Steampunk Heart

TUNES

Clockwork ticker, beating pulse
It lives and loves on wild impulse
Shiver and shake like feverish imps
If you look inside and take a glimpse
Romanticism is just an illusion
To a heart that beats confusion
Mechanical wonder but oh, so cold
The wheels and cogs in brass and gold
Manipulate the ghost in the machine
Ignored and loathed like something obscene
Tarnished and tattered by time and misuse
A strange device suffered decades of abuse
Mechanical lungs, screwed in ribs like art
All of them hiding my Steampunk hear

[- R.K. Summers -]

Clothing

Top: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Aesir (Crimson)” (BoM, Materials)

Corset: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Viscount (Red)” (BoM, Materials)

Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – “Celestine 2.0” (Maitreya)

Dress (inc. Pasties and Ornaments): ERSCH – “Babette” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Accessories

Hat: Insomnia Angel – “Steampunk Top Hat”

Collar: Insomnia Angel – “Gear Collar”

Gloves & Claws: Skellybones – “Rayne Claws” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Wings: dM! – “Aeon – “SteamWings” (unrigged) **WOOD**” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH – “Hair CP006”

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Amunet Color #06” (EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Avalon 3.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Wthered Berzerker Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Secrets” (BoM) – NEW @ Kinky // March 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: VARONIS – “Dayport Backdrop Scene” – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2021

Pose: Selfmade

Birds: :MoonAmore: – “Caged Soul / Hojalata Birds (Coffee)” (Gacha, Common)

Cage: DISORDERLY. “/ Book Magic / Not so Magical Birdcage” (moded)

Bag: DRD – “TAH – Doctor Medical Bag – Closed” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

My Rage…

TUNES

Everyone’s a sinner, baby
And so are you
We don’t really need a reason
For the things we do

[- De/Vision -]

Yes, finally I found myself in the new Avalon head, but that was quite a journey and without someones help I probably would not have made that…

When I tried the 3 new head releases of LeLUTKA for the Skin Fair 2021, I first liked Ceylon the most. After fooling aournd with all 3, it turned out more and more, that the Avalon head features most of the things I like for Wicca’s face. It takes me in forever if I am finally willing to change to a new head, to find the right skin, the right mods, make the perfect shape… that is why I usually avoid changing heads often for my main character – blogging other heads is a totally different thing, that I actually enjoy, as I can built a character I have in mind at that moment when I do the pictures.

I wanted to try a look with an Albino skin – as I always loved the special features of that very special kind of skins – plus my I had the imagination my “no brows” policy would look lovely with that. I tried various skins from various brands inworld and from Marketplace. It seems I have a different vision of an Albino skin that most of the other have. All I found was either something Goth/Vampire looking or some cute, pale, rose skins with glowy cheeks and/or glossy, kissy lips kinda girly/dolly looking – that was not what I wanted…

A little frustrated I gave up on that thought and just went further with looking for pale, porcelain looking skins. And as fate plays out, you find what you are looking for completely unexpected. I was looking though one of the weekly sales events and my eyes got stuck on a skin. Unfocused and fidgety as I am, something came up and I got distracted. A few hours later I had a talk with Vivien and she reminded me of that skin again and I jumped over there trying it. When I saw what it did to my head, I was just speechless. I never had heard from that skin brand before and what I saw did really blow me away. A skin, very detailed, amazingly toned and without the typical girly look on it even without any face mods – not yet as edgy as I like it, but better than anything I was trying before. Certainly it was just the face as so often lately – I come from a time (before appliers came who made it reasonable to part the skin in body and head as you needed one applier for each) where skins used to be in one piece and not split up in head and body if both are “layers” (BoM) – so I took a look, how much the body part would be and how it looks on my body. I was amazed when I saw, that the body skin had an affordable prize as well and so I got face and body skin.

Back at my working space I sat down and worked on my shape for hours – If you ever tried to make a new shape from scratch, you know how long that can take. After 5 or more hours I finally was satisfied and happy and wanted to share my result with dear friends of mine. So I knocked at their screen with an IM and got a teleport. When I arrived there, I still was so excited about my new “me” and asked, what both of them would think about and I got weird and confusing answers like “Maybe you should fix your eyes they are poking out a little” or “Maybe the piercings need a little adjustment as they look out of place”. I was completely confused… I usually look very closely on my attachments and how can rigged eyes made for the head look out of place?!? I mean I know both of them are perfectionists like me and so I started struggling and caming on myself again, but I didn’t see what they seemed to see. So I did a gayzo and showed them my view. I got 2 gyazos in return and my blood froze in my veins – THAT was not even close to what I saw. The first things I could imagine was trying to undeform my avatar, which didn’t do anything so I came to the idea of toggling my shape with an older one… and then I was shocked. When I opened my current outfit folder, I saw that I am not wearing any shape at all! It was a huge surprise, because usually you cannot take off a shape completely! I went to my shapes folder and realized, the shape I was working on wasn’t there at all and some of the shapes I made the days before were missing, too. I opened the last safed shape and looked at the date and it said 3rd of March – We have beginning of April now!!! WTF?!? Ok, we all know SL and how it can act up sometimes, so the first thing I did was I relogged, hoping that it would just be a bug and that would fix it. When I came back, the shapes were still gone and I realized there are other complete folders missing too in my objects folder. Slowly panic raised up my throat and I thought I might have to clear cache, since I didn’t do that for a while – again nothing… I know it is just Second Life and I know that a shape isn’t something to whine about. BUT if you spent like a whole day to make something and then it is gone, you have nothing to remake it 100% again, as you didn’t make notes of any numbers… It IS god damn frustrating and I found myself in a mixture of madness, sadness, anger and rage. It was at the middle of the night and I was the only awake person in the house, so I could not even talk to someone and yell out my feelings to get rid of them. But if you have really close friends on SL, they even can “smell” though the web, over the ocean, what you are going through and all of a sudden you get an unexpected call. First I was scared to take the call as I didn’t want anyone to hear in what a condition I was, but if you respect someone, value his friendship and especially if it someone that shares your certain lifestyle, you better pick up that call. So to the mixture of already existing emotions, I felt nervosity adding and I was lightly scared as well, but I took that call – it turned out that it was the best thing I could have done. Even if he sounded serious and partwise firm, he calmed me down and he pulled me out again from that dark corner I was starting to draw myself back to. I still was mad about what had happened and sweared to just trash the whole idea of that new head and go back to my existing one. But that didn’t seem an option for him either and he tried to insist on the fac,t I just should restart from scracth and that if I made it once, I can do it again. At the end of the call he sent me to bed to get some rest and to a fresh restart on the next day – I didn’t see that happening at that point, but since the sun already was rising, I logged out and went to bed. I still hoped it was an SL bug and maybe I would login the next day and everything would be back to normal.

Certainly that wasn’t the case and I alredy switched back to my old look when I got an IM with a new vendor picture – The Hunger tattoo, which kinda became a trademark for me on my old face, made for the new EvoX heads. DAMN… suddenly I did remeber that I was harassing him at least 3 times yesterday, to make a version for the new EvoX heads – he said he would do that when he feels like it is time to do so. And now…? I felt it was kinda on purpose, to force me back to work on that new Avalon head… how mean… and how effective! Today I just wanted to do a quicky of my new look, but I will take those glasses off soon to showcase that incredible new version of the Hunger tattoo made b Nefekalum Tattoos. This new version for EvoX comes in different colors and matching materials for your LeLUTKA EvoX head. The reason why I am saying that, would be that I know it will go on the Wanderlust Weekend sale on the 10th and 11th of April and you have the unique chance to get that incredible, amazing design for only 50L$ before it rises to its regular price at them Nefekalum Tattoos main store!!!

Thank you Sir Skye, for catching me in that particular night and for the time you spent to talk to me… and certinly as well for making me sit down on my ass and work on that shape again 😉

Accessories

Horns: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Magnus Horns”

Glasses: -SU!- – “Esme Glasses Silver”

Face Chain: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gunnhild Cross Goth” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky // March 2021

Septum: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inferno”

Gloves: Skellybones – “Rae Gloves” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Nightfall”

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger – EvoX” (EvoX BoM, Materials) – NEW @ Mainstore for Wanderlust Weekend // April 10th-11th

Face Scratches: Glam Affair – “Face Scratches 02” (EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Avalon 3.0”

Ears: Aii & Ego – “Dark Elf Ears” (Bento)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Background: DRD – “Powergaming Shed”

Pose: Amitie – “Hands & Co. II”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Going to Hell

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, …

[- Pretty Wreckless -]

Sometimes you meet people and after a short while you get the feeling you know them since forever…

While I was styling I showed the style to Vivien and she seemed to like it so I asked her if she would not want do join in the picture. In seconds she had a matching style and we started to have fun quite a while. I already had done my pose and it was awesome to see how fast she arranged herself around and between me to make her fit into the scene. I anyway love her creativity when it comes to making poses. My head is always so stuffed, that I rarely be able to really make my own poses. But since I saw her working, Í found my way slowly back into that, too – and I really enjoy it again – nevertheless I always love when Vivian does her magic and so for the closeup I again could not resist to ask her, if she would like to make a pose again and she did another kick ass, cool one 😉

I have a feeling that won’t be our last collaboration, since we seem a pretty productive and creative team for that – plus, I hae to admit I immensely enjoy the time working with her. We have so much fun and it is a complete different journey that just doing pictures on my own. It does trigger other parts of my creativity and it as well challenges me to break my usual Photoshop routine, having a second person with a complete different skin and shape as my normal workflow and techniques apply differently on her avatar 🙂

Clothing

Top 1:[CX] – “Nimue Bra” (Maitreya, part of a full outfit)

Top 2: Mug – “Elina Top” (Maitreya)

Top 3: Grima – “Fur Feathered Leather Harness” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Skellybones – “Rae Gloves” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

Pants: Mug – “Dani Shorts” (Maitreya)

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

Shoes & Socks: L’Emporio&PL – “*Asahi*” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Accessories

Face Chain: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gunnhild Cross Goth” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky // March 2021

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

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: {Limerence} – “Bria hair-s”

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

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: .:BoD:. – “Sasha Croses BoM & Tint Ears” – NEW @ Necrosis // March 2021

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Earthly” (BoM)

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: .PALETO. “Backdrop:.KPRED” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

Pose 1: Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin

Pose 2: Vivien De’Lancoure

Models & Stylists

Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“It was alarming, how humans could spend entire lifetimes engaged…”

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

“Nin knew how much humans loved money, riches, and material things—though he never really could understand why. The more technologically advanced the human species got, the more isolated they seemed to become, at the same time. It was alarming, how humans could spend entire lifetimes engaged in all kinds of activities, without getting any closer to knowing who they really were, inside.”

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

Top 1: A&Y – “Raizer Top – multicolor” (Maitreya)

Top 2: A&Y – “Raizer Vest – multicolor” (Maitreya)

Pants: A&Y – “Phex Cyber Shorts – multicolor” (Maitreya)

Shoe Right: L’Emporio – “*Cryptor* Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Arms: SEKA “Glitch Arms” (Maitreya

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

Leg Right: SEKA – “Glitch Legs” (Maitreya)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: HARO – “Cyhead+Neck” (Maitreya)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Spine: Wicca’s Originals – “Cryo Chest” (Maitreya)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Conductor (Silver)” (Maitreya Applier, Materials)

Leg Left: Skellybones – “Cyberposh Legs – Lfet” (Maitreya)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity

Orb: Poseidon – “Glowing Orb L1 Green” (color modified) (Part of Enchantress Pack 1)

Backdrop: Paparazzi – “Backdrop – Cyberpunk Vault Door – Blue”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“In Space, No One can hear you Scream.”

Too alien for Earth
Too human for outer space
I’m an alien
It’s time to leave for outer space

[-JNXD-]

Necrotize is live – One of the most cool events recently, at least for me *winks*. Second Life Syndicate (SLS) again outdid themselves with a super unique event. I love their personal vision by bringing that special cyber-horror event around the Halloween season.

I will have a bunch of posts probably and again some with Redclaw – I already forced him to get some male designs, even if he keeps complaining I would fill up his inventory just for my picture obsession and blogging*giggles*

But lets take a look at all those amazing designs now. My outfit certainty is one of the new releases at Necrotize coming from .{PSYCHO:Byts}. A wonderful ‘lingerie’ matching the cyber-horror theme in perfection. It is available in 8 different colors and for my todays post I chose to go with the vibrant red one. The outfit contains top and panty and as well connected to the panty are the super cool spikes attached to the hips.

The extraordinary boots are located at Necrotize as well and made by cinphul. I saw they made matching arms as well which I need to get later, too! The boots are really creepy and the toes look like predator claws, while the boots itself have a super awesome decor as well with little wholes and spooky elements.

Speaking of spooky the kick ass makeup and lipstick made by Suicidal Unborn, the decor I used from Dreamcatcher and the scary bone collar from ERSCH you can find as well at Necrotize as well. The event is really special and if you are into dark fantasy it is a definitely must go for you to discover all the amazing releases and gifts the designers put together!

Another new release, but at the Kinky event comes from Eclipse Art Studio. Shina Shan – owner and designer of E.A.Studio – made some cute little horns right in time for Halloween (not that I just would wear them for Halloween though :p ). The “Magnus Horns” come with a huge HUD so you can customize the skin and as well the horns itself easily to your needs.

To complete the look in a perfect way I used the new “Decadence HD Eyes”, which Madame Noir released at the Darkness Event. On the HUD you will find 13 different colors. What really caught my eyes is, that there is not a real iris or black middle of the eye, you just see something at the bottom that reminds me on vampire teeth – makes the whole look even more freaky, creepy and dark!

Tomorrow is Halloween… damn it again came so fast! I wish there would be one or 2 weeks more for me, to get every post done I planned for that. But then.. who says I cannot just go on with dark and scary things in the darker half of the year *winks*

Clothing

Outfit: .{Psycho:Byts}. – “Sil Lingerie” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Necrotize // October 2020

Shoes: cinphul – “raptor [boots]” (Maitreya)- NEW @ Necrotize // October 2020

Accessories

Horns: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Magnus Horns” – NEW @ Kinky // October 2020

Collar 1 : [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Blood” (Maitreya)

Collar 2: ERSCH – “Koschey Collar” – NEW @ Necrotize // October 2020

Spine: [CX]x[-TWC-] – “Lumbar Puncture – Onyx” (Maitreya)

Tentacles: [CX] – “Sentinel Tentacles (Red)”

Tail: [CX] – “Sentinel Tail (Red)”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Action Inkubator – “Grey”

Makeup: -SU!- – “Necromancer /FXMakeup03 Complete/LeLUTKA” (BoM) – NEW @ Necrotize // October 2020

Lipstick: -SU!- – “Cyber Necromancer Lips Gloss” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier” – NEW @ Necrotize // October 2020

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Decadence HD Eyes” – NEW @ The Darkness Event // October 2020

Ears: [CX] – “Withered Berzerker Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Arms: Skellybones – “SCP – 7269 Arms” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Necrotize // October 2020

Scales (Face & Body): *Rainbow Sundae* – “Lizard Scales – 4 V1” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Backdrop: The Bearded Guy – “Paranormal – Fearful Night” (Gacha, Common)

Decor 1: DREAMCATCHER – “Echo of darkness / Red” – NEW @ Necrotize // October 2020

Decor 2: DREAMCATCHER – “Echo of darkness – sphere / Gift red” – NEW @ Necrotize // October 2020

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin