“Friends are the Family you choose…”

“That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something…real.” Nin interlocked his fingers, and stretched out his arms. “Real love, real friends, real body parts…”

[- Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life -]
Clothing

Metal Top & Bottom: . The Rotting Lab . – “Imperia” (Maitreya)

Bra: Nanao – “Mechanic Bra Blue” (Maitreya)

Panty: SEKA – “CuteBOT Panty” (Maitreya)

Shoes: A&Y – “Alphard Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: [Legion] – “Cyber Horns”

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

Collar: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Cata} Collar SKY” (unrigged)

Wings: LuluB! – “Cyber Angel”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH – “Hair CP009 Rigged(XS)”

Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 – “Cyberspace Eyeshadow – 06 Fit A” (BoM)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Cyberspace Lipstick – 04 Fit B – 60%” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Classic Avalon 3.0”

Eyes: A.D.D. Andel! – “Date Night Eyes Fatpack” (Omega Applier)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Intelligence (Silver)” (BoM, Materials)

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity – “Sisterhood Friend Pose” (Bento)

Backdrop: The Bearded Guy – “Firme Cian – Futuristic Days” (Gacha, Common)

Deco: BROKEN ARROWS – “Cyber Capsule – FATPACK”

Models & Stylists

RedJess Rowley (l) & Wicca Merlin (r)

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

“I am not here to fit in your World – I am here to make my own!”

“It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have a huge variety of needs and dangers.”

[H.G. Wells, The Time Machine]

Steampunk always had something that pulled me closer… I do not know what exactly it is, but maybe it has to do with today’s title. It always had something active to me… something that develops forward never staying still somehow. Maybe that is part of the attraction it has to me 🙂 The Victorian epoch, was a time of inventions, so no wonder that the steampunk era was put into that time frame somehow. But what exactly is steampunk? Lets see what Wikipedia has to say 😉

“Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century British Victorian era or the American “Wild West”, in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. However, steampunk and neo-Victorian are different in that the neo-Victorian movement does not extrapolate on technology while technology is a key aspect of steampunk.

Steampunk most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technologies may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or of the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt, and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative-history-style presentations of such technology as steam cannons, lighter-than-air airships, analogue computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine.

Steampunk may also incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction, making it often a hybrid genre. The first known appearance of the term steampunk was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created as far back as the 1950s or 1960s.

Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century. Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical “steampunk” style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.” [Wikipedia]

So steampunk is nothing that really existed back then, but was invented by the desire of the thoughts what time back then could have been with its future thoughts… yeah sounds crazy, but it does make sense if you get deeper into it 😉

Maybe it is as well the colors that are assigned to that kind of styles. I love the combination of muted, dark colors and the gold and copper metals. It just falls together so well most of the time and you always get a lightly elegant touch even if you do not wear a long gown :p Maybe it is the feeling of strength, that all the gear and leather gives most of the outfits and the huge buildings, vehicles and structures you can find if you look up steampunk in SL or google about steampunk in RL.

Whatever it is, steampunk does have a huge fascination for me and I do enjoy those styles and looks a lot, so that won’t be the last time I am styling up like a Victorian steampunk or a dieselpunk ‘Conqueror’ to discover new and unexplored space and maybe get more information about the mystery of the time machines 😉

Clothing

Dress: Wicca’s Originals – “Cecilia”

Sleeves: Wicca’s Originals – “Amity Arms” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Shoes & Socks: Eudora3D – “Yana Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Mask: [ContraptioN] – “Maskineri II Eye *???*”

Necklace: Codex – “Vintage Time”

Rings: Meva – “Victorian Bento Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: Formanails – “Cris Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Wings: Luas – “Steam Commander Bento Wings Beige” (Maitreya, Bento, Gacha, Common)

Hair & Makeup

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Molten Eyeshadow” (LeLutka Applier)

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

Hair: no.match – “No.Ring” NEW @ Salon 52

Body & Tattoo

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Head: LeLutka – “Piper 3.3”

Skin: *YS&YS* – “Petal Tone 02 Skin Applier” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Nepthune”

Shape: .{ wren’s nest } – “Piper Shape for LeLutka Piper Bento Head”

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

DRD – “Steampunk Airship – Ground”

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Antique Gramophone” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Drum Table” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Pipes Lamp” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Armchair” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Bike Figurine” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Cart Table” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Glass Of Red Wine” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Wine Bottle” (Gacha, Common)

::Static:: – “Vintage Lighting – 15 Bulb Lamp” (Gacha, Common)

::Static:: – “Vintage Lighting – 11 Desk Light” (Gacha, Common)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

[AD] Creations: Peter Pan – Puoi Volare

AD+MA PeterPan Full

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

AD+MA PeterPan Face

Deatils

Outfit: [AD] Creations – “Tribute to Peter Pan – Puoi Vulare” – NEW (mesh)

MAkeup: [MA] – “Dragoness Gold” – NEW

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tarbaby” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Shoes: N-Core – “Stylus”

Hair: Son!a – “Lust”

Earrings: EMO-tions – “Liberty” – NEW (Hollywood)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin