Sometimes the quiet, soft Notes are beautiful, too…

There are those times when you just want to relax and let your mind just float, not thinking about something special or fancy. I was in such a mood yesterday when I put on the incredible “Morana Dress” from AsteroidBox, which you can find at the actual round of the Equal10 event. It does fit Maitreya Lara, Maitreya Petite, Belleza Freya, eBody Reborn, Legacy Female, Legacy Perky body sizes. To quote the designer: “Single packs include 18 options for the top part of the dress, plus 14 options for the leather harness and 5 metal options. Fatpack includes all color / pattern options and the top part and bottom part can be changed individually. Each purchase also includes Bakes-on-Mesh stockings, which come in black and white and in 3 designs – ripped, solid and just the panties/garter.”

Another amazing release comes from Exile at Collabor88 this month. The “Emma” hairstyle instantly gave me a very girly feeling. I loved the way how the bangs fell down my forehead lightly wild and the amazing smooth waves that surrounded my head. With the Master HUD you get 4 different style options with all the amazing colors we know from Exile hair on 2 page of the HUD. I tried to used 2 different style options for my 2 pictures, too.

The idea for the pictures resulted out of yesterday afternoon, when I was going through my old pictures and memories of past SL times. I really enjoy snapping pictures and work them a lot – it is like a therapy for me, if the day was stressful and exhausting. I hope you can enjoy my more quite, girly moments as much as I do sometimes 😉

Clothing

Outfit (incl. Stockings): AsteroidBox – “Morana” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Equal10 // February 2022

Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Glasses: [CX] – “Farseer Glasses – Silver”
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Bracers: [CX] – “Ruffian Armguards – Black” (Maitreya)
Hand Accessories: L’Emporio&PL – “Ancestral” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Man Cave Event // February 2022

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Emma” – NEW @ Collabor 88 // February 2022
Eyeshadow: Hexed – “Devlin Eyeshadow white” (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Dubai // February 2022
Forehead: Hexed – “Mystical Moon” (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Mystical Market Event // February 2022

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Tattoo:  .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Lull” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Sion} tileable backdrop v01 NATURAL”
Poses (incl. Camera): [ Focus Poses ] – “Every Moment Matters” (Bento)
PC & Cupboard: DRD – “Neglected Bedroom – Cabinet”
Rug 1: DRD – “Neglected Bedroom – Rug A”
Rug 2: DRD – “rug round 60s” (Group Gift)
Photowall: Apple Fall – “Photographers’ Easel”
Photobox: floorplan. – “photo box” (Indee Teepee Gift)
Sitting Dog: JIAN – ” ‘dorable Danes 6. Harlequin Companion Pup” (Gacha)
Sleeping Puppies: JIAN ” ‘dorable Danes 15. Triple Baby Bed” (Gacha)
Lamp: ::Static:: – “Vintage Lighting – 15 Bulb Lamp” (Gacha)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

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

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

Its hunger was staggering

The craving for human flesh drove the creature into the early morning fog. In the cemetery awaited a new grave and sustenance. As it neared the fresh mound of dirt, the sound of heavy footsteps stopped the creature.
Two men, hunters with rifles slung over their shoulders, approached the forest near the creature’s hiding place. Dense trees and heavy foliage darkened the wooded corpse. Only a stray beam of sunshine could break through the heavy veil.
It followed quietly behind the humans. The hunters were now the prey. With each silent step, the creature shifted into wolf form. If somehow it was seen, a wolf in these woods would not raise an alarm that its true form would.
The first human made no sound as the creature sprang from its cover and easily snapped the man’s neck. The human in the lead turned to speak to his companion, but was dead before he could aim his weapon.
The creature chuckled as it shapeshifted back to its nature form. Humans are so easy to hunt. Their arrogance makes them careless. As if their weapons could ever harm any of its kind.
The young ones will benefit from the blood and after a week or two, the rotted flesh will be quite tasty. For now, it needed to return to the grave as planned. It had no taste for fresh meat. Only rotted, decayed flesh would satisfy the gnawing in the pit of its stomach.
Working quickly, in case more human hunters were about, the creature clawed through the fresh dirt to the plain wooden box buried deep. Oh, this one was a fat, succulent morsel of a man. Women tended to be too lean and children were hardly substantial.
The temptation to feast now was overwhelming, but the creature dare not spare the time. The risk of exposure was too great here in the cemetery. It closed the now empty casket and returned the dirt so no one would be suspicious.
Careful to leave no evidence behind, the creature picked up the body as if as it weighed nothing. It returned to the woods where it left the two hunters stuffed beneath the remains of a fallen tree.
It was a good day. Food aplenty for months. But winter was approaching. It would need to forage a few more times to insure a comfortable hibernation before the first snow fell. A ghoul has to do what a ghoul has to do to keep her family fed.
The creature returns to its lair. an old and forgotten slaughter house far from town. The perfect place to hide and raise its young ones until it is time for them to leave the nest. Its children should be sleep now, but will wake soon and demand food.
Yet one is missing – the eldest. A lopsided smile creeps across the creatures face as it carries the food to the preparation area. There, hard at work draining the blood from a fresh corpse, is the eldest child. The young one looks up with a look of apprehension, a need for approval.
The Ghoul drops the corpses to the floors and slowly approaches the young Ghoul who is squatted on the floor beside a blood filled bucket. Its hand caresses the young one’s face as a sense of pride washes over it. A macabre smile appears on the Ghoul’s face.
Baby’s first kill.

Outfit Ghoul 1 (left)
Collar: ::Static:: – “Captive Chain” (Maitreya)
Collar 2: CURELESS[+] – “Entropy Collar (v.1)”
Harness: [CX] – “Ophanim Harness – Black” (Maitreya)
Gloves: cinphul – “raptor ii [gloves]” (Maitreya, Bento)
Shoes: cinphul – “raptor [boots]” (Maitreya)
Outfit Ghoul 2 (right)
Collar: CURELESS[+] – “Entropy Collar (v.1)”
Harness: [CX] – “Ophanim Harness – Black” (Maitreya)
Hip Chains: [CX] – “Mucronate Chains” (Maitreya)
Hands/Arms (incl. lower arms tattoo): DRD – “Plague Skeleton Creature Hands V 1.7”
Shoes: STOIC – “Vicious Plats Blood” (Maitreya)
Both Ghouls
Head & Body
Head: BeSpoke Caravan – “Ghoul Necrotic”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-on Flat Chest V1.0”
Props
Backdrop: [CX] – “For Good Time”
Story
Models

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

“In 2077, what makes someone a criminal? Getting caught!”

TUNES

“In 2077, what makes someone a criminal? Getting caught!”

[- Cyberpunk 2077, by Johnny Silverhand -]

It is Cyber Fair again! ACCESS again runs another round of the Cyber Fair at the moment with amazing designers and creations for all those who have a sci-fi, cyber or cyberpunk addiction like me 😉

I would like to spotlight some of my person highlights (there will be more soon in my nest posts!!)… I love to mix and match looks and so I sometimes break down outfits into their single pieces to get a more unique and personalized look. Sometimes designers do not like that, especially if they made full outfits, they like to have them being showcased together. If I blog for a certain designer and only want to showcase their exclusive releases, I usually keep them together and try to used them in mix and matches later on. But since I just wandered over the fair to get some more inspiration, I was able to do my first look completely free from any obligations and duties just having fun and fooling around with all the ‘goodies’ 😉

Let’s start with the awesome jacket. The “Thrasher Jacket” was made by A&Y one of my favorite designers if it comes to cyber or science fiction looks. I love the her creative ideas and the way how she does texture her designs. It has a certain shininess and the materials are truly amazing without being too ‘glowy’ or light. That makes it very easy to work with lights, projectors and environments to have a cool atmosphere without washing out the colors or textures – something I seriously adore. With mesh it is always difficult to layer things and I LOVE the designs of Jackie Graves for that. she makes incredible amazing clothing on layers and tattoo layers. Even with being only a layers I rarely saw better details and highlights on leather or latex creations. I wanted to stay human this time, but still have a futuristic lightly extreme look going on and the “Drone Corset” from ::Static:: was just perfect for that. The extreme slim waist was a perfect opposite to the heavy jacket. Cyberpunk is a lot about accessories and technical replacements or better modifications of human body parts and in many movies we see a lot of extreme and colorful makeups, too.

For the eyes itself I wanted something more extreme, too and there is no better place, than Madame Noir to find such unique and extraordinary designs. She recently as well started to make really interesting and fresh mesh designs, which I as well really like (and will showcase again soon as well *grins*), but her eyes are still the most striking things for me as they really come in so many creative and different looks. And not only the styles… she offers applier for nearly every popular body plus an omega version AND mesh/layer eyes too – in all colors you can imagine so that they really fit into every look. In the credits below you can see, I used a lot of the new releases of the Cyber Fair, but there is so much more! You really should take a look for yourself while I am preparing for more awesome and crazy cyber ideas or looks – probably more shopping as well 😉

Maybe we meet soon at the ACCESS Cyber Fair!

Clothing

Jacket: A&Y – “Thrasher Cyber Jacket” (Maitreya) – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Bodysuit: Graves – “G661 Leviation – Classic Body (tattoo)” (BoM) – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Corset: ::Static:: – “Drone Corset” (Maitreya) – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Shoes: [[ Masoom ]] – “Bionic Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Accessories

Horns: .::Supernatural::. – “Nya Horns” – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Glasses: TRIGGERED – “Intercept Glasses (Slo-o-ow glow)” – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Mask: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Ellor} mask HOLO (fit1)” – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Collar: HARO – “DI1Collar”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: {Limerence} – “Bonnie” – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Brows: -SU!- – “Ncromancer /Eybrows White-TINTABLE/ Lelutka” (BoM)

Eyeshadow 1: .::SO::. – “Shadow HD Evo LEL Night” (LeLUTKA HD Evo. Applier)

Eyshadow 2: ~Shiny Stuffs ~ – “Neon Chic” (LeLUTKA HD Evo. Applier)

Face Art: -SU!- – “Necromancer /Face Implants / Lelutka” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Irina 2.5”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Iceberg Eyes” (LeLUTKA HD Evo. Applier)

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Weapon: .:VSD:. – “YNT S5812X Cyber Gun” – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Backdrop: Paparazzi – “BACKDROP – Cyberpunk Street” – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Deco: Ex Machina – “Limb’o’Matic 4000” – NEW @ ACCESS Cyber Fair // March 2021

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

A Nice Place to Visit?

TUNES

I welcome you to your hell
Look around
I hope you like what you see
Have a drink
Have a smoke
It’s your home now so feel free
Swallow your panic
What’s so tragic
About giving up your soul?
No way out
There’s no way out of this hole

[- Aesthetic Perfection -]

Clothing

Top: Mug – “Elina Top – Black” (Maitreya)

Corset: DE Designs – “Agatha Corset – Black” (Maitrya)

Sleeves: :::Static::: – “Spellweaver’s Sleeves” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Pants: .:L&B:. – “S’Wear “Biker” leather pants :BI” (BoM)

Legs: Insomnia Angel – “Lizzie Bandage Socks” (Maitreya)

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

Accessories

Rings & Nails: [CX] x BUENO – “Welded Eyes” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Dura– “U100-Hair-Fat Pack A:Left”

Lip: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Mouth Control” (Gacha, Common)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin Overlay: TF: – “Helviti” (BoM) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: .PALETO.Backdrop:. – “Hallway 200” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2021

Decor:

DRD – “Beer Stand – Drunk Bench”

DRD – “Powergaming Shed – Trashcan”

DRD -“Rug Brown” (Group Gift)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn’t work like that.”

TUNES

“You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn’t work like that.”

[- David, Allegiant, 2016 -]

Germany seems to be weird sometimes, especially our government. Now that we have our Covid numbers going down constantly, even with the new virus variations… they can’t wait until the numbers are as low as the experts ask for – no we have to break open schools and kindergartens as fast as we can. I mea i see the problems, do not get me wrong, but what does it help if we are back to sky high numbers in the next 3 weeks and then have to lock down everything again?!? Can we not just wait like 2 weeks more until the numbers are low enough before we plan things like that? Especially as it was clear, that the numbers dropped really fast when the schools finally were closed again? Would it not make sense to put some effort into the internet and into getting the needed hardware to the kids who are not having any still? The online platform for Bavarian schools (Mebis) looks and acts like they would have been made in the Stone Age some when and instead of working on it it feels like they counted on the fact that the summer will kill the virus and it is gone after that. They had oe year now to fix things and besides the fact they allowed Microsoft Teams, nothing really has changed – and that wasn’t the work of our government *facepalms* It seems more important to hold on exams and schedules instead of taking care of our kids and their health. We all know now, that the kids do not get symptoms but they can carry the virus around secretly and infect all their family. I just don’t understand all those rules and requirements anymore. WE can have the kids in school, shoulder on shoulder, but we cannot have theaters and cinemas open who definitely have way better hygiene management for infection control, than any school has – at our school we do not even have warm water for the kids to wash their hands as requested. But sure, lets open the schools again for 3 or 4 weeks to again close down the whole country as the new virus variations push the numbers up again – If they keep acting like that and with the not working vaccine concept (we simply do not have enough yet and some do not have a 100% protection – not to mention there is not even one yet for kids under 16 years, which is allowed officially) we will go back and forth until summer 2022 🙁

Anyways, lets take a look on todays pictures and designs 😉

Again I am in a cyberpunk mood – no wonder we just had the Mainframe event! I am super sorry for posting this so late but lately my RL is completely upside down. My mom got a new knee, and I still have to take care of her, cook, clean and walk her dog at least 2 times a day while I try to shuffle my work around as much as I can. Sometimes I am just dead in the evening when I am done with all my day work and I instantly fall asleep on the couch even if I made me some coffee to stay awake for some SL work.

But I still love making pictures and I try my best to not come too much behind with my blogging schedule 😉

Like I said sadly the Mainframe event is already over, but many of the releases I am wearing were made for that and now should have found their ways to the designers main stores I suppose.

Clothing

Bodyfront: – Fika –  – “Chassis Augmentation” (Maitreya)

Panty: Graves – “G179 Bottom” (BoM, part of the outfit)

Stocking: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons – v4” (BoM)

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

Accessories

Horns (incl. Tattoo): [CX] – “Mara Horns (Silver)”

Face Decor: Madame Noir – “Sable Fangs”

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

Fingers: L’Emporio&PL – “*Essentia” (Maitreya, BoM)

Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Obsess Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Bracer (left): Clover – “Prey Blades (left)”

Tail: ::Static:: – “Polypod Mk2 Tail {Black} Animesh”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Creed” – NEW Jail Event // February 2021

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Arachnid HD Eyes” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier) – NEW @ The Darkness Event // February 2021

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

Eye Scar: CAZIMI – “Fallen 6 Eye Scratch Left – 80%” (BoM)

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

Lips: CAZIMI – “8 Lips – 80%” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee T01 NoBrows” (BoM)

Arm (right): GRIMA – “Cyber Tech Cyborg Arm R” (Maitreya)

Leg (left): Wicca’s Originals – “Atlas Legs” (Miatreya)

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Flora” (BoM) – NEW @ Kinky // January 2021

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Mort :: Veins :: With Eyeshading” (BoM)

Tattoo 3: TF: – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)

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

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Backdrop:  [WASD] – “The Path”

Decor: Ex Machina – “Cyberpunk Street Stuff v1.1”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Numb

TUNES

I’m tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
Don’t know what you’re expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
(Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow)
Can’t you see that you’re smothering me
Holding too tightly, afraid to lose control?
‘Cause everything that you thought I would be
Has fallen apart right in front of you
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
(Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow)
And every second I waste is more than I can take
And I know
I may end up failing too
But I know
You were just like me with someone disappointed in you
I’ve become so numb
I can’t feel you there
Become so tired
So much more aware
I’m becoming this
All I want to do
Is be more like me
And be less like you
I’ve become so numb
I can’t feel you there
(I’m tired of being what you want me to be)
I’ve become so numb
I can’t feel you there
(I’m tired of being what you want me to be)
[- Limp Bizkit -]
Clothing

Blanket: :: MOMOCHUU :: – “Holiday Blanket [dark]” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2020

Top: [Salem] – “Lilith Corset” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2020

Panties:

Legs: [CX] – “Chiyou Legwraps Black” (Maitreya)  – NEW @ Mainstore

Accessories

Mask: kosmii – “Victory Gag” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2020

Collar: ::Static:: – “Bound Collar { Female } Black”

Feet Claws: L’Emporio&PL – “Damned Claws – Flat Feet V2” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Dura – “B98-Hair-Fat Pack A:right (diamond face line)”

Eyeliner: CAZIMI – “Basic B Eyeliners Bonus Liners” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Lashes: ~Shiny Stuffs~ – “Lash Parade” (LeLUTKA Applier)

Faceart & Sclera Overlay: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” – NEW @ Mainstore

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head & Piercings: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Vampyre Eyes” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2020

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: TF – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)”

Tattoo 2: TF – “Mort :: Veins :: With Eyeshading” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Backdrop: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Hospital for Souls / Hydrotherapy room”

Rat 1: JIAN – “Rascal Rats 2. Black Companion” (Gacha, Common)

Rat 2: JIAN – “Rascal Rats 6. Black Wanderer” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Blessed Be

A new year has begun… 2021! Let’s see what it has for all of us 😉

We are still in the dark season and I am enjoying doing the darker stuff anyway – but you know that already.

Today I am posting something which I planned to put into a magazine but apparently it wasn’t released in December as planned. I thought before it vanishes into the Nirvana, I will add some more pictures and make a blog post out of it 😉

So here we go!

Most of the designs I found at the Saturnalia event (I really hope they will do more events as their team really does amazig work and something different) –  such a super amazing event, directed to the more traditional and naturally side of the Christmas time. To me it was such a relief to see that Christmas isn’t just all shiny gold & red, not just the Santa Claus, Cola Truck, modern, profit-oriented, video game console Christmas. There is people like me who can see the more traditional, mystical and nature-loving Christmas – or even remember what Yule means 😉 For those who do not know, just lemme show, what Wikipedia has to say about it, as it might sound better than me trying to describe it with my limited English words *snickers*

“Yule or Yuletide (“Yule time” or “Yule season”) is a festival historically observed by the Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the original celebrations of Yule to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin, and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Mōdraniht.

Later departing from its pagan roots, Yule underwent Christianised reformulation, resulting in the term Christmastide. Some present-day Christmas customs and traditions such as the Yule log, Yule goat, Yule boar, Yule singing, and others may have connections to older pagan Yule traditions. Terms with an etymological equivalent to Yule are still used in Nordic countries and Estonia to describe Christmas and other festivals occurring during the winter holiday season. Today, Yule is celebrated in Heathenry and other forms of Neopaganism, as well as in LaVeyan Satanism.”

[- Wikipedia -]

I am still at home while the state is fighting and debating weather to open up stores and schools again or just one of both or none… to me it slowly becomes a joke and the measures get more and more opaque and difficult to comprehend. People get more and more disaffected. And even if I hate to admit that, I start understanding them. They are not against any rules – I am not speaking of all those who deny the existence of Covid or those who spread weird conspiracy theories – the normal mainstream crowd, who just don’t understand all this back and forth politics. How you can say schools can be open with 20-30 people,  inadequate hygiene standards, while bars and restaurants who invested hundreds or thousands of Euros to exactly follow their given rules and as soon as they had everything installed and working, they get closed again while schools and kindergartens are still remain open… anyway, I am not the one to make changes or decisions, but I slowly can understand those how get annoyed and frustrated.

I just will stick at home as much as possible to not risk an infection because of my mother and partner as they are both counted as group at risk members. I will teach and give music lessons online and trying to keep creative in SL and make the best out of it 😉

Happy new year and blessed be!

Clothing

Dress: ERSCH – “Saty” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: [CX] – “Kronos’ Crown (Gold)”

Horns: ::Static:: – “Solstice Spiral Horns”

Nails & Rings: [CX] x BUENO – “Welded Eye (Gold) (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Kustom9 // December 2020

Wings: Jinx – “Simple Bento Wings

Staff: Lux Aterna – “[Der Heilige Nikolaus] Staff”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: MINA Hair – “Emilia”

Eyeshadow: APOTHIC – “Venus . Eyeshadows” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Lipstick: APOTHIC – “Venus . Lips” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Fceshading 1: Skoll – “Tva Eyes2 Terra” (BoM)

Fadeshading 2: LuluB! – “Saturna – Conturing – Black” (BoM)

Face Marks: Skoll – “Tva marks TINT ME” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5” (Boundless)

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Memento Mori” (BoM) – NEW @ Men only Monthly // December 2020

Legs/Legtattoo: Astralia – “North Pole Faun Legs (dark/gold)” (Maitreya, Maitreya Applier, Gacha, Common)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.82”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

LB – “GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons 7Li”

[we’re CLOSED] – “shrub large bare”

DRD – “The Cemetery – Ground Roots”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Tree Trunk”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – SpellBook”

DRD – Forest Ritual Site – Treestump

DRD – The Cemetery – Angel Statue – Those We Love

JIAN – “Fallow Fawn”

JIAN – “Gray Fox”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin