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

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

Wicca’s Originals @ Uber // August 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ Uber // August 25th – September 22nd

Event Location: UBER

Captivating…

Sometimes it is just a Discord call and you got a new sponsor for your blogging *giggles* It wasn’t planned in any way… it just happened. I did follow the releases or Rubedo for quite a while, since my friend Chey  told me she got a custom make up for one of her contests made by Foxy Ruby, owner and designer behind Rubedo.  Today when we talked I teased her with the question if she thinks, that I would qualify for being a Rubedo blogger when we again talked about the brand again – 5 minutes later I was a Rubedo blogger *giggles* I am always a bit nervous when it comes to makeup, as I do not have too  many good experiences with blogging makeup, since I am not the typical beauty, closeup, clean blogger. But Chey is the blogger manager and she knows my work so… lets give it a try!

I do like creative, unusual makeups and eyeshadows, they do give a face character and you can do so much with a certain color and style. When I tried the “Titania” eyeshadow,I instantly had the vision of one of those popular tattoo models in RL. I do not remember her name, but she does wear colorful and bold makeup when she does TV shows, events and interviews. I do like the dark casual, urban, Goth looks a lot anyway and so it wasn’t too hard to come up with a matching look 😉

To match the “Titania” eyeshadow from Rubedo, I used one of the lipsticks I recently got at Top1Salon. So the green was set already, as I liked that combo of black and green (certainly the eyeshadow comes in 13 more colors so you can find the one you need for your look) and I came across my usual problem – one shade of green now I need to find fingernails with the perfect matching shade of green – that can end up in a headache! But not of you have the awesome “My Nails” from L’Emporio! You can hide the text in the nails and with their amazing HUD you can have preset colors PLUS you can edit them with a colorfield.

Vegas now does tattoos that work with the LeLUTKA EvoX heads. At Uber they do have one of their newest releases called “Siren” and it perfectly matched the look which I was going for. The incredible amazing necklace was made by AsteroidBox while the cool rings are from Eclipse Art Studio. Now who made that super cool glasses? Certainly CerberusXing! Those glasses are available in gold and silver and you get a HUD to texture the lenses in 8 different colors and as well each of them separately.

I am super excited what else the Rubedo makeup will challenge me to develop – I am looking forward to it 😉

Thank you Chey and Foxy for the opportunity ♥

Clothing

Top: Nerido – “Malfa Top – Black” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: [CX] – “Farseer Glasses – Gold” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // July 2021

Earrings 1: cinphul – “tempest ii [earrings]” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // July 2021

Earrings 2: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads All Linked Human EvoX”

Nose Piercing: Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // July 2021

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

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

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “*My Nails*::Text Linked” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “beanie”

Eyeshadow: Rubedo – “Titania 02” (Lel EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Orsy Event // August 2021

Lipstick: Top1Salon – “HD Pride Milk Lipstick” (LeLUTKA EvoX HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Fleur 3.1”

Eyes: A.D.D.Andel! – “Redd Eyes” (Omega Applier)

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Medium ) Siren” (Lel EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Uber // July 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose (incl. Book): Le Poppycock – “*Book Lovers* Portable Magic”

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop . Paranoia”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

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

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

The Maddy Gloves, by Wicca’s Originals, are a fun, but practical arm accessory. Whether you need to wear it as a compression glove, or simply want some extra padding on your arms, these arm sheaths have you covered. These gloves extend from elbow to the base of the thumb and forefinger, and are secured by a series of four straps and buckles, allowing the wearer to adjust the tension in them for comfort or muscle and joint relief around the wrist. And even if there is no practical need, be bold and try them anyway; they’re a great alternative to the everyday bracelet, and can add some more ‘edge’ to your styling. They come in 10 different colors with 10 metal options as well, and are fitted for Maitreya, Legacy (F), Slink (F), and Gianni bodies.

Event Location: The Warehouse Sale

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

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // May 23rd – June 18th

The Carvis Bindi is the latest in esoteric accessories for your enjoyment and spiritual growth by Wicca’s Originals. This simple headpiece adorns your sixth chakra, and resting the pentacle design is said to help the wearer attune their personal energy to the five elements, represented by the five points; spirit, air, earth, water, and fire. Meditating on these energies, to concentrate them to one’s seat of concealed wisdom is a source of great strength. The Carvis Bindi can be held in place by a single chain, with two optional side chains, depending on personal style. It is a unisex, unrigged piece, intended to be worn on any head, and comes with 10 metal color options.

Event Location: The Warehouse Sale

“Sometimes I’m feeling like an Alien…”

TUNES

Where did I come from? Where do I go?
I’m so far away from home
What am I going for? How can I know
What I’m fighting for?

[- Dennis Lloyd -]

“Sometimes I’m feeling like an Alien…” true words, which apply to my SL as well as to my RL!

It is amazing how SL and RL can be different sometimes and so alike on the other hand. I always was more of an outsider, as I never was able to walk with the mainstream… not SL and nor RL either. I always had my own thoughts and they never fit into a “normal” frame of view it seems. I always avoided the “either black or white” decisions and tried to find my own way through many moments and situations.

Maybe it is the little rebel inside of me that always questions, if there is only black and white and why I would have to decide. What if the truth is somewhere between black and white… what about all those shades of gray – there are so many!

Plus I always had a problem with the phrase “it is, what it is” or “because we always did it like that” – I mean if I did it myself and then come to the conclusion it is – fine! But what, if I do it and come to a different opinion? I would have missed that if I just went with what I was told. There were situations, which were not nice and maybe I should have skipped them by just believing what I was told, but on the other hand I would have not experienced other wonderful things either. I have no clue if I make any sense but I do prefer to make my own experiences and go my own ways even of they might need more time or be a little more gravelly.

So much for that and now lets take a closer look on todays pictures. I visited the CyberPunk Fair from Flair for Events again and found some more neat goodies 😉

I am a cyberpunk addicted, that isn’t a secret anymore and so events like the CyberPunk Fair are like heaven for me. As you can see in the credits below, I picked up quite some new designs there like for example that wonderful mask made by PSYCHO:Byts. The mask comes with a HUD that holds amazing possibilities for the front textures a well as for many different color options – definitely a must have for me! The cool bodysuit as well you will find at the event, made by AURORA. You can change the lights and textures via a HUD too and so it will match to all kind of styles and colors. What caught my attention was the cool neck/head tattoo from Tristan Flinders, which comes with the option of materials as well.

Certainly I had to pair all the new goodies with some of my all time favorites like the cool body tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos, which as well comes with amazing materials and in many different colors.

And in the end I fell totally in love with that little “Alien Monkey” from Black Cat Creations. You will find that on the CyberPunk Fair, but as well at the main store. This little, awesome pet comes in different colors (HUD), if you decide for the fatpack and has a wonderful pose for each of them including a mirrored version – so 5 poses plus their mirrors… 10 in total!

I still have the feeling that wasn’t my last post for the CyberPunk Fair as I already spied “a few” more things that caught my attention *giggles*

Clothing

Outfit: AURORA – “Cyber Cybill Steel Bodysuit light” (Maitreya) – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Shoes: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Estries Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Face Implants: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “CyberImplants – Upper”

Mask: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “KAY-1NFC3D – Mask” – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair (incl Hairbase): A&Y – “Dext Cyber Hair”

Eyeshadow: A! – “Cyber Eyeshadows I” (Lel. HD Applier) – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Lipstick: -VORTEX- – “Lips 22.0” (Lel. HD Applier) – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoClassic Avalon 3.0”

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

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Meraxes”

Torso: Kartel Originals – “Cyber Inside” (Maitreya) – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Right Arm: Skellybones – “Cyberposh Arms” (Maitreya)

Left Hand: Wicca’s Originals – “Corsair Hands” (Maitreya, Bento)

Tattoo 1: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Dot Matrix #6” (BBoM, Materials)

Tattoo 2: TF: – “R3N3GAD3 ::Legacy // Slinik // Belleza No Mask” (BoM, Materials) – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses (incl. Animal): Black Cat Creations – “Alien Monkey Fatpack” (Bento)

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:.HIGH BASE” – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Deco: mintae. – “Midwest – M-2417 Reactor Dark Metal 01” – NEW @ CyberPunk Fair // May 2021

Model, Stylist &Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“When you understand the Nature of a Thing, you know what it’s capable of.”

You can’t keep denying what you are, man. You think the humans will ever accept a half-breed like you? They can’t. They’re afraid of you. And they should be. You’re an animal, you’re a fuckin’ maniac!

Yay, Cyber/Punk by Flair for Events again opened its doors. It always feels like Christmas if a Cyberpunk themed event opens its gates with all the amazing goodies you can find there! Most likely it won’t be the only post about that awesome event, but I do have to start somewhere *giggles*

The cool pants and boots are a fabulous combo from AsteroidBox for this event. They come together in one pack and even for the single colors you have 16 colors/patterns to choose from. Each color already includes a huge HUD with many details to customize boots, knee pads, belts, leg strap, plus the neon details. For the fatpack you even can mix and match the styling of the leg sleeves individually and you can decide if you want to wear the pants, boots or hip circles all together or just parts of it. For today’s post i just skipped the neon circles at the hips, but I am sure they will come up in one of my next posts *winks* The “Nella Pants & Boots” are rigged for Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, Legacy Female.

Another awesome release are the huge but (yes I found out while I was shooting) gentle giants. They are part of an awesome posing set from Black Cats Creations, which you as well will find at the Cyber/Punk event. You can choose between 5 amazing detailed giants with poses for each of them and you even can recolor the monster if you go for the fatpack.

There are so many exciting releases and designs available at the Cyber/Punk event, you should bring time and a huge wallet to not miss out any of them *winks*

Maybe see you there?

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Hells’s Gatekeeper Tank (Black)” (Maitreya)

Pants & Boots: AsteroidBox – “Nella Pants & Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Cyber/Punk Fair // May 2021

Accessories

Jaw: AsteroidBox – “Metal Jaw” – NEW @ Mainstore

Glasses: :::SOLE::: – “SA – Glasses Tweaky (Black)”

Neck Collar: Hotdog – “Spine Collar” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Cyber/Punk Fair // May 2021

Arms: SEKA’s – “Glitch Arms” (Maitreya)

Cables: .Inkhole. – “USB Set – Black” (Maitreya)

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

Nails: RAWR! – “Obsidian Nails” (Maitreya, Bento)

Wings: HILTED – “Cypher Wings”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH – “Hair CP008 Rigged (XS)” – NEW @ Cyber/Punk Fair // May 2021

Eyeshadow: Rekt Royalty – “Enhance Evo/X” (Lel.EvoX/HD Applier) – NEW @ Cyber/Punk Fair // May 2021

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoClassic Avalon 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Chest/Neck Tattoo: [ContraptioN] – “GPK44 Prosthetic Neck” (BoM, Materials)

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses & Props: Black Cats Creations – “The Guardian”- NEW @ Cyber/Punk Fair // May 2021

Backdrop: .WARETA. – “Light Speed Backdrop” – NEW @ Cyber/Punk Fair // May 2021

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

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

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // April 24th – May 18th

The Lita Bindi is a bit of jewelry by Wicca’s Originals to adorn your sixth chakra, the ajna. People are born with two eyes to let them see externally, but all persons also possess a third, inner eye, which casts its gaze inward, towards ‘God’. Whether, for you, this divinity is a singular entity or many, or is simply the pursuit of the divine within one’s spirit, this bindi was carefully crafted to place its slight weight and help focus your energy inwards. The inclusion of gems, as those embedded in the optional side chains and in the trio of delicate chains above the cross, bring their own kind of energy to help channel the wearer’s. The Lita Bindi can be worn with or without the chain across the brows, and the stone can be swapped between 10 different types, to affect different changes in your chakra energy. May it bring you peace.

Event Location: The Warehouse Sale

Wicca’s Originals @ The Darkness Event // April 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ The Darkness Event // April 5th – 28th

Item:
One pair of tall boots, nicknamed 'Lagoa' Boots'. Designer: Wicca's
Originals
.

At first glance, subject appears to be another tall pair
of boots, rising to the mid-thigh. A set of studs line the front of
the two-tone, subtly patterned material, providing security for the
lacing which criss-crosses over the leg, binding the boot securely
and snugly to shapely legs. A tall heel works in conjunction with a
high pitched arch of the boot's outersole to lift the wearer's foot
to a pleasant height, tightening the leg muscles and buttocks in
order to support the pose.

However, those trained in the esoteric and
the strange may recognize that there is more to these boots than
style alone. The inclusion of three crosses wrapped around the front
of the platform seem to promise either protection against or command
over demons and spirits. With the inclusion of the inverted pentacle
on the back of the heel, the latter seems more likely. These are the
boots of one who dabbles in dark arts, who makes deals and consorts
with devils. As a last resort, this particular set of footwear arms
the wearer with a very sharp, tapered heel spike, which is capable of
being changed out with different metals. It is well documented that
some extraplanar beings are susceptible to different sorts of things,
silvers, irons, some even respond to gold or brass, so this seems a
very deliberate choice. Recommended next steps for this investigation
are to track down those who have acquired a set of Lagoa Boots and
observe them, covertly if possible, in order to see what connections
they may have to the other world. This pair of Lagoa Boots will be
kept for 24 hours for continued study, after which time they will be
destructed in accordance with protocol. Other pairs may come in up to
10 color options and metal options, for Maitreya, Legacy, Freya, or
Hourglass bodies

Event Location: The Darkness