Ratpack @ The Roadhouse Bar

Ratpack @ The Roadhouse Bar

With ease and a practiced flick of her wrist, Snot flips the switchblade in her hand open and closed, over and over again. Slow at first, the action became a blur as she increased the speed. With a loud sniff, Snot wiped her nose on the back of her arm. Yes, that’s how she got her name.

Her eyes scanned the room, noting the position of every patron in the roadhouse bar. Rats, Mice, even a Squirrel or two sat at the makeshift tables and chairs they scavenged after the Apocalypse.

The Apocalypse – the day when the humans destroyed their own species and elevated others into higher forms of life. The Mice were the thinkers; the planners. The Rats, Snot’s ancestors, were the muscle; the heavy lifters. Squirrels were the scavengers; the trackers who found human items and made them useful again.

A couple Rabbits trolled the room for, well, what rabbits did the best. One spotted Snot and moved seductively across the room. It sidled up close to Snot and nuzzled her neck. With a sweep of her arm, Snot pushed the horny Rabbit away. The warning look she shot the Rabbit told it not to return again.

It’s not that Snot was against afternoon sex or cross species mingling, but she was on duty and took her responsibilities seriously. Especially today, when a contingency of Weasels was scheduled to arrive to meet with the local Mice leaders. Snot would not allow any distractions.

The survivors of the Apocalypse were determined not to make the same mistakes as the humans, but even in their un-evolved form, animals were also territorial and bloodthirsty.

Speaking of the devil, a pair of oily looking Ferrets stroll into the bar and survey the surroundings. Just like the Rats, the Ferrets were enforcers; bodyguards to the Weasels in their own little part of this messed up world.

Apparently satisfied with the room, they step back and hold the makeshift door open of Wartman, the leader of the Weasel encampment up north. Macro, the leader of Snot’s community, stands to greet the arriving leader.

Today was about peace, cooperation and trade. That didn’t mean Snot wasn’t prepared for trouble as her eyes continued to scan the room. It was the Rat’s nature to watch for danger. After all, they were all animals in one fashion of another.

The evolved species that developed from the human’s global devastation were determined to live together in peace. They would not follow in the footsteps of humanity and allow hatred and aggression to rule the Earth again.

Or with evolution, was human nature far behind?

THE END

Clothing

Top: Mug – “Punk Rocker – #1 Band Tee” (Maitreya Petite, Gacha, Rare)

Pants: DRD – “Slacker Pants/Light” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Semller – “Worn Canvas Hi Tops Festival Edt. Black” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: -[TWC]- – “Mistic Glasses -Black-” (unrigged)

Collar: *PKC* – Risque Collar – No Neck Lock” (unrigged)

Bracers: .:E.A.Studio:. – “KnothArm LeatherBlack” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

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

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: CUREMORE – “/ Punk Chic / Mowhawk / Fire” (Gacha, Common)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: BeSpoke – “Rodent Lou”

Skin: BeSpoke – “Rodent Skin – Lab Rat” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Selfmade

Set: DRD – “Roady’s Biker Bar – Complete Set – PG”

Knife (incl. Animation): [CX] – “Mizu Occam’s Razor” (Bento)

Beer: BellePoses – “Beer 2” (out of the Jeh Pose Set)

Location: Bartertown

Story

Anne Daumig

Model, Photographer & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ Salvage Station // November 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ Salvage Station // November 20th – December 20th

The world has ended. There was once a Before. Now it is just After.
At least, the world we knew. When food was a matter of walking into a store or pulling up to a drive through window. When water and power was piped into your homes and the Internet was a source of communication and entertainment. It’s all gone now.
The radiation left the ground barren and broken. Food now comes from the only other survivors of the apocalypse – the cockroaches. Clean water doesn’t exist – water barely exists. I am lucky to find water at all.
Supplies of any kind are long gone. The looters saw to that. What little I have I stole from the dead, including the shirt off a corpse’s back. My sneakers barely have any rubber sole left and my toes are already poking through ever growing holes. I am no better than a vulture picking bones clean. I am a scavenger…
Back in the time Before, I was beautiful. My skin had a peaches-and-cream glow and was soft as silk. Once long, golden blond hair crowned my head. I was carefree and happy. My parents had money and I lived a charmed and privileged life.
Now After, my face is scarred by radiation burns and my skin is so badly cracked that it’s bleeding. Only chopped and uneven brittle strands of hair peek out beneath a filthy cap. A plastic bag holds my few precious possessions.
Everyone i knew is dead. My parents and grandparents were all at some gala/fund raiser/charity event -whatever the cause of the month was, while I was in the underground parking garage where we lived. One minute I was getting out of my Mercedes and the next the building seemed to collapse around me. How I survived, I will never understand.
There is nowhere safe. It is too hot to move around by day, so I have to find a small hole or tiny space in a collapsed building to hide and sleep. I know what will happen if I am caught by one of the gangs. I know what they do to women. I know all too well.
Soon I will be ready to leave the city. It’s taken weeks to gather what I need and make my way to the docks. Better to take my chances in the wilderness than here among the other survivors who kill for no other reason than they can. I learned to sail when I was young and can handle a sail boat on my own. If I can make it out of the city, I will head for the ocean and …
What was that noise? I clutch my meager belongs to my chest and draw up into a tight ball. If I stay small and quiet, maybe they won’t find me. Just maybe i can survive another day. Just maybe … <gasp>
… to be continued …
Sizes: Maitreya (Lara, Petite, Flat), Legacy[F] (Classic, Perky). Legacy[M], Signature Gianni, Belleza Jake
HUD: 10 Colors & 10 Metals

Event Location: Salvage Station

We are the warriors that built this town…

As a child you would wait
And watch from far away
But you always knew that you’d be the one
That work while they all play
In youth you’d lay
Awake at night and scheme
Of all the things that you would change
But it was just a dream
[- League of Legends -]

Clothing

Outfit: Black Cat Creations – “Genesis Suit” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Abstrakt Event // November 2021

Shoes: L’Emporio – “::*Zohar*::” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Man Cave Event // November 2021

Accessories

Mask: Butanik83 – “Scavenger Mask” – NEW @ Salvage Station // November 2021

Collar: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Choker Erald Bolt” (unrigged)

Bullet Belt: Bauhaus Movement – “Ella / Dust Bullet Female”

Belt: Asphyxya – “Army Belt Female 1.2”

Backpack: DRD – “Wasteland Backpack – HERS – Brown”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: DOUX – “Joya Hair Style [S]”

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, B0dy & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “::*Athan II” (Bento)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Arms: DRD – “Dark Night Arms”  (Maitreya, Bento)

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Game Over” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

Dirt: persephone – “apocalyptic // body dirt – full” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials) – NEW @ Salvage Station // November 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Location: Bartertown

Scenery: Dirty Rat – “Bell Shelter / DECOR” – NEW @ Salvage Station // November 2021

Weapon: [lvl.9] – “The Loaded Question”) – NEW @ Salvage Station // November 2021

Rats: JIAN – “Classic Rat Collection”

Dog: Rezz Room – “Imperial Doberman Animesh V2”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wasteland Summer…

TUNES

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck gettin’ dirt and gritty
Been down, isn’t it a pity?
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city
All around people looking half-dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

[- Joe Cocker -]

Clothing

Top: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Cordelia Summer – Crosses Top” (Maitreya Petite, Gacha, Rare)

Panty:  .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Cordelia Summer – Crosses Bottom” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – “Brida Booties” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Hat:  .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Cordelia Summer – Hat Red” (Gacha, Common)

Glasses: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Cordelia Summer – Sunglasses Red” (Gacha, Common)

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

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

Body Chain:  .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Cordelia Summer – Chest Chain” (Maitreya Petite, Gacha Rare)

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “*My Nails* – Graphic Glass” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ The Darkness Monthly // July

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KUNI – “Ara” (Maitreya Petite)

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

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

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Darl Lovely Day” (BoM)

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Machinist Light 50%” (BoM)

Body Effect: Artemisa/.~DN~. – “Crystal Flame Body Effect” (Maitreya, animated)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Prop: Artemisa/.~DN~. – “Essence of Nightshade” (animated, color modded)

Deco 1: DRD – “The Beercorner”

Deco 2: DRD– Trailer Park” (Gacha)

Poser: AnyPose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expressions: LeLUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Location

Bartertown

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ SL18B // June/July 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ SL18B // June 17th – July 6th

Wicca’s Originals is proud to announce our participation at this years SL birthday!

The Ranger Boots are the practical option for if you’re going to be working around twisted metal or broken glass, or maybe just don’t want to get bitten by snakes. The tough reinforced leather is built in layers, and rises almost to the knee, with a series of buckled straps to keep it secure and prevent any chaffing for extended wear. The soles are thick rubber, with deep treading for navigating even the most unstable terrain. These are an excellent choice for hiking, rock climbing, and are even treated for water and weather resistance. The ideal outdoor boot, and stylish as well, coming in 10 different color palettes and metal options, they are fitted for Maitreya, Legacy (F), Hourglass, Freya, and Gianni bodies.

For our free gift we wanted something special for male and female! To match the Ranger Boots, the Rune Top has been re-imagined in a post apocalyptic theme, it will be a perfect fit for the boots!
The Rune SL18B version is fitted to Maitreya (Lara, Petite, Flat), Legacy (F) (Original & Perky) & Signature Gianni.

Event Location: SL18B

 

Wicca’s Originals @ ACCESS Cyberfair // June 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ ACCESS Cyberfair // June 1st – 25th

“Form follows function” is an old design addage, but even in the age of cyber augmentation, it’s still relevant. Enter the Cypher Pants, engineered by the brightest minds at Wicca’s Originals. These pants are more than just coverings for your legs, they provide thermal insulation to protect from heat and cold. They grant your hips and thighs with next-generation support, alleviating some of the strain on them, allowing you to run longer with less effort. And of course, there is the very practical aspect of the slash-resistant materials used, giving the wearer a sense of security against either laceration or tearing, from falls on the asphalt, to thorny bushes or even knives. All of this in a sleek, aesthetically pleasing package. Get your Cypher Pants today, and feel the difference. Comes with 10 colors palettes and metal options, for Maitreya, Legacy, and Gianni bodies — Also comes in a ‘Rune edition’, for wear with the Rune Top!

The Yuri Arms by Wicca’s Originals are more than meets the eye. At a glance, they are sleek sleeves, covering from wrist to mid-upper arm, but they are so much more. Using a series of induction pads, the Yuri Arms read micro-electic pulses going on just underneath the dermal layer, in the musculature, and send signals to expand or contract along channels in the nanocarbon material to supplement the body’s natural strength. The effects of this range from subtle support to being a force multiplier, improving the precision of detailed work that requires a steady hand, or amplifying the raw strength behind a throw or a punch. This patented technology provides the best augmentation you can get for upper body control, short of invasive surgeries. Comes in 10 color options, with 10 metals, for Maitreya, Legacy, and Gianni bodies — Also comes in a ‘Rune Edition’ variant for use with the Rune Top.

Event Location: ACCESS Cyberfair // June 2021

 

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // March 23rd – April 18th

Wicca’s Originals has released their latest optimal augment, the Kingsford Eyepatch. Bringing form and function together, this curious looking facial decoration serves to do more than just cover the eye with a stylish design. The eyepatch is outfitted with analog parts, including an optical zoom on the lens which can be adjusted from the dial on the side of the face, and a shielded concave lens designed to be able to maximize the capture of light and allow the wearer to see in near-dark settings. Being all analog, the Kingsford design requires no batteries or electronics, and is easy to service. The squeamish may find the way it is studded to the face uncomfortable, but nobody got anywhere by letting such hang-ups hold them back. This unrigged eyepatch can be worn on the left or right eye, on any head, and comes in 5 colors for the leather and 5 colors for the metallic pieces.

Thank you Vivien and Aramis De’Lancoure for your time and patience for that picture, as well as the awesome pose ♥

Event Location: The Warehouse Sale

Surrender?

TUNES

Even though I know what I’m looking for
She’s got a brick wall behind her door
I’d travel time and confess to her
But I’m afraid she’d shoot the messenger

Every word, every thought, every sound
Every touch, every smile, every frown
All the pain we’ve endured until now
All the hope that I lost, you have found

Surrender

[- Billy Talent -]

I am still fooling around with the new “Ceylon 3.0” head from LeLUTKA. I wanted to try the classic button on the HUD to see what the head looks like if I choose that genius option, plus I wanted to see how my face mods (which are all not yet EvoX compatible) look on that face and what they to do it 😉

For my set I used some of the new group gifts, which DRD offer for their new store opening. You won’t believe it but every section has its own group gift!So you can get 5 at once at the moment!!! What is even more cool.. they packed some of their older designs into a huge container (you can find that at the right side of the building at the landing spot) calling it “Holy shit wtfbbq Retro Box”. “Some” might be a little underestimated as you can find like 700+ items in there and DRD will keep adding stuff. Now the unbelievable… it only costs 4000L$ and you will get a lifetime free update! So the price might grow up over the time, but if you get it now… you get all the coming goodies for free!

Now you might want to know where that kick-ass cool outfit comes from… it is a mix and match of 2 AsteroidBox designs. The shirt you will find at the actual round of Anthem while the shorts should be at the main store by now.

I still see so many cool things in that “Holy shit wtfbbq Retro Box”… I should get back to my platform and build some more scenes with them for new pictures 😉

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Maria Shirt” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Anthem // March 2021

Pants: AsteroidBox – “Natalia Shorts” (Maitreya)

Socks: -SU!- – “Garter Socks Nylon BLACK” (BoM)

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

Accessories

Collar: Badwolf – “Wind-Up Collar”

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

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “*Damned Claws*” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: DOUX – “Valentina Hairstyle [S]”

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

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

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

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

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

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

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

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

Freckles 1: LeLUTKA – “Freckles.004” (BoM)

Freckles 2: Izzie’s – “Neck Freckles 01 (warm) 60%” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:. BASE XH4”

Deco 1: DRD – RETRO – “Mad Lab – lab T#458 vaccuum c/m” (Gacha, WTF Box)

Deco 2: DRD – RETRO – “Mad Lab – lab PW# 52-9b powercore c/m” (Gacha, WTF Box)

Deco 3: DRD – “Apocalyptic Radio Station” – NEW Group Gift Post Apocalyptic Section // March 2021

Deco 4: DRD – “Industrial Refurbished Lamp” – NEW Group Gift Post Grunge // March 2021

Weapon: -Nebur Cyborg- – “Revolver.gun.27 – LH”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // January 23rd – February 18th

Wicca’s Originals has done it again with the Fox Glasses. Merging form and function, this set of eyewear dares to be bold and brings something fresh to the table. These will match any punk aesthetic well, rejecting what have become boring norms when it comes to eyewear. Whether you need them for eyesight, to accessorize, or to do some field work and want something that looks cooler than bulky safety goggles, the Fox Glasses fit the bill. The base frame and ear supports are made of a rigid, durable alloy rather than plastic, designed to hold up to more intense wear and heat. The lens frames extends from the lens to shield your eye on the sides, providing protection from dust or glare. The affixed flip-up UV shades provide shielding from intense sources of light, like a welding torch, or staring into the sun, if you’re into that. A faux ‘power button’ fills the gap between the frames, preventing any shrapnel from settling in the gap between. The Fox Glasses come in 10 colors and metals, and are unrigged, intended to fit any gender and any body.

Event Location: The Warehouse Sale

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // December 23rd – January 18th

The Corsair Hands by Wicca’s Originals offer a unique type of prosthetic, with the aesthetic of something built out of your own garage, because not everyone has access to the highest end cybernetics. These are tailor for the rugged survivor or the unfortunate. The mounting bracket fits snugly to the forearm, and encases an analog logic chip which reads the slight movements of remaining muscle tissue. This is powered by two sizable batteries on the wrist, and translated into a limited range of motion of the hand and fingers, which themselves are made up of questionable materials, including a cut segment of a cheese grater which serves as a maintenance hatch for the wires and actuators. The fingers gently curved blades lined with holes, which not only make them lighter, but less likely to get stuck in whatever they might slice into. Comes in 10 color palettes and metals, for Maitreya, Slink, Freya, and Gianni bento hands.

Thank you so much for creating the pose for the teaser and posing for the pictures Ϯ.:Vɨvɨɇn Đɇ´ŁȺnȼøᵾɍɇ:.Ϯ & Ϯ.:Ⱥɍamɨs Đɇ´ŁȺnȼøᵾɍɇ:.Ϯ

Event Location: The Warehouse Sale