Come, Join me on the darker Side!

It is Midnight Order time again! Today that amazing event opened its doors again for their first anniversary round! I love the event as you can get all that dark and creepy and evil things there *giggles like mad* As you will see in the credits, nearly all you can see on the picture, can be found at that amazing event run by Second Life Syndicate.

Lately I get asked more and more often about the landmarks of the stores in my credits… as simple as it is – when it is colored/highlighted… just click on it and you will get the direct TP to the store and if you click on the event, it will bring you right there as well *winks*

As much as I would like to talk more, I am so excited to work on my second post for that amazing event. Maybe I am in a writing mood in my next post a little more. Until then… Happy Shopping!

Clothing

Outfit: lassitude & ennui – “Sinister bodysuit black” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Gloves: Skellybones – “Soft Touch” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Accessories

Horns: ::Static:: – “Lilith Horns” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Headpiece: Garmonbozia – “Akasha Crown – Variety” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)

Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)

Earrings: !R! x :[P]: – “The Poet’s Earrings/ Size II” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

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

Accessory (left hand): kosmii – “Globus Satanas L [silver]” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Wings: {Aii & Ego} – “+ Amorous Bento Wings (size M) +” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “NO_PROGRESS (size 1)”

Eyeshadow/Face Art: Rubedo – “thunder – EVOX 13” + “thunder – EVOX 06” (BoM) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Crysalis (Flesh/Darker)” (BoM, Materials) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Legs: [The DeadBoy] – “Raxlas Legs” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon

Background: CELESTE – “Arch Arcanum” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Tables & Chairs: Eclectica Curiosities – “Twisted Garden Set” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Lantern (incl. pose): DREAMCATCHER – “Butterflies of the Soul – flashlight in hand B” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2022

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Survival Of The Fittest

Survival Of The Fittest

To say the world has changed is an understatement of biblical proportion. Damn humans and their damn weapons. Good riddance to them all!

They thought theirs was the superior intellect. Sure, they harnessed nuclear weapons and developed biological warfare. Then they were stupid enough to combine the two and created the Apocalypse.

The global holocaust that followed eliminated 95% of the human population. The remaining survivors were not so lucky. Many died a very slow and very agonizing death. The rest, those immune to the manufactured biological agents were nothing more than mindless lumps with the mental acuity of a rock.

Another assumption the human race miscalculated was that cockroaches would be the only living creatures to survive the devastation. Oh, they survived and grew to the size of horses. What they did expect was us to endure – the Mice.

The humans underestimated our intelligence and our strength. Where their weapons wiped them off the face of the earth, the Mice were enhanced by them. We grew in size that exceeded the largest humans and our intelligence quotient far surpassed their most learned scholars.

We, the Mice, took control when the Apocalypse came. Not the way the human’s would when the strong bully the weak. No, the Mice organized the survivors, all the species of animals that did not fall. We gathered food, built shelters, tended the injured. Everyone was treated with fairness and compassion. Everyone has a job to do and no one is better or worse than their neighbor.

Our cousins, the Rats, also grew in size that slightly eclipsed the Mice, though their brainpans grew to a more moderate level. The Rats are the laborers in this new world – the muscle that carries out the jobs that require brute strength.

It’s no Utopia – the human’s arrogance saw to that. But the species that lived to tell the tale of the Human Apocalypse will not make the same mistakes. We learned. We adapted.

We are the future.

Clothing

Outfit: [The Forge] – “Aftermath” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Eudora3D – “Exie Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Mohawk: [ rD ] – “Exodus Fauxhawk”

Glasses: -[TWC]- – “Mistic Glasses -Black-“

Bracers: [CX] – “Ruffian Armguards – Black” (Maitreya)

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

Weapon: [The Forge] – “Anarchy Bat, Black”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: BeSpoke – “Rodent Carla”

Skin: BeSpoke – “Rodent Carla – Skin – Gray” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: myself

Set:

– Dirty Rat –  – “Bell Shelter”

[CD] – “Newhaven Utility Tower Se”

:FNY: Designs – “Refurbished Mannequins”

/sD/ – “Rust Buckets”

Story

Anne Daumig

Location

Bartertown

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“But I got Cat Class and I got Cat Style”

TUNES

Black and orange stray cat sittin’ on a fence
I ain’t got enough dough to pay the rent
I’m flat broke but I don’t care
I strut right by with my tail in the air
Stray cat strut, I’m a ladies cat
I’m a feline Casanova, hey man that’s that
Get a shoe thrown at me from a mean old man
Get my dinner from a garbage can

[- Stray Cats -]
Clothing
Top: AsteroidBox – “Anya Top” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // November 2021
Pants: AsteroidBox – “Iris Shorts” (Maitreya)
Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons – v1” (BoM)
Socks: *katat0nik* – “(dark) Boot Socks” (unrigged)
Shoes: L’Emporio&PL – “::*Skull Rider*:: Stompers” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Men Only // November 2021
Accessories
Bindi: Wicca’s Originals – “Carvis Bindi” (unrigged)
Ear Accessories: Wicca’s Originals – “Sharira” – NEW @ Kinky // November 2021
Collar: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Choker Erald Bolt” (unrigged)
Gloves: [CX] – “Ruffian Arm Guards” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // November 2021
Nails: [CX] – “Essential Dirty Claws (Original)” (Maitreya, Bento)
Knee Pads: {PSYCHO:Byts} – “Fury Burn – Knee Pads” – NEW @ Salvage Station // November 2021
Hair & Makeup
Hair: no.match – “No_Hawk”
Eyeshadow: Rubedo – “Zenia Eyes 06” (Lel. EvoX BoM)
Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Inez 3.1” – NEW @ Mainstore
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Creed ( Dark )” (BoM) – NEW @ Uber // November 2021
Poses, Props & Tools
Backdrop: Paparazzi – “BACKDROP – Loading Bay 2”
Cats: [Rezz Room] – “Box Bengal Cat Pack”
Model, Stylist & Photographer

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

Insatiable Hunger

Hunger. Hunger is my passion. Hunger is my existence. Now, hunger is my curse. Hunger is my punishment. Eternal hunger. Once, food was plentiful. I would gorge myself on the sweet, succulent meat. Their fear made the flavor all that more tantalizing. I did not eat out of need or survival. I ate because I could, because it was there. My gluttony drove my hunger and hunger drove my gluttony.
I was insatiable. My hunger was uncontrollable. I devoured them all. Large and small. Young and old. So delectable, I could not stop.
They bred so often and so quickly, I never considered the tasty morsels would be no more. Millions upon millions upon millions. So much food. There is nothing left now. Gone. All gone. The seemingly endless supply of food – gone.
The bones are picked clean and left as a taunting reminder of what once was and will never be again. Bones scattered everywhere I look. Snap and crack as I walk over them. Dry. Brittle. Tasteless.
No more food. There will be no more. I ate it all.
Hunger is my punishment. Hunger is my curse.

Clothing

Outfit (incl. Claws): ::Static:: – “Hexxus Symbiote {Black}” (Maitreya) – NEW  @ Necrotize // October 2021

Corset & Collar: [CX] – “X3n0-Qu33n – Red” (Maitreya) – NEW  @ Necrotize // October 2021

Shoes: EUDORA3D – “Kali Stilettos” (Maitreya) – NEW  @ Necrotize // October 2021

Accessories

Glasses & Headpiece: .Evil Baby. – “Biomechanical Set” – NEW  @ Necrotize // October 2021

Septum: [CX] – “Epistaxis Septum (clean)”

Piercing: Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)

Mask: Badwolf – “Suspiria Mask female” (rigged for EvoX) – NEW  @ Necrotize // October 2021

Collar: L’Emporio&PL – “::*Disorder*:: -Choker- f.”

Jewelry: L’Emporio&PL – “::*Bionic*:: Sci-Fi Jewels Set”

Back Legs: [The DeadBoy] – “Raxlas Claws” (Bento) – NEW  @ Necrotize // October 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Sintiklia – “Lou Bento Fitted”

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

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “::*Damned Ears Size 1” (Bento)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: Germinal – “After Dark Tattoo faded” (Lel. EvoX BoM) – NEW  @ Necrotize // October 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Deco 1: WLS – STYX BOAT 7

Deco 2: MADRAS – “Skull Ground Decor”

Story

Anne Daumig

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Get some Rest @ Salvage Station

In 2 days we will have a new event on the grid run by Second Life Syndicate called “Salvage Station”! It is right down my alley as it os a post apocalyptic themed event with all kind of genres in it! Even if it takes 2 more days for the event to open, I have the greet pleasure to show you some of the goodies, that you will be able to get there.

Lets start with that amazing top from AsteroidBox. The “Survivor Shirt” fits Maitreya Lara, Maitreya Flat, Belleza Freya, Legacy Female, Belleza Jake, Legacy Male bodies. Just be aware, that the chest slides on the female options have been disable for the effect of rigid armor. Other than that, there are 8 color options available with each purchase including 8 options for the armor vest, 6 options for the shoulder and other straps, 5 metal options, 5 options for the metal arm plate and bloody and clean options for the bandage. The fatpack includes all color / pattern options for the sweater. The bandage can be worn as a separate accessory too.

When I saw the vendor picture of the cool “Torn Leg Trousers” from Hotdog, I really had a huge smile in my face, when I realized, that the leg prosthetic he is wearing is the “Alyx Leg”, the collaboration we did with DRD. I loved the concept about the “one leg ripped off” style a lot and so I had to wear them for my first picture for that event – not to mention they worked so well with one of the newest releases from L’Emporio&PL, the “Zohar” boots. You will find them at the actual round of Man Cave. They are rigged for all the popular bodies (male and female).

The cool and lightly messy/loosely  looking hair (I love messy looking hair) was made by no.match and you can find it in many different colors at the actual round of Tres Chic.

I have a feeling that this event will be an amazing experience as they have planned so much more than just a sales event. They have the “Wastelands” as special guess for the vent and I heard about amazing activities and even interactive fun which will happen on the event sim. You should NOT miss that amazing event 😉

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Survivor Shirt” (Maitreya Flat) – NEW @ Salvage Station (opens on the 20 November)

Pants: Hotdog – “Torn Leg Trousers – boot leg” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Salvage Station (opens on the 20 November)

Socks: Wicca’s Originals – “Lara Socks” (Maitreya, part of the boots)

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

Accessories

Glasses: :::SOLE::: – “SA – Glasses Penta CP (Black)” (unrigged) – NEW @ Salvage Station (opens on the 20 November)

Earlobes & Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug Female Human”

Piercing: Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)

Gloves: DRD – “Motor Gloves – Black Anarchy” (Maitreya, Bento)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “NO_CRUEL” – NEW @ Tres Chic // November 2021

Makeup: Rubedo – “Salvage Eyes” (Lel. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Salvage Station (opens on the 20 November)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

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

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo  ( Medium ) Destruction” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Deco 1: [Cb] – “A Place Called Home (unscripted)” – NEW @ Salvage Station (opens on the 20 November)

Deco 2: ::Static:: – “Glass Scrap Lantern {Burning}”- NEW @ Salvage Station (opens on the 20 November)

Deco 3: ::Static:: – “The Orthodontist”- NEW @ Salvage Station (opens on the 20 November)

Deco 4: Violetility – “Boom Chair”- NEW @ Salvage Station (opens on the 20 November)

Weapon 1: [lvl.9] – “The Loaded Question” – NEW @ Salvage Station (opens on the 20 November)

Weapon 2: [REQUISITION] – “The Zombiehunter’s Claymore” – NEW @ Salvage Station (opens on the 20 November)

Animal: JIAN – “Boston Terrier :: Companion”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ Necrotize // October 2021

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

Introducing the Deacon Arms, by Wicca’s Originals.

There are disturbing rumors about the process for augmenting into this ghoulish set of sleeves, and speculation that it has been known to change people.

First, your arms are cast in a silicone-based substance for a skin-tight fit. Once that has been done, the hooked spines themselves are inserted one at a time, with a numbing anesthetic inserted through both sleeve and flesh.

Lastly, the long, claw-like nails are secured to the fingers. After the anesthetic agents wear off, the constant aching pain felt by the wearer is said to cause some to go mad, and succumb to a primal need to hunt and inflict pain on others. But all of this could just be urban legend; maybe it’s just a sleeve that can be worn to accessorize a darker style after all.

Are you brave enough to find out?

The Deacon Arms come in 10 sleeve colors and have 10 metal color options, as well as the ability to hide individual rows of spikes.

They are fitted for Maitreya, Legacy (Female & Male), and Gianni bodies.

Event Location: Necrotize 2021

Eternal Cycle

The dark seas churn off the barren shoreline; nothing but sand and rocks as far as the eye could see. This is a safe haven. Safe from the world. Safe from predators.
It moves stealthily, careful not to leave a trail in the sand. Nimble for it size and appearance, it easily carries its fresh catch toward the hidden lair that’s been home for centuries. Even the creature no longer knows how old it was, but remembered how it came to be. How they all came to be.
There were twelve of them at the time of creation. At first they banded to together to protect each other, but once humanity discovered them, they were worshipped by some, scoffed by others. What fools, mankind. One by one, the others disappeared, searching for peace and solitude. What good does escape do now that we are exposed. Even the heavens mock us from above. As long as the stars exist in the sky, we are immortal.
After one last look at the full moon, that which guides the very cycle of its life, the creature slips into its home. Claws easily snap through the thick body of the Great White shark that crossed its path in search for sustenance. There are only a few more days before the mighty Lion’s turn to reign. Soon the great Crab can rest again and allow the others to rule.
Foolish humans. Allowing their lives to be dictated by astrology.

 And again the amazing story comes from the incredible Anne Daumig! Check out her BLOG and FLICKR and don’t forget to slap that little stars *winks*

Thank you so much Anne ♥

The Creature

Head: BeSpoke – “Monster Nemesis” – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Headpiece: BeSpoke – “Accessories – Nemesis Headpiece” – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

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

Skin: BeSpoke – “Nemesis – Night Terror” (BoM) – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Torso: BeSpoke – “Crab Legs for Female Torso – Night Terror” – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Accessory

Claws: L’Emporio&PL – “::*Tormento*::” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ TDSF October 2021

Backdrop

Synnergy – “Cave of Wonders Backdrop”

Model, Stylist& Photographer

Wicca Merlin

 

 

Transformation

Transformation

He left me for dead in the back alley of London’s most desolate area.
His attack was brutal, ruthless. His hands steady; his blade true. He left me nothing that resembled the fairer sex. His hatred for women knew no boundaries. And when he was finished, he wiped his hands clean as he stared down upon me with bland indifference – a frog dissected.
Time changed after he left. Minutes felt like days. Pain gave way to a coldness that numbed me to the world beyond. Voices, wagons, hawkers – all faded away until the silence screamed in my ears. I prayed for Death to find me.
<scrape, thump> <scrape, thump> <scrape, thump> <scrape, thump>
The sound grew out of the darkness. What did Death sound like?
A shadowy figure hovered over me before large, powerful hands yanked me from the ground and I was thrown across a shoulder as if I were nothing more than a burlap bag filled with potatoes.
<scrape, thump> <scrape, thump> <scrape, thump> <scrape, thump>
The jarring gait matched the eerie sound. That was the last sound I heard before Morpheus dragged into the abyss.
Oh, what fresh Hell is this? I awaken to the taste of rancid gruel forced into my mouth. Only one eye will open and that takes all my strength to perform. A wooden pushed passed my lips and I gagged on the noxious porridge until the whole of my stomach emptied onto my makeshift bed.
Clumsy hands attempted to clean up the mess, but only seemed to spread it around. An angry shout and the familiar sound of uneven footsteps retreating from my side brought me back to my present situation. The rough blanket was snatched away and a violent shiver wracked my body.. I strained to raise my head and with my one eye I saw my both swathed in dirty and blood-stained bandages.
A man stood beside the bed; poked and prodded me with the same dispassion as my attacker. Cold, probing eyes watched me over wired spectacles perched at the tip of his thin nose. White, wiry hair stood out in all directions and thickly pursed lips hide behind a grizzly beard. What must pass for a doctor’s coat covered a wrinkled and ill-kept suit that once must have belonged to a gentleman of considerable wealth.
The uneven footsteps again approached and I got my first good look at my rescuer. Had I been able to move, I would have recoiled in fear and disgust. Had a gargoyle from high upon the Cathedral precipice come to life, it would hold more appeal than the freak approaching me. Hunched backed and dragging a clubbed foot,. its grotesque features distorted into a mask of pure horror. Yet, its eyes reflected … pity. Not for its own circumstances, but for ME!
Suddenly, I realized the man in the doctor’s coat was speaking to me. He explained how his assistance, Igor (the pathetic creature now gently covering me with a clean blanket) found me and carried me to the doctor’s laboratory. My mind spun and I heard only bits and pieces as he inventoried my injuries. Over 300 stitches. Missing eye. Amputated hand. Leg muscles and tendons severed. Lucky to be alive. Permission for procedures.
All i remember was grimly nodding my head in consent. What did it matter what this man did to me. The midnight attacker took my life. Now this doctor, Dr. Frankenstein, said he could fix me. What does it matter. I died in that alley.
Days dragged into weeks. Weeks dragged into months. As soon as my wounds healed, Dr. Frankenstein began his experiments. What did it matter what I looked like. No man would ever look at with anything but disgust in his eyes. The midnight attacker took away everything that made me a woman.
I would have gone mad; I should have gone mad, had it not been for Igor. Beneath that monstrous face and body was a pure and generous heart. Each day Igor would bring me a gift; a trinket of some sort. A wilted flower. Half empty bottle of perfume. A torn lace handkerchief. Items discarded by their owners were treasures in the creature’s eye. And each gift he presented earned him pained and weary smile from me.
Winter was in full force when I woke on my stomach after what Dr. Frankenstein claimed was the final procedure. No sheet covered me, but what did I have to be modest about now. I pushed myself up and startled when movement caught in my peripheral vision. For the first time in the eternity in this hellhole, I was presented with a mirror. Not a small looking glass, but a large, three-sided standing mirror one might find at a couturier’s shop.
I did not wish to look, but it seemed as though the Fate’s compelled me forward. The ever present bandages were gone and my naked flesh was exposed for all to see. What I saw reflected made Igor’s ugliness look like a work of art.
Skin once soft as satin and milky white was now ashen and covered with long, jagged scars. Once full and bountiful breasts were gone and only to be replaced with raw, burnt tissue covering my chest. My face … my perfect face, that once turned heads of men and women alike, was mangled beyond recognition.

Only one crystal blue eye stared back. The other hollow socket was covered with a mechanical piece with wires embedded into my head. Though the eye was missing, my vision was sharper and more intense than humanly possible.

When I reached out to touch the mirror in disbelief, I saw a mechanical claw resembling the talons of a bird of prey. I slashed out at my image and the razor-sharp tips left deep gouges on the mirrors surface. The other hand, while still flesh and blood, had similar claws embedded where fingernails once grew.
A sob escaped my lips when eyes traveled downward and I saw the devastation done to that most sacred of womanly places. Yes, the midnight attacker took great pleasure and care in that area. Nothing remained.
Farther down, the thigh of one leg and calf of another were replaced with metal rods and blood filled tubes and contained in some form of a clear, unbreakable casing. My head snapped up at a sudden movement from behind me. A pair of mighty wings spread out like an avenging angel sent from the heavens. Feathers black as night entwined with pistons and gears and glistening metal talons.
I did not hear Igor’s approach, but saw he stood beside the mirror. In his gnarled hands he carefully held the most beautiful gown I had ever seen in my life. A gown of such great wealth and quality a woman would sell her soul to possess it. His lips were twisted into what had to be a smile as he held out the gown to me as a gift.
But I am no longer a woman. I am no longer human. A shrill and blood-curdling screech tore from my throat as I snatched the dress from Igor and with a strength I did not know I possessed, ripped the gown to shreds. Soul sick and broken, I fall to my knees among the tattered remains of Igor’s gift and weep.
The passage of time again eluded me as I lay huddled on the floor before that mirror, the wings a protective encasement around me guarding me from harm. Only a pitiful, woeful sound made me raise my head.
There, crouched on the floor before me was Igor, tears flowing down his face and a large bundle clutched to his chest. He dropped his burden in front of me and quickly scurried back on his hands and knees like a bug caught in a sudden light.

Again, Igor brought me clothing, but this time far different from the Lady’s gown. This offering contained men’s trousers and jacket made from fine leather and boots to match. Seems when Igor stole, he stole only the highest quality goods.

The pants were snug and fit me like a second skin. The jacket, too, fit me perfectly and was even tailored to allow for the wings now permanently affixed to my back. The tall, thick boots provided warmth and protection.
And it seems Igor was not willing to allow me to forget I was once a woman, for he included a short velvet cape elaborately embroidered with gold thread.
I pulled what was left of my unevenly cut hair together into a bun and turned to the mirror for the last time. Anne was gone forever. Only this creature, the Dark Angel of Harper’s Ferry remained. And she was ready to hunt.
Beware, Jack the Ripper. I am coming for you!

I feel so gifted to be allowed to call Anne a close and dear friend. Today it was her coming to me when I was trying to run after all my duties. I didn’t say something, but she asked if all is fine. She does have that 6th sense I guess, that makes her feel, if I am just slightly sad, stressed or frustrated. Today she must have felt that I am a little stressed and he asked me if all would be ok. Basically everything was ok and I told her that Liam fine, but had to finish some pictures for a magazine, a blog post and the posting for the store – for that she as well wrote a wonderful story, just take a look at the previous post HERE – and today I wanted to reveal the first chapter of it (yes she made 3 chapters and they will come one after another *winks* ). Being such a sweetheart she always is, she asked me if she could help me. Since it was making pictures, I told her that I do not think I could ‘outsource’ any of my work. A little later I again thought about the amazing story she wrote me yesterday for my post and so I carefully asked her if she still would be in a writing mood. I really was a little shy as she already wrote all those amazing chapters for the store releases and that incredible amazing story for me yesterday. But she said she had the second half of her frozen custard, which made her so cuber awesome creative yesterday and she asked me what kind of story. I showed her my raw shots for the post and instead of asking when I need it or telling me she would not have time, she just asked “Did you have anything in mind while styling this?” That was the moment where I just could have hugged her super tight again. I told her about the basic idea I had for the pictures and she started writing. Again she saved my ass! I adore her creativity, her skills for making all those stories for me and as well for our store releases – Anne you are such sweet little diamond, thank you so much… again ♥

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Tempus Shirt” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Pants: AsteroidBox – “Elise Leggings” (Maitreya)

Shoes: AsteroidBox – “Elise Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Hair Accessory: ::Static:: – “Chrono Hairpin {Cluster}” – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Glasses: [KROVA] – “Vitzili’s Lens 1 L” – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Mads” (for Lel. EvoX Human Ears)

Ear Accessory: L’Emporio&PL – “Vulnus” (for Lel. EvoX Human Ears)

Nose Piercing: Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon” (unriged)

Wings: {Aii & Ego} – “Starfire Angel Wings” – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Finger Accessory: L’Emporio&PL – “Essentia” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “Scripta Manent – Classic” (Maitreya, Bento)

Belt Accessory: kosmii – “Bedelia Chatelaine” – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH – “Hair F175” (unrigged) – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2021

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

Lipstick 1: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Tenuous} Lipstick” (Lel. EvoX HD Applier)

Lipstick 2: Mad’ – “Daemon Lips” (Lel. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On Petite 1.1”

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: VARONIS – “Dayport Backdrop Scene”

Pose 1: Poseidon – “Valkyrie 6rev” (Bento)

Pose 2: Poseidon – “Heroes – Flight 4” (Bento)

Pose 3: Poseidon – “Flight 15” (Bento)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin