

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before”

[Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Treck: The Next Generation]

I was a Star Treck addicted since I saw the first episodes on TV back when I was a kid. I always was a little dreamer and the idea of having worlds out of reach, that no one yet had explored and either Captain Kirk or Captain Jean-Luc Picard just took us on their journeys to do exactly that, was just amazing. How often we sat, with the family or with friends, together in front of the TV and watched with excitement, what they would find and if it would be good or bad. For my age it first was Captain Jean-Luc Picard. I was about 10 years old when the first season came out on TV and when my mom realized I do love the whole story, she introduced me to the “older Star Treck” episodes with Captain Kirk and Mister Spock. Even if Jean-Luc will be my all time favorite, I did enjoy the older ones too, especially Mister Spock. The idea of having a life with no emotions, can be attractive if you are a very emotional kid and run into problems all the time*snickers*

That addiction to unknown space and fantasy stories did never go away… it did even grow over the time. Nowadays I still love Star Treck but as well all kind of post apocalyptic movies like Resident Evil, Mad Max, Book of Eli and many more. Fantasy or Sci-Fi as well is a genre that I do love a lot. The idea of machines that get some kind of personality like I Robot, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report or Ex Machina as well are an amazing yet dangerous idea… if artificial intelligences decide, that humans are the major problem in the the end – I would not wanna be part of that. What was an interesting movie as well and maybe a future vision of Second Life, was Surrogates. A world, where people never leave home again and just operate machines to do their jobs. When I saw the movie first, I thought it would be a cool idea, but the more I was thinking about that it was a scaring vision to me. I do have a love for such fictions and I am sure a few were part of what inspired me for todays post.

When I saw the “Space 2099” gacha set from Salt & Pepper, I instantly felt the 60s/70s, retro mood of the old Start Trek series. Then I saw, that Ex Machina made a matching scenery to exactly that gacha, there was no way that I would not blog that amazing collaboration. 2 of my favorite designers, collaborating on a sci-fi inspired set – priceless!

The gacha set from Salt & Pepper contains a body, shoes with long leg parts, sleeves and 2 different interactive tools that cooperate with the clothing AND with the matching props and skyebox from Ex Machina!!! While you can have 5 different colors for the clothing you get 3 options of guns. each gun shoots a different color (slime, hexagon glitter, holo swirls), while you can remove all the splashes with the scanner, which as well is part of the gacha. Sadly I found no other person, as I first had the idea of having a pixel fight with someone and colored slime splashes all over, but then I came on a different idea anyways. Maybe I will do some fun with that interactive gacha in the future ;). The VIP prize, a visor with a color HUD to match the clothing colors. The matching gacha from Ex Machina, as well called “Space 2099”, contains various props, a modular tunnel system and a skybox as rare.

For todays post I used the 2 gachas, but as well some other matching designs from Ex Machina. Hatris Panacek recently released some amazing sci-fi items that just were perfect to furnish the skybox. I first made one level with the modular tunnel system and all the gacha props. When I rezzed the skybox, I immediately had the idea of having a laboratory inside of it as a second level of my interstellar home *grins*. Who does not dream of a separated work/life balance *winks*

When I was done and satisfied with the look (I will credit all parts properly in the end of this post) I again came back on my initial idea of foreign spaces and forms of life. That brought up the neat idea with the little dragon , that just was born in my laboratory. First it looked super cute and then it did demonstrate it’s power and I had to run :p

I do love to tell little stories with my pictures and with that amount of items I wanted to showcase, it had to be a few more pictures than usual, but they all went so well together that I did not want to part them for a post.

Again I used the Axis HUD from LeLutka to animate my face. I know there is various face expressions out there at the moment, but I still think, that LeLutka had the most genius idea with that animation HUD. I already did talk about my first steps and tries wit the Axis HUD (HERE), but I seriously cannot stop to tell how amazing that HUD is. you can make expressions completely personalized and to exact purpose you need it. Sometimes I even modify existing expressions (certainly I mostly use the awesome, pre-made expressions from LeLutka as well), if I just want a little tweak and like the general attitude of the expression. If you not yet tried it, you really should. There is as well a demo HUD available where you can test the way how it works at the LeLutka main store.First I wanted to include a gyazo of my LeLutka HUD in action, with all the worked bones, but  with all my excitement about taking pictures… I again forgot to do that. I will try to remember that for the net time, when I have it excessively in use 😉

Clothing

Body: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Space 2099 Body” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Sleeves: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Space 2099 Sleeves” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Shoes: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Space 2099 Boots” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Accessories

Face Implant: Wicca’s Originals – “Edge Implant” – NEW @ Driftwood August 2019

Leg Lights: Normandy – “Leg Implants” (Maitreya)

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

Heart: NeurolaB Inc. – “Heart Reactor MK-6”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: lock&tuft – “Stranded (woman fit1)”

Lashes: alaskametro<3 – “Slay” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: NOX. – “Incomplete Lip” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Head: LeLutka – “Aida 3.3”

Skin: ~Jeanette’s Joint~ – “Android 2.0 Skin and Tattoo” (Omega Applier)

Eyes: CURELESS[+] – “Spookshow Eyes / Dialated”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Nepthune V2”

Facetattoo: the crone – “flesh shell” (LeLutka & Maitreya Applier)

Metal Tattoo: *YS&YS* – Pris Tone ELF” (LeLutka & Omega Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Set 1 (pictures 2 & 3):

Ex Machina – “Space 2099 SkyRoom” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Ex Machina – “THX Sci Fi Botanical Lab”

Ex Machina – “THX Sci Fi set” (Console, Cannister, Crate)

Ex Machina – “THX Sci Fi set 2” (Vertical Console, Suspension Pod)

Ex Machina – “Advanced Teleporter Pod v1.5”

lassitude & ennui – “Dragon whelp – mystic” (Gacha, Rare)

Set 2 (pictures 1, 4 & 5)

Ex Machina – “Space 2099 Corridor Ending A” (Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Ex Machina – “Space 2099 Corridor Ending B” (Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Ex Machina – “Space 2099 Corridor” (Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Ex Machina – “Space 2099 Intersection” (Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Ex Machina – “Space 2099 Crate 1-3 Black & Teal” (Gacha, Commons) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Ex Machina – “Space 2099 Power Washer – Black & Teal” (Gacha, Commons) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Ex Machina – “Space 2099 Sign 1-3 Black” (Gacha, Commons) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Ex Machina – “Space 2099 Info Center – Teal” (Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Ex Machina – “Space 2099 teleporter” (Gacha, VIP prize) – NEW @ Epiphany July 2019

Ex Machina – “Planetary Holographic Scanner”

Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

 

What now?!?

“Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do
Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles
I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go…”
[David Bowie]

Yes, I know… Cyberpunk Fair is over, but it seems I am not yet done with my sci-fi moods :p

Today it is less cyberpunk that actual real sci-fi I guess, but that doesn’t matter – I love both anyways 🙂

Today I was going to try something in a space capsule, like I would be on a mission to a new planet. I guess I watched too much movies like “Elysium, Interstellar, The Martian or my absolute favourite one – Serenity including the series of Firefly” again, which dragged me in such a mood. But that was cool, as I anyways wanted to showcase the new “THX Sci-Fi Set 1” from Ex Machina. The whole set contains console, cannister, crate and lamp… the lamp I will have to add into another post, as it did not look right for my picture of a space capsules cargo bay and that was what I was going for.

I do not know what it is, that attracts me so much about futuristic thoughts – Maybe it is the desire to know what will come? Maybe it is the desire to see something new? Maybe it is just something very human that you start thinking where you could go if the human race finally destroyed the earth completely? I have no idea, but I do enjoy movies and stories about that, as well I like to play with those thoughts in Second Life.

The cool backdrop was made by The Bearded Guy for a gacha set and I guess it was the rare piece of that gacha. I loved the way how you can look out the back window and see another planet. That gave such a cool cargo bay feeling that the “THX Sci-Fi Set 1” did fit on so perfect. The idea behind the scenes was, that I was on a mission and something went wrong and I tried to figure out what to do next, to not screw up completely. That as well gave me a brief idea for my pose choices.

For my outfit I chose some parts that I got at the CyberPunk  Fair from Flair for Events, which was ending not too long ago, but I think most of the creators will have their items in their main stores by now.

A few of you asked me, why I am wearing the same makeup for a few posts now already… that has  simple reason. I do have an everyday look where I do use an eyeshadow from Zibska and a natural lipstick from alaskametro<3 and for a casual look, or even a mechanics look I would feel weird wearing heavy makeups. There is ties where you just do not need makeup, even if your inventory is full of it and you got already more than you ever can use *snickers*

Another reason is, that I sometimes do want to show the heads more pure than covered in tons of makeup, to show that they are still mega versatile even without makeups and fancy face paints 😉 Like today, I am wearing the “Simone” head from LeLutka again – my everyday “Wicca Face” head. Today I wanted her to have a more bad girl, cool chick with the focus on the face it self and on the piercings. Plus the glasses would have covered anyways most of the eyeshadow.

I hope you enjoyed my little Sci-Fi mood today – Now I have to jump back into my GoT mood for my next post 😉 That is one of the nice things about Second Life… you can change looks, times and genres in like seconds!

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox – “Erebus Outfit” (Maitreya)

Jacket: {Psycho.Byts} – “N.i.x – N.i.g.h.t – Vest Green” (Maitreya, Gacha)

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Roadie Gloves” (Maitreya, Bento)

Accessories

Necklace: Avada – “Denari”

Upper Arms: :::SOLE::: – “SA – Armtech Mk.4”

Glasses: :::SOLE::: – “SA – Glasses Shinkan White (Black)”

Piercing 1: :Z.S: – “Spiked Snake Bites” (LeLutka, Simone)

Piercing 2: BLAXIUM – “Venerosa Piercing” (LeLutka, Simone)

Nails: Meva – “Bento Nails 3” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .shi – “Kuwn”

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

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

Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Aksuna”

Tattoo: THIS IS WRONG – “Falken” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: The Bearded Guy – “Going to The Hole *RARE* – SCI FI Backdrops” (Gacha)

Furniture: Ex Machina – “THX Sci-Fi Set 1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Tokyo after Dark

Being still in my dark period, I was in a dark casual mood today 😉

I love the “VoDoo” ears so much, I had to do another post with them. I am not a fan of elf ears for everyday looks but sometimes – for what ever reason – I love them not just for a fantasy style.

Today I wanted to showcase one of Ex Machina’s awesome buildings. I rarely saw better structures that are made with more love for the details, than the designs from Hatris Panacek, owner and designer of Ex Machina. It is no secret , that I adore her work, otherwise we never would have asked her to make a custom built store building and most of it’s interior for us. Hattie has amazing skills when it comes to building and as well to texturing. She works so hard to get her realistic looking surfaces done and it pays of every time she does a new release. The “Tokyo after Dark” building is one of her latest creations. On her vendor she states, that his is the first in a set of urban, Japanese, cyberpunk styled buildings. That mean for me we can hope on more of those, which would make me super duper happy, because I LOVE that kind of style 😉

For my pictures I used 2 of the buildings and the amazing street components she delivers with the building. I just turned one of the buildings 90 degrees, so I could showcase the front and the backside as well – I really loved the stair case in the back a lot. I snapped over 10 pictures and I liked all of them. Making a decision was really not easy this time. When I started I just wanted to showcase the amazing “VoDoo” ears and the awesome “Tokyo after Dark” building. But the more I was fooling around with a style the more I got my vibe for that dark urban look. I used the amazing “Bella Leather Pants” from [Gos]. I already blogged those before, but in a more sweet casual style and I wanted to try if they do work for some more dark looks as well – They do!

What as well caught my attention a lot was the new tattoo from Mister Razzor. I love when tattoos go up till parts of the head, but not many are really seamless. The “Dante” tattoo, which was released at the Black Fair not too long ago, did not disappoint in that matter 🙂

Again I am wearing my everyday head from LeLutka. I know the “Simone” bento head was one of the first heads, that LeLutka released when the new bento generation of heads came out, but it is still my absolute favorite one, even if I more and more enjoy the new Korina head as well *winks*

The “Simone” head with a skin from the Skinnery became kinda my trademark. When I first put on the “Simone” head, I wasn’t really sold on the first try, as it looked very young with the default skin from Glam Affair. Since I am in Second Life now for over 10 years I wanted a more adult look for my pixels. I did a lot of things and I did grow up lightly too during my Second Life journey. That I wanted to mirror with my avatar as well. I remember very well the moment when I put on “my” skin. As models we all had quite some trouble when the first mesh heads came out and we all looked the same more or less, while we were told ALWAYS, tht our face would be our trademark in the modeling business. But the bento generation changed that “issues” pretty fast, when we were able again to at least customize our heads a little more again. From that moment on I was in love with my “Simone” head. I tried all the new bento heads from various brands but none was able to satisfy my needs as LeLutka did. What I do love the most on the “Simone” head (and as well on the Korina one), that it is not the usual mainstream beauty. It does have edges and give – depending on the skin – a very characteristic look. With my Skinnery skin and some face modifications from Izzie’s, I was completely sold with my new look and never really changed it drastically again – just some minor shape and other changes here and there 😉

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Mucronate Top – Leather” (Maitreya)

Pants: [Gos] – “Bella Leather Pants & Belt” (Maitreya)

Shoes & Leggings: Eudora 3D – “Aerendyl Boots” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Roadie Gloves” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: BONDI – “The Extrovert Sunglasses”

Collar: VOBE – “Stzar Prision Choker”

Piercing: [CX] – “Drop Septum”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Dura – “Collaboration02_Bob2” (Gacha, Common)

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

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

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. (Eclipse Art Studio) – “Ears VoDoo”

Tattoo: Mister Razzor – “Dante” (OMEGA Applier)

Poses & Props

Set: Ex Machina – “Tokyo after Dark – The iKON”

Poses: Foxcity

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin