Imagine…

TUNES

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only sky
Imagine all the people
Livin’ for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Livin’ life in peace
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one
[- John Lennon -]
Clothing

Top: Wicca’s Originals – “Maia” (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: Wicca’s Originals – “Kieran Piercing” (unrigged)
Gloves: Wicca’s Originals -“Burton Hands” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Lashes: (NO) – “Glitter Lelutka Lashes – Set of 3” (LeL. EvoX Applier)
Scar 1: [POUT!] – “OUCH! Face Stitches – Brow (Right)” (LeL. EvoX BoM)
Scar 2: [POUT!] – “OUCH! Stitches – Ear bandaids” (LeL. EvoX BoM)
Scars 3: Hexed – “Killer Scars FULL VERSION (TINTABLE)” (LeL. EvoX BoM)
Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Lucky (Right/Silver)” // (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Milan 3.1” – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2022
Head Skin: leLAPEAU – “Evo X – Lum Skin – GA Ivory (No Brows)” – NEW @ Skin Fair // March 2022
Head/Shoulder Tattoo: Hexed – “Venomous Tattoo BLACK MID” (LeL. EvoX BoM)
Body Skin: Glam Affair – “Body skin Fit – Maitreya ( Ivory )” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: myself
Butterflies: *PKC* – “Face Butterflies”

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

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

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

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

Pretty in Pink

Originally created for Eclipse Magazine – https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_october_2020

TUNES

Caroline laughs and it’s raining all day
She loves to be one of the girls
She lives in the place in the side of our lives
Where nothing is ever put straight
She turns her self round and she smiles and she says
“This is it that’s the end of the joke”
And loses herself in her dreaming and sleep
And her lovers walk through in their coaches

Pretty in pink, isn’t she?

[Psychedelic Furs]
Clothing

Outfit: cheezu – “Swan Outfit” (Maitreya)

Shoes & Socks: friday – “Suzy T-Straps” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Bow: ::c.A.:: – “Philine *Fat* [Headdress]”

Earrings:  [ bubble ] – “Haneul Earrings”

Glasses: EarthStones – “The Yesterday (S)”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: bonbon – “Mavis”

Eyeshadow: DAT4BASE x Tutti Belli – ‘Ice Cream’ 02 (LeLutka Evolution)”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Ryn 2.0”

Face Skin: Glam Affair – “Ryn Layer [LeLutka] 002 D” (BoM)

Body Skin: Glam Affair – “Body Normal [ Maitreya ] 002

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Kanji Ears” (Gacha, Rare)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity

Drink: Halo – “Kitten Tumbler . Pink”

Set:

KraftWork – “Pop Set . Dining Table”

KraftWork – “Pop Set . Dining Chairs”

Atelier Burgundy – “Finger Heart Wall Tapestry . grey”

Atelier Burgundy – “Finger Heart Wall Tapestry . pink”

Atelier Burgundy – “Finger Heart Wall Tapestry . white”

22769 – “Summer Hideaway – Snakeplant” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Summer Hideaway – Water Jar” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Summer Hideaway – Bowl Of Strawberries” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Summer Hideaway – Set of Bowls” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Cherry Blossom Chill Out – Cherry Blossom Vase” (Gacha, Common)

[Cinoe] – “Their nutritional source – Bibimbap (Dispencer)”

[KuddelMuddel] – “Mew-Mew Speaker / Neko / Picture Version”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Best revenge? Smile, be happy and never let them know it hurt.”

Originally created for Eclipse Magazine – https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_october_2020

TUNES

I’m creepin’ in your heart, babe

I’ll flip you over, break you down and swallow you up

I’ll steal you and indulge in you

I’m gonna mess you up

I’m engraved in your heart

So even if I die, I’ll live forever

Come here girl, you call me monster

I’ll go into your heart

[ – EXO – ]
Clothing

Top: [Cubic Cherry] – “{FiteMe} tee BLACK” (Maitreya Flatchest)

Pants: [Gild] – “Leather jk_black” (Jake)

Jacket: [Gild] – “Loose_Coverall_Black” (Gianni)

Accessories

Necklace: [ bubble ] – “Haneul Necklace”

Rings & Nails: [CX] – “Creature Claws”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Honor”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “River 2.0”

Face Skin: Glam Affair – “Ryn Layer [LeLutka] 002D”(BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Body-Add On: Maitreya – “Add-On Flat Chest”

Body Skin: Glam Affair – “Lara Flat Chest – Skin Glam Affair 02” (BoM)

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon

Microphone: Space Cadet – “-sc- microphone” (out of the pose set)

Background: Foxcity – “RGB Drive V2.0”

Speakers: ~*Daffy’s Gadgetmania*~ – “GFX-800 Mesh Speaker Double (2x)/Ground”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Ballet – Classic versus Contemporary

Eclipse Magazine, August 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_august_2020

For this issue of the Eclipse Magazine I was thinking a long time what I could do. I wanted a challenge for myself and I wanted to show that I can do different genres, not just the scary and crazy stuff 😉

When I thought about what would be the most opposite thing for me to do, I came across ballet. Something graceful and beautiful. While I was doing some research about it, I came across contemporary ballet as well. That really caught my attention, because I found some very impressing as well as emotional pictures and videos. That formed an idea of having 2 different pictures for the magazine – classic and contemporary. In the classic ballet I found very strict rules for the look and even for the hairstyles, while contemporary ballet gives you more freedom in that.

I felt like I was entering a new world, even if ballet wasn’t completely new for me – as a kid I had to go through that kids ballet classes like so many of us. It didn’t last long as I had more fun with gymnastics, riding, swimming and playing volleyball and so those ballet classes stopped after at most a year I think. Being a punk and later a gothic girl in my teens and twens, ballet wasn’t a thing or an option at all *giggles*

Seeing all those pictures and videos, inspired me a lot and the idea for this month genre was made. While I was thinking, where I could find the clothing and accessories for my new idea, Salt & Pepper must have read my mind. She released a huge set of ballet collection at Equal 10 with her “Ballet Dancer Set”. That was the perfect outfit for my classic ballet dancer. I couldn’t even use all parts for my first picture, that means I will have to do another post to show the whole beauty and contents of that set.

For my second picture, I did remember a set, which I already showcased on my blog in the light version. Since I wanted the classic ballet to be in a light muted color, the contemporary ballet was meant to be darker and more ‘me’ and my personal thought of it and so the “Skye Dancer” gacha in black was the perfect choice for what I had in mind. I am really a lover of mix and match but sometimes, if you go for a certain look or genre, mixing too many things and overload the avatar can be contra-productive. That is why I nearly have no accessories or anything that could disturb from the essence of the picture, the emotions and the mood.

A huge thank you goes out to my sister Daffodil Crimson, who helped me with the amazing description for the magazine. English is not my native language, so I often hit her IM box, if it comes to “official” texts for magazines and such. Usually I do collect facts and free sources or try to  write somethings on my own, if I am familiar with the theme. For the ballet one I only had a brief idea what I wanted to be written and that time Daffi jumped in and wrote everything on her own. When she came it to me to read it, I just was blown away! It was so very well written and had exactly in it what I was desiring for, but in words that described it so much better than anything I could have come up with. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for again saving my SL life like so often sis!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little ballet adventure – for the next issue of Eclipse Magazine I will have another “unusual” genre for me, which gives me quite a challenge but I am looking forward to the final frames 😉

Eclipse Magazine, August 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_august_2020

Style 1 (classic)

Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Ballet Dancer” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Ade – “Beatrix”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Face Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Ryn Layer [LeLutka] 002 D” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [ Maitreya ] 002” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon – “Ballet 6” (Bento)

Piano: Alouette – “Evelyn Piano – Word White Wood”

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Dance Hall”

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

Style 2 (contemporary)

Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: Enfant Terrible (.ET.) – “Skye Dancer” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .Shi – “Gavri’ela”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Seline Fleury – “Ballet Trunk Pose” (Bento)

Petals 1: Foxcity – “Diagonal Flutter Petals (Black)” (from the Sweet Bento Pose Set)

Petals 2: Foxcity – “Trail Flutter Petals (Black)” (from the Sweet Bento Pose Set)

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Flutter (B&W)”

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

River 2.0 joins the LeLUTKA Evolution Family!

Finally RL did set me free and I can show you that amazing new head from LeLUTKA! The whole week I was trying to finish the post and RL always interrupted me *frowns*

“River 2.0” is the latest addition for the LeLUTKA Evolution Family. It was released on the IBTC event this month. The head has the same amazing features as all the new Evolution heads have, PLUS it does allow a very awesome androgynous look. That is why LeLUTKA included male hairbases and beards for this head, what basically makes this the first “unisex” head for me. Depending on the shape and skin (for this post I used the original shape and skin, which come with the head) that you will use you can decide if you wan a more male or female look for your face.

On the same event, the new Maitreya “Flat Chest Add-on” was introduced… perfect for my androgyny look I was looking for! With that add-on you can just “overwrite” your female Maitreya “Lara” mesh body and have a flat  boy chest instead of your regular female one. It is really easy, as you only have to exchange your Maitreya HUD to the new Flat Chest one and add the flat chest add-on on top of your Maitreya body.

There will be soon more with that special combination of “River 2.0” and the new “Flat Chest Add-on” – I really like to play with that new and special look and gives me the possibility to wear some male clothing, too 😉

Clothing

Top: alterego. – “baewatch tank” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “River.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the River head)

Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – “River.Piercing.Lips. Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the River head)

Piercing 3: LeLUTKA – “River.Piercing.Nose.Austin/Septum” (part of the River head)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .Shi – “Gavri’ela”

Eyeshadow: *YS&YS* – “Immortal Make-up 04” (BoM)

Eyeliner: KOONZ – “Torn Out HD Eyeshadow” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “River 2.0” – NEW @ The Itty Bitty Titty Committee // September 2020

Head Skin: LeLUTKA – “LeLUTKA.Face.River.001” (BoM)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Akasuna”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2” & “Lara Add-on Flat Chest 1.0” – NEW @ The Itty Bitty Titty Committee // September 2020

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Maitreya Mesh Body Lara Flat Chest 006” (BoM, included to the Flat Chest Add-on)

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Fragmentation” (BoM) – NEW @ ACCESS Cyberfair // September 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Humanity doesn’t count anymore?

Sometimes life just a bitch… or better not life it self but the people around you who you count on. About 6 years ago, I was asked if I would like to teach again. I had studied to become a teacher but I never did the second exam, as music took over back then and in the end I never saw me as a full time teacher anyways, because I need variety on my life and that is why I chose to be a musician.

So after nearly 15 years I was asked if I could help to built up a school band at a regular school. It sounded like fun and now after 8 years I am even leasing it on my own. While I was just working on music lessons and ensemble classes,  I was asked if I could jump in with regular teaching as well, because one of the teacher of the school became sick. I thought why not and gave it a try with just a few hours per week over a couple of weeks. That apparently did work out so well, that I got asked if I could imagine to be a regular teacher as well just not full time but with a certain amount of hours per week – that was about 6 years  ago. Over the time I did well enough so they asked me for more hours per week and since all the people at this school were so nice and I anyways was there for the school band it really was a great time. I even got the leadership for the English and Music department for the school and did all the exams for that the past 4/5 years – the past 3 years all on my own. So I thought, the state – which is the employer for teachers – seems ok with me being at that school. I only got yearly contracts, but that is quite normal when you only have the first exam but not the second one.

But my work must have been good enough and it was even to see with the kids. When I started, I had one person doing the final exams in English and 2 who did Music. Now after 6 years I have 18 students doing the English exams and 12 or more who do Music. And 98% of them graduated with amazing results! For English that is not not normal in that tyle pf school as they usually already struggle with Maths and German.

And then a couple of days ago, I was told I am not longer needed. It felt like a punch right in my face. With Corona the teacher situation is anyways not the best at the moment and they tell me I am no long er needed?!? Then all of a sudden a few days later, they told me to apply again and made it very urgent, so I stopped doing what I was doing and sat down writing my application again. A day later I get an email that my application wasn’t successful and that I already had way too long contracts without having my second exam… I was like WTF? They need people and I was doing a good job with success that was visible… I just lost all trust into the world around me. With that happening they even risk the school band as they have no one who has the skills nor the will to run it. We are an inclusion school.. a school were all kids can be anyways if they are completely healthy, autistic or disabled ion any other way. That as well means you have different way of teaching and music is not just achievement-oriented, but as well a certain type or therapy. That means it is not a typical school band. I have 40 up to 78 kids every year in one band sitting in one room and half of them have their little “weakness” in what ever kind of way. I do not care about those and try to take them as they are, trying to make everything possible so they can learn an instrument, percussions or singing as well, even if the conditions are not that great. I simply enjoy the smile if a student holds a guitar and can play some sort of power chords even if their fingers are not working 100%, or an autistic that can relax while doing percussions and forget about being different than other kids. Over the years I was allowed to learn so much and I enjoyed every minute of it. We even won regular school band contests and were told we are just such a huge bunch of diversity and unique characters. And now they tell me I already had too many contracts for having no second exam?!? Experiences, workshops and seminars plus good work does not count? I have to say getting the second exam you have to teach for 2 years under the wings of an older teacher – that is all. So 6 years of successful work doesn’t make up for missing 2 years of tutored teaching?!? Seriously I do not understand the world anymore if paragraphs count more than the kids or their happiness and success. I do not know yet, what I will do as I am feeling way too hurt and broken at the moment and Corona doesn’t make it easy either to go back doing more music again or give private music lessons. I know something will pop up and make it better again – it always was like that but for now I am just speechless how people can decide over other people like that not even knowing or being interested to look deeper into their work. Humanity doesn’t count againts rules and paragraphs anymore…

Clothing

Jacket: TETRA – “Tokyo Puffer Jacket” (Maitreya)

Top: :::NOIR::: – Corey Top – Black” (Maitreya)

Pants: .: ryvolter x nu :. – “Marly Distressed Shorts – Med” (Maitreya)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Louise Trail Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Ryn.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Ryn head)

Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – “Ryn.Piercing.Lips. Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Ryn head)

Glasses: Earthstones – “The Yesterday (S)”

Headphones: Soy. – “S/M/P/L HeadPhone [Gray]” (Gacha)

Necklace: Elle Boutique – “Janis Choker” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Freak” NEW @ COSMOPOLITAN // August 2020

Eyeliner: CAZIMI – “Basic B Eyeliners (LeLUTKA) Bonus Liners” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Dahlia Eyeshadow – 6 Blue 90%” (BoM)

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Sunkissed Makeup – Lips Tint – Shape 2 – Peach – 25%” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Ears Add-On: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Drip Augment”

Head: LeLUTKA – “Ryn 2.0” – NEW@ Mainstore

Face Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Ryn Layer [LeLUTKA] 002 D” – NEW @ Mainstore

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal 002” (Maitreya, BoM)

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Geisha and the Cat” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

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

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

Location

SSOC – Rieri Ton in Tokyo

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin