“… yet Daylight put an End to all these Evils…”

Originally created for AUDAZ – https://audaz-sl.com/shades-of-bathory/

“ All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely pre-ambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasent life of it, in despite of the devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was – a woman.”

[- Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow -]
Clothing

Gown: CURELESS[+] – “Bathory’s Gown – BRIDAL” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar: Wicca’s Originals – “Lamia Collar [Bloody Edition]” (Maitreya)

Skeletons: CURELESS[+] – “Anatomical Venus /Mors Vincit Skeletons” (Gacha, Reward VIP)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [KKLRS] – “Sybylla”

Eye Makeup: CURELESS[+] – “Undereye Lines & Liner /RED” (BoM)

Face Art: CURELESS[+] – “Psychopomp / Black / FADED” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Queen HD Eyes”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Arms & Shoulder Tattoo: Ghoul – “Hannya Demon Arms” (Maitreya)

Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – “Well & Hallow – Hallow Skin Browless” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon

Skulls: BellePoses – “Spookzilla Hunt 2 – Skull”

Weapon: [CX] – “Reforged Reaper”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ Necrotize // October 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ Necrotize // October 21st – November 20th

The Ayda Outfit will change you. It isn’t just an outfit, it’s a device that can deliver to the wearer either ultimate pain or ultimate pleasure. Being directly connected to the erogenous zones, as well as plugged in to several nerve clusters along the spinal column, stimulation of various sorts can be applied. One might notice a lack of remote control, that is because the Ayda Outfit reads your darkest impulses directly from messages sent along your spine. It does ask for consent. It does not respect safewords. It adjusts dynamically to your own responses. Some reports claim the Ayda Outfit has caused neural overloads, brain damage from the sheer intensity of agony or euphoria. Wicca’s Originals assures you that these reports are false: the Ayda Outfit is an extreme one, but is safe to wear and use. Comes in 10 dark color patterns in one set, for Maitreya, Freya, Legacy, and Slink Hourglass bodies. There is also a color edition, which comes in 10 vibrant, brighter color palettes.

Event Location: Necrotize

This evil thing, it knows me…

TUNES

Ring around the Rosie
Pocket full of posies
Ashes, ashes
We all fall down
Ring around the Rosie
What do you suppose we
can do to fight the darkness
in which we drown?
Ring around the Rosie
This evil thing, it knows me
Lost ghosts surround me
I can’t fall down

Today they Bloggies took place, the Blogger and Vlogger awards done by BVN. I was nominated in quite a few categories and so when I got the taxi to the celebration event, I did throw on something as formal as possible for me – I do not own one single gown anymore – and took the ride to the Seraphim sim, where the event took place. I never expect to actually win something as the competition is huge and there are so many amazing people nominated.

A lot of people were there and it looked all very festive and classy – I again felt so miss placed *giggles*. I am not used to go to such celebrations or awards, eve if as a musician in RL we had some… I just can’t get used to it for what ever reason. When they started the announcements and who won all the categories (yes there were quite a few :P), I still felt somehow excited and nervous. Even if you never really count to win something, the hope that it nevertheless happens sticks deep inside somehow, I guess that’s human after all.

But all of a sudden I heard the speakers saying my name and I was like “Wait what?!?” and it seems, I won the Best Shoe blogger award! O…M…G…! Thank you so much for everyone that voted for me!

If I remember correctly I got a few awesome runner up placements:

Best Accessories Blogger: 1st Runner Up

Best Roleplay Blogger: 2nd Runner Up

Best Fantasy Blogger: 2nd Runner Up

Best Review Blogger: 1st Runner Up

Best Photographic Editing: 2nd Runner Up

Most Improved Blogger: 1st Runner Up

If I did name the category not exactly right, I am very sorry but when I heard my name again and again I was so excited that I might not have the 100% correct description of some of them *blushes*

Again thank you to everyone that voted for me that really means a lot to me!

But now lets take a lok at my today look as I do have some freaking, amazing designers to showcase!

Yesterday I had the honor to be asked if I would like to blog for {PSYCHO:Byts}… if I would like?!? YES!!! Certainly I would LOVE to! I do love that brand for a longer time and alraedy blogged the designs quite a few times *dances around* And her we go – my first blog as official {PSYCHO:Byts} blogger with the kick ass amazing “Nekhbet Mummy Arms” released at the Salem event. The arms are rigged for Maitreya and Legacy body only. With the huge HUD you can customize the skin, the bandages, the leather parts and the buckles. As well on the HUD you will find 3 buttons called “Whole”, “Half Sleeve” and “Hand”, which gives you even more possibilities to wear your awesome new arms.

CerberusXing and DRD have some hyper cool news as well, fir exmaple the super cool leg bandages I am wearing you can find at The Warehouse Sale event and the incredible mask, which reminded me aboutthe SAW movies , which I totally love, is one of the hunt gifts at the Hallow Manor event! DRD is participating in so many events this month, you better safe your money to get all this amazig designs: Salem, Satan Inc, Fameshed, Hallow Manor, Epiphany and The Warehouse Sale!

I hope you enjoy the dark season as much as I do – Happy Halloween!

Clothing

Dress: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Dress ( VIP )” (Maitreya, Gacha, Epiphany VIP)

Panty: [CX] – “Sticky Bits Bottom” (Maitreya)

Legs: [CX] – “Leg Bandages – Bloody” (Maireya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // October 2020

Accessories

Headpiece: DRD – “Reversebeartrap CLOSED v2” (Hunt Gift) – NEW @ Hallo Manor // October 2020

Collar: Wicca’s Originals – “Lamia Collar” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Hallow Manor // October 2020

Feet Claws: [ Conviction ] – “The Claws – Feet” (Maitreya, Flat)

Hair & Makeup

Eyeliner: CURELESS[+] – “Undereye Liners & Liner / DARK” (BoM)

Faceart: CURELESS[+] – “Psychopopmp / Sepia / FRESH” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Skin: HUMAN GLITCH – “MLKSKN / BoM NO HRPS” (BoM)

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Arms: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Nekhbet Mummy Arms” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Salem // October 2020

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Blood (Body & Face): Izzie’s – “Blood and Wounds medium” (BoM)

Shape: Denver’s Shapes – “Amy Shape for Lelutka”

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: [CX] – “For a good Time”

Pose 1: Poseidon – “Adventurer 1” (Bento) – NEW @ Tomb of the Ancients // October 2020

Pose 2: Poseidon – “Patient 6” (Bento)

Pose 3: Poseidon – “Strange 4” (Bento)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Silent Scream

TUNES

Silent Scream

[Akira Yamaoka]
Tell me all the things you see
Lately, I have come to dream
Of birdless skies, their silent cries
In this empty box, my heart is lost

Picture made for Eclipse Magazine July 2020 // https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_july_2020

Once blind by the fears we hide
Fragile like a wounded child
The maze of life, we fall behind
In this empty box, where your heart is lost
Shame of memories when we fall asleep
Among the burning dreams
Make your feelings in the silent screams
When they whisper in your sleep
One day, when you run away
From all the pain that you face
You’re as lonely when you come to see
That the truth is never seen
Shame of memories when we fall asleep
Among the burning dreams
Make your feelings in the silent screams
When they whisper in your sleep
Shame of memories when we fall asleep
Among the burning dreams
Make your feelings in the silent screams
When they whisper, “Come to me.”
Clothing
Dress: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Dress ( VIP )” (Maitreya, Gacha VIP Gift)
Panty: [CX] – “Sticky Bits Bottom” (Maitreya)
Shoes (incl. Blood Tattoo): Astralia – “Bloody Bandage Feet Accessory” (Maitreya, Maitreya Applier)
Accessories
Hat: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Hat ( VIP )” (Gacha VIP Gift)
Nails: Izzie’s – “Dirty Nails” (Maitreya Applier)
Collar: .:-CatniP-:. – Enslaved Collar ~ rough brown”
Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: [CX] – “Juggerknow Remake’18 Plain F”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”
Tattoo: Izzie’s – “Blood and Wounds dark” (BoM)
Arms (incl. Appliers): [CX] + Hotdog – “Krokodil Decay” (unrigged, Omega Applier)
Poses, Props & Tools
Background: [CX] – “Crucem Inverso”
Syringe: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Syringe ( VIP )” (Gacha VIP Gift)
Wheelchair (incl. Poses): Poseidon – “Silent Heals”
Poses: Poseidon
Model & Photographer

Refurbished

https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_july_2020

 

TUNES

Father did you miss me,
Been locked up a while.
I got caught for what I did but took it all in style.
Laid to rest all my confessions I gave way back when.
Now I’m versed in so much worse,
So I am back again, and he said

For the love that I make, I’m going to hell!

Gettin’ heavy with the devil, you can hear the wedding bells.

[Pretty Reckless]

Accessories

Headpiece: DRD – “Wasteland Helmet – Metal Mohawk”

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Withered Bezerker Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”

Skin: ~JJ~ – “Specialty Skin (Cracked Porcelain)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Refurbished” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Surrounding: DRD – “San Mora” (various items of the collection)

Pose: Poseidon

Location

Bartertown

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The last Key… Do you dare?

“Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal, and they exist today. The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow.”

[Ed Warren]

Scary moments and moods! Again it was time for some creepy and horror inspired pictures *snickers*

This time it was the cool face tattoo from CURELESS[+] and the uber cool backdrop from CerberusXing that inspired me to do something dark and wicked. The “Crucifix Corridor” backdrop reminded me about a scene of the movie “The Nun” which lead me to 2 or my favorite horror movie series – Insidious and Conjuring with all its sequels and prequels. I never could decide which ones I loved more and so a little bot of all of them went into todays pictures.

You cannot make a picture with just a back drop and some face modifications, I thought and tried to put together a look that would work with what I wanted to showcase. Instantly the super awesome “Morgane Ribbon Heels” from [Gos] came to my mind. The were released for this month round of FaMESHed and I instantly fell in love with the way the ribbons reached down till the tip of the pumps. As always you get a wide range of colors with the HUD and as well the possibility to color the show and the ribbons, plus a few other details separately. I tried to show you a few possibilities above, but certainly you get way more than you can see up there 😉

For my outfit I chose and outfit I saw at the last round of ROMP, made by AsteroidBox and combined with the cool bracers from CerberusXing made the perfect look but still it looked a little bit too ‘cute’ for what I was looking for. With the cool horns from E.V.E and the evil hair from no.match I finally was satisfied with my look for what I had in mind. For the poses, always when I want to do something creepy and unusual, I went with the poses from Poseidon. I already wrote about them a couple of times, but I just cannot stop telling how awesome they are if you are looking for something that shows some action, or motions or something out of the mainstream looking.

I hope you enjoyed my little key keeper as much as I did and I will no go and watch some of the mentioned movies… maybe to get some more ideas for dark fantasy inspired pictures *wicked grin*

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox – “Rosa Lingerie” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Harlot Stockings – Black” (Omega Applier)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Morgane Ribbon Heels – Boutique” (Maitreya) – NEW @ FaMESHed // November 2019

Accessories

Wings: [EC] – “Demon Wings (Destruction)” (Bento)

Horns: E.V.E – “Scatha Dark Knight Horns”

Arms: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme – Black” (Maitreya)

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

Hair & Makeup

Second Eyes: CURELESS[+] – “Quattrocular Tattoo” (Omega Applier)

Lipstick: LeLutka – “Beast Applier” (LeLutka Applier)

Hair: no.match – “No.Evil” (GroupGift)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Bianca 3.4”

Eyes: CURELESS[+] – “Space Eyes”

Face: CURELESS[+] – “Ghoul” (Omega Applier)

Teeth: LeLutka – “Beast Teeth 1.1 for Bianca 3,4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: CURELESS[+] – “Morphine” (Omega Applier)

Tattoo: Misschevious – “Do you love it – Good Girl” (Omega Applier, Gacha, Rare)

Shape: { wren’s nest } – “Eliza Proportional Shape” (lightly modified to fit the skin & face tattoo)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Backdrop: [CX] – “Crucifix Corridor”

Key 1:[Cubic Cherry] – “{Null} Key Earring” (I loved the shape so much I had to use it again as a prop)

Key Bundle: selfmade

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ Eclipse – October Never Dies

Wicca’s Originals @ Eclipse – October Never Dies // October 2019

The Emily dress is “horror chic”. The fabric and cut of the dress itself would be flattering, but something went very wrong, either with the wearer, or the tailor. It comes chained to a garotte wrapped about the neck, as well as wire and chain encircling the waist. To really make the skin crawl, both arms and the spine have a series of oversized metal ‘studs’ affixed directly to the flesh. Comes in both bloodied and ‘clean’ variations, and the fabric can be changed between 10 different colors. Emily is available for Maitreya Lara.

Event Location: Eclipse – October Never Dies

Something has grown in my chest…

If you are hearing this, there is nothing I can do
Something has grown in my chest.
And I have seen it.
It is hard and cold.
It’s been dormant for many years.
I have tried to save you, but I cannot come to save you
But this is what you deserve

[Marilyn Manson]

I know it might be a little early for Halloween visions, but since many events already had their applications out I fell in a light Halloween mood and I love to use that as my excuse for my dark, creepy side anyways *grins*

And I blame L’Emporio too, as they released such a kick ass, cool outfit at the oXXcuro event – just kidding, I love the outfit! It is a full outfit that contains garter, bolero, boots, corset, panties, sleeves, necklace, hat, bra, veil and pasties (last 3 I did not use for my post today). You as well get a HUD to color some parts in white, black or red like for example the crosses on the sleeves, the hat and the corset strings.

As I told you before, I was watching the “The Nun” movie not too long ago and when I saw that naughty nun  – plus my Halloween, creepy mood – I could not resist to do something dark 😉 When I was looking for a matching background, I remembered the cool “Crucem Inverso” backdrop from CerberusXing. I am anyways a [CX] addicted and so I just added some more [CX] with some piercings. When it comes to dark spooky looks, I love too use the tattoos and makeups from Cureless[+] and The White Crow. They always have such an amazing feel when it comes to the tiny boarder of creepy and disgusting 🙂 I love how much they stretch them selves out and still make it look stylish and cool, even if it is a super horrific design!

What came in handy as well  – and made the perfect addition to my look – are the “Gormory” ears from .:E.A.Studio:. With their huge crosses hanging down from the earlobe they just looked perfect. The ears come with a HUD as well to match your skin, choose your tattoo and a page for the metals as well to make sure they fit the rest of your style. The reason I did not use the original pasties from the outfit are just simple, I loved the upside-down cross looking ones so much to the look, that I just could not skip them 😉

Halloween comes closer and I guess, I just started my dark adventure through my favorite season. I hope I will find many dark and spooky things this year to be able to realize more of my horror visions I do already have – maybe even find or imagine some new ones 😉

Clothing

Outfit, Necklace & Shoes: L’Emporio – “Badessa” (Maitreya) – NEW @ oXXXcuro Event // August 2019

Pasties: Moon Elixir – “Gothique – 14 – Onyx Pasties” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

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

Septum: [CX] – “Drop Septum (Silver)”

Lip Piercing: [CX] – “Bitten 2017”

Hair & Makeup

Makeup 1: CURELESS[+] – “Undereye Lines & Eyeliner” (Omega Applier)

Makeup2: .ARISE. – “Kulo Makeup” (LeLutka Applier)

Lips & Chin: the crone – “heartbite”

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: *YS&YS* – “Immortal Skin Applier” (LeLutka & Maitreya Applier)

Tattoo: -[TWC]- – “Okami Amaterasu V2” (Omega Applier)

Facetattoo: -[TWC]- – “Okami Amaterasu V2 III” (Omega Applier)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Gormory”

Teeth: LeLutka – “Beast Teeth 1.1”

Eyes: Clemmm – “I’m Tired / Burn Out -Regular-“

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: [CX] – “Crucem Inverso”

Poses: Poseidon

Heart: CURELESS[+] – ” Valentine’s Heart” (without pose)

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

 

The Dark Nun – My Journey of Blogging

It is still sunny and hot outside but I already desire the dark months again… maybe exactly because of that. I hate hot weather and I never was a huge friend of the sun.

Recently I watched the movie “The Nun” again. I do love mystic, horror movies a lot and the 2 Conjuring movies with the spin-offs of Anabelle and The Nun are just a must if you love that kind of genre 😉

So I guess The Nun was my inspiration for this when I saw the “Lost Saints ” gacha from ANTINATURAL[+] the first time. Like usual it took me a while before I found all my components and parts for my pictures, but I got used to that. I have a huge respect for those who get something at the release day and instantly have a cool idea what they could do with it for their pictures. I am not talking about the usual blogger pictures that are just showcasing the outfits (nothing wrong with them), but about those who make pictures that kinda tell stories or being made in an artistic way.

I remember times when I just blogged for blogging purposes like reviews, showcasing items, putting a simple stylecard and doing promotion for designers. Like I said before there is nothing wrong with that, but after 10 years of blogging I had to find something different for me as blogging started to feel like a duty only and the fun started to vanish. I started originally with one picture and a style card and never had more than one or two sentences to it. Back then it was cool as I could kinda pump out up to 7 posts per day. Back then we didn’t have any kind of windlight, shadows or meshes, so it was way more easy to shoot pictures and post process them lightly. Usually the only thing I did was to put me in front of a colored background, have more than one view of myself or closeups in the picture and in the end I added a shadow to give it at least some depth (EXAMPLE). Back then I felt really cool with doing that, as it did it’s purpose to showcase designers work as best as I could. Those damn shadows and the desire to have myself more than once on my pictures or have some closeups were the reason why I started to learn Photoshop back then *giggles*

Over the time I tried various things to develop my picture skills and to find new ways how I could showcase designers work properly. I tried simple backgrounds, busy ones and I tried the green-screening and having completely different backgrounds that did not came from Second Life. The last one I did not try for too long as it did not look right for me and I really wanted to keep my pictures taken in SL. I never had the desire to merge SL snapshots into RL pictures or backgrounds and so I gave up on that trend relatively quick. While I started with square pictures (512×512) I figured out fast, that other rations can look way more interesting and attractive. After experimenting quite a while with sizes and formats, I found out that I do love 4:3 (3:4 as well) ratio the most.

Back in 2009, blogging wasn’t as popular as it is today and as a model we were told we should do pictures of have a blog to showcase our styling skills away from the runway shows and vendor shots where the designers kinda put their own visions on us. It was a way to interpret clothing different than the designer initially did, but still it was a way to promote the designs and show that they could have different ways of styles and could attract different groups of people. I had the most fun to fool around with gowns, away from being just beautiful and pretty *grins*

First I was told if I keep on doing such things, like wearing gowns with shaved hair and piercings,  pull simple casual outfits to something wicked and dark with accessories and the location/set I was using, mix and match different outfits together or even use accessories away from their original purpose, I would damage my reputation and no one ever would give me things to blog anymore. I was new into the business back then and a little scared that those who already worked in the fashion industry would be right. So I calmed down again and went on with mainstream pictures again. Then something really funny happened. Designers, fellow models and some other people IMed me asking me why I would go back to those “boring” styles again. That was a wakeup call for me. Even if my ideas were unconventional and different, there were some people who enjoyed that as much as I do. I screwed the thought and the anxiety about my weird ideas and went back to what I really enjoyed. But I always made sure to not distort designers work with too weird poses and later on, when we got windlight, shadows and lights, to not change the color of an outfit or have things too dark so you could not anymore see them. I wanted to have more than one picture, so that I could tell a little story with them. To the same time it would give me the possibility to again focus on details in different pictures. I made the decision to put more pictures on my blog post and have one reference picture (mostly the one I loved the most) displayed on Flickr.  That all kept my pictures weird for my styles but in general relatively simple, as they looked flat without any emotion and depth. For quite a while that was ok for me and I enjoyed, that I could live my craziness of styles and got new sponsors now and then (EXAMPLE).

Again I came across a point where I had the desire to change something as I wanted to have more emotions and feelings in my pictures. When we got windlight, shadows and lights, I found out that you can create cool, dramatic shots with a strong light and shadow combination and a powerful windlight. But there was the other side of the coin… with deep shadows some details started to vanish and first I had the feeling I  should not do that as it does hide designers work too much. The more I tried, the less I could resist to all those new features and I that seriously put me on the horns of a dilemma. I wanted to do more artistic pictures that have more content than just the clothing that I was wearing, but how I could do that if I loose details to the dark. When bento came to Second Life it was even worse, as pose creators started to make more crazy poses and with my 4:3 ratio pictures I didn’t want to use standing poses only anymore where I had more background than avatar on the picture. I had so many awesome sponsors (if I now look back, it were too many) and I wanted to satisfy them all. I wasn’t able to have a combination of blog pictures and personal pictures done, as I had so many deadlines and outfits that I had to blog. There was a point where everything became too much and blogging or making pictures became a burden and nearly all the fun had vanished. I had to make a decision – either I go on like usual and loose all my interest in blogging, Second Life and everything I loved, or I have to change something drastically and revamp my blog.

It wasn’t an easy decision as I had the feeling I do have to let my sponsors go, when I cannot satisfy them anymore. I left a few and as well explained to them why I had to. A handful of my sponsors really surprised me, when they told me they would still like to keep me and see where my journey would go to – I never ever expected that!

I took a few weeks off and started to reconsider my blog and pictures. During that time I watched a lot of Photoshop tutorials and learned a lot of new techniques about photo editing. When I came back I was full of energy and started to play with lights, projectors and shadows and experimented with all the new things I learned in Photoshop. It was a complete new freedom and feeling and I found all the fun back, that I missed so much. I am a very self-critical person and so even if the fun was back I felt there was missing something, as many times the pictures looked ok but not “cool”. That was when Silly told me about VISONAIRE. First I thought, why I should take a course if I can have all the tutorials and information on the Internet as well? But the more I thought about the more I did remember, how much I loved attending classes and workshops in my life. So I signed up and I have to tell you, I do not regret any second! (If you want to know more about my VISIONAIRE experience you can look HERE) It was a completely different experience and it did teach me a lot about things that I never thought of and just did because I felt it looks nice. What was again a huge surprise, with my new way of pictures (I did not dare to apply as a blogger at too many places anymore) I got requested as a blogger or even got flickr mails where designers or blogger managers invited me to join their blogger team. That certainly was the most awesome thing that could happen – I do what I enjoy and others do enjoy my new way of blogging too!

I am sure, there will be times, when the desire of changes will come up again, but for now I really do enjoy blogging and taking pictures again 🙂

Clothing

Outfit: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Unsainted Nun / Mini” (Gacha, Rare)

Veil: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Unsainted Nun / Veil” (Gacha, Rare)

Shoes: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Leather Boots” (Gacha, Rare)

Accessories

Wrist Armor: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Gold Gauntlets” (Gacha, Rare)

Tounge Piercings: LeLutka – “BDYART-TBRBL” (Bento)

Headpiece: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Sacred Silence / Gold” (Gacha, Common)

Horns: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Gilded Horns / Gold” (Gacha, Common)

Rings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Tunderstrike Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Entwined – “Jana”

Eyemakeup: CURELESS[+] – “Undereye Lines & Eyeliner” (Omega Applier)

Forehead: CURELESS[+] – “Onibi Markings” (Omega Applier)

Wounds: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Badass Fighter” (Omega Applier)

Lips: LeLutka – “Beast Applier” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Korina 3.3” (Bento)

Teeth: LeLutka – “Beast Teeth 1.1” (Bento)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1” (Bento)

Skin: *YS&YS* – “Immortal Skin” (LeLutka & Maitreya Applier)

Eyes: ANATOMY – “Reflect Eyes – Albino”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gormory Ears”

Poses & Props

Poses: Poseidon – “Evil Nurse”, “Puppeteer”, “Hil Nurse” & “Morgue”

Background: SEMPITERNAL – “[The Forbidden Room]”

Table & Dishes: DRD – “Black Widow Tea Table”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Dr. Stein grows funny Creatures

TUNES

Once they killed his monster when it went into a trap
Now he’s making better ones on a higher step
[Helloween]

It is not a secret, that this time of the year is my personal favorite. The weather becomes bearable, the sun is not burning down like crazy anymore, the days become shorter – I always was more a creature of the night and certainly the spooky times arrived 😉 Now I can do weird, crazy and morbid stuff without being asked if I am alright 😉

What inspired me a lot for this post, was the actual hunt and the latest releases from DRD as well as the amazing group gift from CURELESS [+]. I got kinda an addiction to the incredible detailed torsos from CURELESS [+ ], that they have in various releases, which I showed already in previous posts. When I saw that they even released one of those as a group gift I first could not believe it. It was one of the best group gifts I ever got! Speaking of kick ass cool group gifts – the hair I am wearing as well is a group gift coming from no.match. You can wear it with and without the hat!

There is 2 events going on at the moment that really got me excited and after completing both of them I am kinda sad that it is already over… such things  I could do forever 😉 . The fist one would be the Ironwood Hills event called Haunting 2018. It is the 3rd event in a row – and all 3 belong to each other – and I immensely enjoyed them all. While we hunted for little charms for a charm bracelet laying inside a book, this time we got a tablet, that guided us through the whole story and hunt. You do not need to collect something this time you just need to find the right people one after another and solve their riddles. It is a great way to explore the sim as well if you did not do that before as it drags you across the whole sim. As if that would not be already enough for amusement, you get as reward over 40 gifts from the best designers on the grid. All of them as well made special Exclusives, scary, spooky themed for the event – It is a shopping paradise for all those who love the darker side of life 😉

Speaking of the best designers on the grid, I cannot miss DRD. Deathrow Designs, is one of my all time favorites anyways if it is clothing, accessories or structures/buildings. They have a certain way of their designing and texturing, you would discover them under a million of other designers. The skills of the whole team is incredibly amazing and incomparable. They as well are part of the Ironwood Hills event with their mega amazing Reanimator Gacha – you can gamble for it or just buy the whole set. The whole set screams Dr. Stein with the tower and it’s furniture as well as the reward gift for completing the Ironwood Hills hunt. Last year round about the same time they introduced their Shadow Box. A monthly subscription box over 6 month with a final reward gift if you bought all 6 of them. My today background is exactly that final gift with various furniture items that were in the shadow boxes. Obviously I used the dark version – for the Shadow boxes you always got one light and one dark version.

DRD has as well an event going on, the Reanimator Hunt. You just have to grab the hunt HUD at the landing point and roam around the DRD sim along a path they mentioned in the NC. While walking around, you will find little skulls and just by clicking them you will get your hunt items until you collected all and can grab your final 10th gift back at the landing point. What I loved is that the skulls are not permanent. As soon as you lick them they vanish and spawn somewhere else randomly. That makes sure everyone has the same hunting experience 🙂

As a little plus and for all that love to collect things they have a neat addition to the hunt The Steins – 11 unique, in character dressed avatars of their staff – appear randomly on the sim and you have to ask them a specific question (you find that one in the DRD group notices). If you asked the right question each of them will hand you a unique, personalized journal – I still miss 3 of them but I will keep hunting them down 😉

Don’t miss either Ironwood Hills or the Reanimator Hunt @ DRD, before October is over – There is not many chances for free hunts and games in such an amazing quality!

Outfit & Accessories

Torso: CURELESS [+] – “Cadavre Exquis” (Maitreya) – NEW Group Gift

Panty: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll / Skeletal System / Panty / RARE” (Maitreya, Gacha)

Collar: Asteroid Box – “Caelum Collar” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Red Light District

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

Bracers: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Trinity Bracers [Black]” (Maitreya, Gacha)

Bracelets (Incl. Blood Tattoo): CURELESS [+] – “Barbedwire Cuffs”

Nails: Meva – “Bento Claws Dark” (Maitreya)

Bunnies: CURELESS [+] – “Bunny Dool” (Group Gift)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Scary” – NEW Group Gift

Makeup: CURELESS [+] – “Undereye Lines & Eyeliner” (Omega Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Folia Lips” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Eye: Clemmm – “I’m Tired / Red Bloodshot” – NEW @ Ironwood Hills (Gift)

Ears: .:E.A:. Studio – “Elf Dior Ears”

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Set: DRD – “Shadow Mansion  – Furnished- Dark” (Shadow Box Bonus Item)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin