Innocence

The unicorn. A symbol of purity and virtue. According to medieval legend, it will appear out of the forest to lay its head on the lap of a virgin and in that way be captured.
But innocence has always been a very potent force in magic, and in this season of Halloween when darker things are in the air, you need to be careful what you call up.

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Not everything is that easy to tame, and virgin blood can be very tasty.

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Just ask the Unicorn of All Hallows Eve.

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Hard to believe October is half over already. My favorite month, when the weather where I live turns cooler at last and Halloween is celebrated. So many events going on in Second Life, and many many new releases from ~*Souzou Eien*~  There are items from four different events here and that’s only part of what is available.

First off, if you haven’t been to The Gathering, you have only a day before it closes on the 15th. This is an event for gatcha lovers, and ~Souzou Eien*~ is offering the inspiration for my demon unicorn, called  “The Myth of Innocence”. I’m wearing the rare adorned edition of course, because I can’t resist the sparkly gems.  The commons are a little more subdued, with a hud to change the metal color and come in eight different colors. I have it on good authority that eventually these horns may be released into the main store, so if you miss them and want them you can join the ~*Souzou Eien*~ VIP group for regular updates. Another perk of the group is a 50% discount on new in-store releases!

 

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Notice the nice muzzle keeping the demon unicorn from ripping someone’s throat out?  That’s “The Biter Mask” currently out at Totally Top Shelf. His version is shiny and new, but there is also a rusted one, if you need a more well-worn look. It’s easily resized and a great touch for a Halloween costume. Totally Top Shelf is open until the 31st of October, so you have plenty of time to get there, and you won’t want to miss it.

Also at the same venue are some of the fanciest canes I have seen in a long time. Four styles that come in both an Ornate and Simple version. The Refined Cane, The Rakish Cane, The Gentry Cane and the Dapper Cane. Above the stylish little demon is using the Rakish Cane, but here is a picture of all four of them giving you some idea of the many color combinations possible. The canes all come with a simple AO  ( the pose in the top picture is captured from that AO ) but you can also add your own

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And we’re not even close to done, my fellow creatures of the night.

I know a lot of people who are very excited over RMK’s annual Halloween extravaganza. These are the items from ~*Souzou Eien*~ one in the Dream Gatcha Machine and one  available for purchase at the venue. These are some seriously detailed props, and would be great for roleplay or just to add a Halloween atmosphere.

Only in the Dream Gatcha  is the Crystal Altar that was supposed to control the evil equine until something went horribly wrong.

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I swear you can feel the texture of those rocks and crystals. I did practically no touching up of this image at all.

And helping to bring forth the spawn from the stables of darkness is the Spells & Hexes Supply Kit, which is available for purchase.  All sorts of powders and potions, candles and pointy things and even a mortar and pestle for mixing up those witches brews.

The best thing about both of these items is that they are only 1 Land impact each.

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The baleful fiery stare in pictures are the animated Void Eyes, that are out at The Mystic Realm. One of four sets of eyes being offered, as well as two sets of horns. You Really need to see these eyes inworld to appreciate the effect, as they give off a very sinister glow. Mystic Realm just opened a few days ago, and will run until the 26th.

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Wishing those of you who just like to dress up and have fun a safe and festive Halloween. And for those of you who do celebrate it – Blessed Samhain.

Events :

The Gathering

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sharkfins/128/128/23

RMK Halloween

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RMK%20Gothic/113/46/31

Totally Top Shelf

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kenenkaan%20Forest/3/42/1661

Mystic Realms Faire

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eldertree%20Village/92/31/22

 

Credits.

from ~*Souzou Eien*~   –  draconias.timeless

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jinn/164/161/2503

 

Myth of Innocence Circlet ULTRARARE

The Biter Mask and Harness

Void Eyes

Rakish Cane – Ornate

Dreamy Goth Eye Shadow

Crystal Altar

Spells & Hexes Supply Kit

 

Other Items:

Suit – Innocenzio  –   lybra.rage

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sun%20Dream/67/100/22

Mandala Steking Ears -

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sun%20Dream/67/100/22

Milk Hair – The Top Knot

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sun%20Dream/67/100/22

Hairbase – KMADD – Tribe 8

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kmadd%20Enterprise/113/100/24

Shoes – FLite Creepers  ( these were limited edition as far as I remember )

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sun%20Dream/67/100/22

Collar – Tableau Vivant Harness Collar – available at The Men’s Dept right now

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TMD/121/201/22

Madrid Solo – Manscara – Squinty Eyes

Slink Hands: Relaxed

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//60/102/24

Bloody Mouth –  pennywise.bracula  ( found on MP )

Also – Tili from Pin Me Down -

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dark%20Tranquility/44/105/24

Skin – Manu – Swallow

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Love/42/45/1500

Tattoo – Mandala – .Reckless –  Also at The Men’s Dept.

Nails – Sinister – Dark Passion – Koffin Nails

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spectacle/80/23/80

Set – Domicile Corvus Skybox

Broken Floor Pentagram – Chaos Panic and Disorder

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spectacle/80/23/80

Poses – STAKEY – Tough Guy

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spectacle/80/23/80

 

 

 

 

The Garden Pond

There is a little pond behind the house where I spend most of my time now in Second Life. It has become one of my favorite places, peaceful and quiet and calm.

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The water there feels nice and cool on your feet.

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The lily pads are a special favorite of mine.

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At night the sky turns a beautiful purple shade of twilight.

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If you wait long enough, the stars will come out.

 

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All you have to do is be patient.

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Everything shines in its own time.

 

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It’s almost time to say goodbye to We <3 RP for this month, and I really wanted to get a chance to blog these amazing horns before it was over. The Seraphic Horns from ~*Souzou Eien*~ are still available at the special We <3 RP price of 50% off, so head over there and grab them quick. I’m wearing the Adorned version, layered with metalwork and jewels, but there are also simpler Pale and Dark versions.

I paired the horns with another *~ Souzou Eien*~ item that is going to be out at Genre until October 12th. I’ve been wearing this piece almost nonstop since I first put it on – the Dancer’s Charm Circlet. The metals and jewels are all changeable with the included HUD, which also has a resizer. Admittedly I’m biased but I think it can be worn beautifully by any gender.

Wishing you all your own little place of serenity in this vast virtual world of ours.

We <3 RP

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Evanda%20Island/159/44/4002

Genre

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Analog%20Dog%20Hair/30/198/3084

Credits:

Seraphic Horns (Adorned) and Dancer’s Charm Circlet –  ~*Souzou Eien*~ draconias.timeless

Main Store

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jinn/159/157/2510

 

Jacket:   GizzA – Embroidered Outfit – Jacket  –  giz.seorn

( I’m  just wearing the jacket part of an outfit that comes with jacket, pants and boots)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GizzA%20Creations/126/131/22

Pants:  ::ZED:: MESH Black Stovepipe Cargo Pants

- http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ChaSin%20Dreams/125/79/2019

Eyes: – IKON Immortal Eyes – Crimson

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/501

Hair:  ILLMATIC :: Frenchie – Fenty –  kaiden.trill

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Trois%20Lunes/76/170/3003

Ears:  [Gauze] [][]Trap[][] Short Ripped Ears Ice

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Twilight/89/167/42

Nosering – A:S:S deLuxe – Mayur Nosering  – also found at Genre

Makeup – Madrid Solo- Manscara- Squinty Eyes

Madrid Solo-Male Designs- Maze Eyes Only – madrid.solo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jiradic/166/208/37

Slink hands and feet  –  siddean.munro

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Slink/43/121/24

Nails:  Shadow Dip by !The Little Bat

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nuvoletta/46/76/22

Poses by

Ma Vie

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/211/124/25

elephante poses

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Emerald%20City/43/167/21

 

 

Son of Mercury

Son of Mercury “a wit, a thief.”   18th century slang.  

The slightly drunken man almost tripped on the heels of his fancy new boots as he stepped into the street. His impressive hat was askew, his coat wrinkled and he smelled a bit of ale and ozone. He tried to cover up his intoxicated lurch with a swagger as he moved towards the docks and his airship. Cargo loaded, deal signed, half the money up front and in the morning off to collect the rest at the end of the voyage. Good reason to get half-rats and celebrate, if only with drink. There were other ways to celebrate too, but tonight he hadn’t seen anyone that suited his … particular taste. “To demmed bad.” he thought. “But this is just a bywater of dosshouses,hedgetaverns and hulverheads. There’ll be better pickings at Cursed.” 

A slender figure moved out of the alley beside the alehouse, not quite in his path, but enough to be noticed in the shadows. “Uhhh…. Excuse me, Captain.” a hesitant, silvery voice called out to him. “Might you be by the way of providing passage to Cursed?”

The Captain turned and frowned, trying to get a better look at the stranger. “Come here, boy.” he beckoned, certain of this from the timbre of the other’s voice. “Let’s have a look at you. Mayhaps I can offer such a thing to you, for the right price.”

The young man stepped closer to the flickering lamps lighting the street. Half dressed in nothing but worn pants and a scarf, except for the optic implant that marked him as a possible runaway slave from one of the manufacturing plants. Poor and pathetic and without a coin to his name but not bad to look at under the dirt that covered him, no doubt picked up along the rough journey to his freedom. No, not bad at all. He looked shyly down at the Captain’s feet. “I’m afraid I’ve not much in my pockets, Sir. But I’m more than willing to help out on board any way that I can. I dearly need to get to the city”

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Oh … you dearly need, do you?” The Captain chuckled, looking him up and down, unexpectedly pleased with how his luck had suddenly turned. “I’m afraid I don’t require much of a crew. This is a solitary enterprise, except for the loadin’ an unloadin’. But yesssss …. maybe it would be nice to have another soul aboard. Sort of a ….. cabin boy, if you get my drift. I’m sure I could think of something for you to do to earn your keep.” He didn’t specify what that might be, but the leer on his face was anything but subtle. The boy swallowed and a slight blush rose to his cheeks, barely seen in the dim light. He shifted from foot to foot, glanced up, glanced away, opened his mouth as if about to speak and closed it.

“Well?” The Captain prompted “Don’t have all night. Come if you’re comin’ and be quick about it before I change my mind.” He turned on his boot heel and tried to stalk cockily into the night, which was a little difficult considering how inebriated he was. After a few moments the younger man was trotting along after him, trying to keep the smirk off his face at how simply and easily the pieces were falling into place.

The night’s too long for sweet talk and blandishments.” The Captain decided as they climbed up the long brass and iron ladder to the rivited deck. “Some things shouldn’t need to be explained.” He let the young man wander the deck, looking curiously at the wheels and gears and pipes as he quickly untethered, pumped, cranked and bustled them into a whirring ascent. As soon as they were clear of the dock and hovering over water he moved behind his passenger, grabbing him by the shoulders and whirling him around. “Come here, little wharfmouse” he said in a gruff voice with a hint of amused playfulness. “Seems I have a job you’ll be well suited for. You seem a smart one, you’ll figure it out. Or you’d best, if you don’t want to be kicked over the side.”

At first the boy’s eyebrows raised so high he thought they might fall off his face. He looked over the side, to the empty air below them. then to the captain’s lacivious expression. Finally his panicked expression seemed to turn to one of resignation and he reached out to the captain’s waistband, their gazes locked as his fingers crept softly around that band of cloth. The captain thoroughly enjoyed the play of emotions in his prey’s eyes. Surrender, acceptance, nervousness, and then a touch of anticipation and possibly desire. At least that’s what he thought, up until the moment he was relieved of his plasma guns and found them pressed firmly into his belly.

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“Step off, do – I’d rather not have to clean your innards off of MY ship.” The young man’s voice rang out, far from the delicate gentle tone it had before. He poked the gun harder, tilting it down a bit as if to make his point. “And don’t be deceived, I WILL separate you from your nether regions if I have to. Wouldn’t be the first time.” He pushed hard enough with the barrels to make the older man take a few steps back.

“Rogue! Prig! You … you FILCHING COVE!” The Captain cried out furiously, and made to rush forward until he took note of the steady hand inching the along the trigger and the cool eye appraising him.

The young man inclined his head slightly. He would have bowed but for it spoiling his aim. “I prefer Son of Mercury, if you please. But yes. Now …. if you would be so kind as to remove your garments and jump overboard? I rather like that hat. And lest you think me indecisive in the least …. ” There was an odd glumping noise and just like that, the Captain’s smallest finger was missing from the lowest knuckle down. No blood flowed from the wound, no ragged flesh at the edges. Just gone. The Captain stared in shock at his hand, although he knew full well the capabilty of his weapons and had paid a pretty price for them. He had just never thought to have them used on himself.

“Cogs and Brass, Captain!. Good Guns.” The Son of Mercury whistled and then gave a mocking smile. “Thank you for these. They’ll come in handy.”

The last he saw of the Captain was the splash he made when he hit the water.

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The Son of Mercury pulled the counterfeit implant from his face and adorned himself in the pile of clothes and navigational equipment left on the deck. Although some were a bit too large for him they seemed only to add to his raffish air in his own opinion, which he thought a great deal of. He spent a few minutes down below primping in his new cabin and checking on the goods and contents of the hold which he had so fortunately inherited, now that the Captain would no longer be needing them. He did not change the ship’s course, as the cargo was indeed going to be sold at Cursed, though perhaps not exactly to the legitimate outlet it had been intended. When all had been inspected,tallied and sorted out to his satisfaction, he went again to the deckrailing, crossing his arms upon it and looking out as the night stars gave way to the sunrise.

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He gave a wink to one of the tiny, glowing lanterns in the sky. It was not a star but a planet, called after the same long forgotten deity as himself, it’s small size disguising it as one of those tiny twinkling celestial bodies as he was also so often disguised as something much sweeter, meeker and more defenseless than he was.

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“Good night’s work, Mercury.” He congratulated them both. “See you tomorrow, old friend.”

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Fin 

I’ve always had a secret fascination with the Steam/Dieselpunk genre in fashion and music. I love costuming and historical/period things in general and I’m often struck by the wildly creative mixtures that cosplayers and fans come up with. This month’s event  A Clockwork Spiral which opened on Sept 15th and goes until Sept 30th gave me a chance to do a story and my own spin on the style at last, featuring new items from ~*Souzou Eien*~ one of them only available for the event, the Plasma Distorter Pistol. Make sure you get there before the end of the month when it will be gone forever!

A Clockwork Spiral

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/78/128/1001

ACS Blog:

http://aclockworkspiral.wordpress.com

Credits:

From ~*Souzou Eien*~    draconias.timeless

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jinn/156/155/2511

Plasma Distorter Pistols – exclusive to A Clockwork Spiral

Serpentine Optics – can be worn on left, right or both sides, with HUD for changing metals and colors.

Engineer’s Monocle and Professor’s Monocle – both available in the ~*Souzou Eien*~ ACS gatcha along with 5 other styles.

other items from A Clockwork Spiral

Earring: Bliensen + MaiTai – Industrial Revolution 2.0 Rust -Earring – plurabelle.laszlo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Essex/34/117/22

Hat: House of Rain . Stand and Deliver Hat . ACS 2014 exclusive – only available at ACS

Shoes:  lassitude & ennui Jolenta – gold_black  –  jackal.ennui

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nouveau/47/91/27

Nails: Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Slink Nails – Rivets & Steam

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spectacle/80/23/80

also

Baggy Cargo Fader’s  –  Razor /// –   kehl.razor

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Depraved%20Nation/127/165/27

BoHo HoBo Scarf Ladie’s Small (coal) – trill.zapatero  – found on MP

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bitter%20Bunnie%20Designs/196/23/35

Hair – ILLMATIC :: Frenchie – Jessica –  kaiden.trill

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Trois%20Lunes/76/170/3003   (temporary at the Factory)

Eyes – IKON Immortal “Abyss”

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/501

Pure Poison – Jake Leather Cuffs

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pure%20Poison%20District/123/134/28

Swallow Manu Peach Red eyebrows -luciayes.magic

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Love/128/128/2

Ama. Lighter Mud Splatter – amadeo.dubratt

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasures/222/20/23

[MANDALA]SIMPLE_EARS_HUTUU -

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TEMPURA%20SOBA/97/119/23

::ZED:: MESH Distressed Tan & Black Goth Leather Coat

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ChaSin%20Dreams/125/79/2019

GizzA – Fusion C H I C [Violet - Green] Male Pants –  part of a group gift outfit – giz.seorn

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GizzA%20Creations/126/131/22

Beautiful Freak – BF Liquid Metal lipstick – copper -axi.kurmin

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Port%20Seraphine/42/60/27

Hands & Feet by Slink – siddean.munro

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Slink/43/121/24

Poses by:  -DeminAtions –  posepack <Shoot>.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Junlong/155/76/53

!bang – homme  – luna.jubilee

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Theory/138/155/20

Photos taken at:

A Clockwork Spiral

Mieville Twain

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Twain/60/155/58

 

Angel Underground

    “There were candles all over the Great Hall:  candles stood by the iron pillars that held the roof up; candles waited by the waterfall that ran down one wall and into the small rock-pool below; candles clustered on the sides of the rock wall; candles huddled on the floor, candles were set into candlesticks by the huge door that stood between two dark iron pillars. The door was built of polished black flint set into a silver base that had tarnished, over the centuries, almost to black. The candles were unlit; but as the tall form walked past, they flickered into flame. No hand touched them; no fires touched their wicks. 

The figure’s robe was simple and white, or more than white. A color, or absence of all colors, so bright as to be startling. It’s feet were bare on the cold rock floor of the Great Hall. It’s face was pale and wise, and gentle; and perhaps, a little lonely. 

It was very beautiful. 

Soon every candle in the Hall was burning. It paused by the rock pool; knelt beside the water, cupped it’s hands, lowered them into the clear water, raised them, and drank. The water was cold, but very pure. When it had finished drinking the water it closed its eyes for a moment, as if in benediction. Then it stood up, and walked away, back through the Hall, the way it had come; and the candles went out as it passed, as they had done for tens of  thousands of years. It had no wings; but still, it was, unmistakably, an angel.

Islington left the Great Hall; and the last of the candles went out, and the darkness returned.” 

Neil Gaimen   “Neverwhere” 

 

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As I mentioned briefly in “The Book Meme”, Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, and I usually will count “Neverwhere” as my favorite book. The image of the Angel Islington trapped underground in his sanctuary/prison ( no spoilers – you will have to read the book ) :P   has always been very vivid in my mind, and was the inspiration and opportunity for a small homage showcasing a few of the truly stunning items from ~*Souzou Eien*~ for this month. I didn’t try for a literal translation of the book, but this is very much the feeling I get from Mr.Gaiman’s brilliant writing.

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The gorgeous ruins that my angels stands in are the gift for the Twisted Hunt – called “The Scrying Ruins”  The Twisted hunt is still going on until September 30th – so if you haven’t yet become part of the madness don’t forget! This is one of the most challenging and interesting hunts in SL – I have yet to finish one myself.

The Scrying Ruins are Mod/Copy only
100% Original Mesh & Materials enabled
17 land impact (at original size)

Lexxiius - Sanctuary for blog # 5The candles and candelabra were of course added by me, but the glowing crystals are part of the item and are tintable if you don’t want the lovely pure gleam of white they come in. I also love the rippling water of the scrying bowl itself.

Here is the link for the official Twisted Hunt start point

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Secrets%20of%20Gaia/76/115/23

~*Souzou Eien*~ is #028 and the beginning hint is “Climb high, the center to the sky. Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers’

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Also out now for We <3 RP is the De La Luna Circlet. The HUD offers endless combinations of jeweltones and metals as is usual with ~*Souzou Eien*~  jewelry pieces, and I thought added a perfect angelic touch.

We <3 RP is at:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Evanda%20Island/118/50/4001

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I decided on Sapphire tones this time for the jewels and eyes, as September is my actual birth month and I wanted to use my birthstone in some way.

~* Souzou Eien*~ also has two very impressive horns as part of the We <3 RP offerings that I hope I can get to in a future post this month

Have fun shopping and hunting and enjoying all that September has to offer in Second Life!

“Good Luck,” whispered the Angel Islington. There was a rushing sound, like a wind soughing across a lost forest, or the beating of mighty wings.” 

 

Credits:

Scrying Ruins ( Twisted Hunt gift ) and De La Luna Circlet ( We <3 RP )   ~*Souzou Eien*~    draconias.timeless

links for Twisted Hunt & We <3 RP above

main store link

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jinn/159/157/2510

Hair – Tableau Vivant  “Summers”  – Summer HUD

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/105/113/24

Eyes – IKON  “Immortal”  “Sapphire”

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/501

Angel Garb – this is a combination of two outfits from Bare Rose  “Arkhai”  and “Light Laplace”  –  mayflo.smails

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bare%20Rose/158/31/30

Bracelets – Mandala “Sankara”  -

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TEMPURA%20SOBA/97/119/23

Sandals :  [monso]  My studded sandal – Silver     morphine.janick

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sweet%20Isle/114/113/1452

Makeup –  Madrid Solo – combination of  “My Demons” lips and “Iced T” which was a male group gift  – madrid.solo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jiradic/166/208/37

Skin – Swallow “Daniel – Ivory”   – luciayes.magic

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Love/128/128/2

poses by Grafica –  alyx.aerallo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Terre%20Des%20Mortes/205/107/1499

Feet and Hands – Slink      siddean.munro

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Slink/43/121/24

Nails = A:S:S  – Metallic

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Space%20Illusion%202/67/57/21

Underground room – The Bunker A-02 multipurpose building  – TC Slade  (found on MP)

 

 

Dog and Cat

 disclaimer: All the items in the photos below you will have to purchase. The philosophical musings are free of charge. 

 

Black and White. Yin and Yang, Dog and Cat. I think most people would agree they have two sides. The one they show the outside world and another deeper one that they may keep hidden even from themselves. It may be because it’s dark or risque, or maybe filled with rage and anger the world wouldn’t perceive as “nice”. Whatever the reason, both can and do exist inside the same person within Real or Second Life. Just because you only see one doesn’t mean the other isn’t simmering underneath. Everyone does a balancing act between what they want shown and what they try ( or think they should try) to keep hidden.
With those thoughts in mind, I wanted to create two very different looks to showcase the new makeup releases from ~*Souzou Eien*~ . ( Ask me how happy I was to blog about makeup :) )

I call them Dog and Cat.

Dog lives in a happy innocent pastel world of bright colors and sunshine, with just a hint of gothish darkness peeking through.

Lexxiius - Wanna be your Dog for blog 2

 

Dog is wearing the “Punk Strip Makeup” in Red. It looks great on it’s own but you can also layer with mascara or eyeliner as I have for a different look. There are eight shades in the fatpack priced at only 100L

Lexxiius - Wanna be your Dog for blog
Cat is a creature of darkness and alleys, dressed all in black. Lithe and slinky, with eyes that hold forbidden secrets.

Lexxiius - Alley Cat (for blog)

Cat is wearing the appropriately named “Wicked Eyeliner” No telling what this one is up to.

Lexxiius - Alley Cat 2 for Blog

Here is a closer look so you can see the detail on the eyeliner. It comes in nine shades ( I’m partial to the purple and teal of course but wanted to use black in keeping with the outfit ) Also 100L for the fatpack which is a bargain and I should know, I buy a LOT of makeup.

Lexxiius - Alley Cat 2 for Blog - closer take

Credits below, and since Cat got an extra picture it’s only fair that Dog get a song.

Enjoy some Iggy Pop.

 

 

on Dog:

~*Souzou Eien*~ Punk Strip Makeup (Red)  draconias.timeless

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jinn/164/160/2503

Lashes: Madrid Solo- Manscara- Squinty Eyes  – madrid.solo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jiradic/166/208/37

Hair:   Adoness  alcippe maroon & Hairbase: alcippe  black shades  – cruella.pennell

( Although it doesn’t show in the picture the hair was edited to remove the long tail down the back for a better fit as it is actually a female hair. Purchased at Hair Fair.)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blackwood/230/208/2501

Earrings: Pure Poison – Trix Nude Earrings –  shaleene.kenin

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pure%20Poison%20District/121/136/27

Lips: Beautiful Freak  Banded Metal lipstick – white

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Port%20Seraphine/42/60/27

Eyes: IKON Immortal Eyes  – Scoria   ikon.innovia

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/127/501

Shirt:  –David Heather-Oen Buttondown/Blood  – gianni.broda

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/David%20Heather/99/150/23

Belly Jewelry:  Chaos, Panic & Disorder – Drops of Fire Belly Ring  lilah.munster

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Tradewinds/133/80/29

Shorts: A:S:S – Cargo shorts – pink

Slink Nail Appliers:  A:S:S  Superglitter

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Touch%20of%20Decadance/134/207/23

Boots: Razor /// Regulator Combat Boots

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Depraved%20Nation/132/158/28

Skin:  Swallow Manu Ivory Black Eyebrows –  luciayes.magic

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Love/128/128/2

Slink Male Hands – siddean.munro

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Slink/43/121/24

 

on Cat:

~*Souzou Eien *~ Wicked Goth Eyeliner (Black) –  draconias.timeless

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jinn/164/160/2503

Hair: LALA Moon Mesh – Brianna – ruru.nagy

(Another girl hair purchased at Hair Fair)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Heatherwood/112/202/51

Hairbase:  Adoness –  cruella.pennell

Madrid Solo- Manscara- Squinty Eyes – madrid.solo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jiradic/166/208/37

Eyes: IKON Immortal Eyes – Sage (group gift) ikon.innovia

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/501

Lips:  Madrid Solo- Male Lip Mix- Design 5 – madrid.solo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jiradic/166/208/37

Shirt:  – Batsu] Lacenet shirt – warumono.mode

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bitch%20Tail/167/141/22

Yasum*MESH*Trunk – azlyn.vaher

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fathom/119/196/3002

Belly Jewelry: rockCandy – Belly Ring – Kitty  – autumn.fairlane

:*:Chaos,Panic & Disorder :*: Le Chat Noir Necklace – lilah.munster

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Tradewinds/133/80/29

Gloves: Razor/// Foe Gloves – Mens – Slink

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Depraved%20Nation/132/158/28

Pants: Lapointe & Bastchild Pants (Tucked)- Moto – Ribbed Leather Multi

Paul Lapointe & Bastchild Lotus.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Evocative/91/127/31

:::insanya::: Ava Shoes

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/District/172/191/28

Skin: same as Dog

Hands: Same as Dog

Nails:  A:S:S – Metallic

 

Props :

Alley

The Cheap Seats: Rundown Alley Photoset  – found at either Gentlemen Bastards City or on MP

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jindalrae/168/33/1749

Trashcans & Dumpster – Urban Spirit – astin.miles

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shiot/222/237/1163

Dog’s House

A:S:S  -Yelena skybox  ( Free on MP!)

 

The Traveler

      Featuring new hunt items from ~* Souzou Eien*~  for The Femboy Hunt and The Sinister Goth’s Sinners Hunt ( the theme this month is “Sloth” )

                              “The quickest way is sometimes the longest.”          Neil Gaiman

Lexxiius the Traveler peruses the star charts to decide his next destination

Lexxiius - The Adventurer_017  - BLOG

 

Climbing into his Cerulean Carriage he sets off towards the unknown in comfort and style

Lexxiius - The Adventurer_011  -BLOG

 

Somewhere out there his next Grand Adventure awaits.

Lexxiius - The Adventurer - 2nd shoot_005  - BLOG

 

As night falls,  the stars call him on to discover their secrets.

Lexxiius - The Adventurer - 2nd shoot_009  - BLOG

 

 

The Zodiac Canvases in the first picture above are the prize for The Femboy Hunt: Zodiac Theme. They will only be available during the hunt and will not be sold in the store afterwards so be sure to snatch them up while you can. The stars on the canvas really do emanate that soft lovely glow in dim light.

Here is all the info you need for the Femboy Hunt:

Official Blog URL:

http://femboyhuntsl.blogspot.com/

Start Point:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Antovic/114/157/88

Hunt hint: Behind the Madness lies the stars.

The cost for the hunt item is 2L$

 

Next is the Cerulean Carriage from the Sinister Goth’s Sinners Hunt. The theme is “Sloth” but this marvelous floating chair put me in mind of all the magical wardrobes, flying carpets, levitating beds and other enchanted conveyances in beloved childhood books that somehow swept the rider into a delightful world of fantasy and adventure. It’s very simple to use ( just turn off your AO and wear it ) and so much fun that you might find yourself never wanting to bother with walking again! ( Oh yeah – that would be the Sloth part :) )

Here is all your info for the Sloth Hunt.

Official Blog:

http://thesinisterfollowing.blogspot.com/

Start Point:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Paradise%20Landing/246/23/22

Hunt Hint: Rise and peer through the veil towards the bejeweled adornments.

 

Enjoy the hunts and best of luck!

 

Wardrobe Credits:

BoHo HoBo Victorian Bohemian Top Hat –   trill.zapatero  ( this was purchase at Art in Hats event so not sure if it would be sold at the main shop )

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bitter%20Bunnie%20Designs/196/23/35

*paper moon* Velvet Harlequin Leggings   – Slate & Rose  –  sohma.dix  ( from Genre Baroque)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Port%20Seraphine/81/141/21

.:Whims & Wishes:.   Jabberwock  Boots

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lionheart%20Simba/28/88/29

*BOOM* Sixty-Two Jacket Set  Blush – aranel.ah

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Existence/155/61/21

TRUTH HAIR  – Tom

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/158/27/34

IKON Spectral Eyes – Maldives

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/502

SLink hands

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//89/108/23

[sYs] NOKOMIS Skin – Porcelaine – A1 –  syane.cisse

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wave%20Beach/103/193/23

Madrid Solo- Manscara- Squinty Eyes – madrid.solo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jiradic/166/208/37

A:S:S – Glam-rock-glitter – blue –  photos.nikolaidis

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Touch%20of%20Decadance/134/206/22

 

locations:

Domicile – Steam IX Fully-furnished Victorian skybox  ( hunt gift )

Milova – Extended Garden   ( a lush waterfront garden sim )

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MiLova/115/1/17

 

 

 

Baroque-back Mountain

Badump-ching!    yup – I went there. :)

~*Souzou Eien*~ has released some gorgeous jewelry for this month’s round of Genre.The theme is Baroque and that was all the excuse I needed to go full on Prince Poppycock style corset and heels. ( Like I NEED a reason to wear a corset )

Lexxiius - Baroque back Moutain - solo_003 jpg for crop

While I was searching around for a sim to use for the photos and having no luck finding one, Draconias Timeless – the dashing creator and owner of ~*Souzou Eien*~ himself – came to my aid, not only suggesting the perfect location but volunteering to be a part of the shoot! I tried very hard to control my fanboyish excitement and happily accepted.

And now presenting the movie trailer for the  new ( and purely fictional ) release:

( cue sad string music )

* voiceover*   When two elegant creatures meet on a mountain ….

Lexxiius - Baroque back Mountain_013 - jpg

they become caught up in the moment ….

Lexxiius - Baroque back Mountain_016  - jpg

.. and are carried away … ( or at least one of them is ;) )

Lexxiius - Baroque back Mountain_022 - jpg

coming soon to no theatre near you …. .

* music swells * …..   Baroque-back Mountain

Lexxiius - Baroque back Mountain_023 - jpg

“I just can’t quit you, ~*Souzou Eien*~”  Lexxiius Leopard.

( and yes I know it’s a paraphrase :P )

ok you can groan now

Draconias is wearing the new ~*Souzou Eien*~ Opalescent Choker that comes with a HUD to change the stone and metal color.
My necklace is the new “Pearls of Narcissus” – with this you have the option to change each row of stones to a different color ( 8 colors in all ) so you can come up with countless color combinations.

Here is a better shot of my necklace

Lexxiius - Baroque back Moutain - solo_013  jpg

Both necklaces are available only at Genre until August 12th

Now … go for Baroque!  ;)

Genre:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Analog%20Dog%20Hair/31/240/3077

Main Store:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jinn/164/161/2503

Credits:

On Draconias

Clothing:

.-. Heathcliff .-. Mister Darcy

Accessories:
~*Souzou Eien*~ Opalescent Choker

Eyes:
~*Souzou Eien.*~ Dragon’s Eyes

Shoes:

DRD ( Death Row Designs ) baroque boots – I think these are only available at Genre right now

Makeup:

~*Souzou Eien.*~ Glossy Goth Lipstick [Pink]

+Nuuna+ Meta White

+Nuuna+ Lyre makeup White

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dark%20Tranquility/202/205/23

Hair:

^;^CaTwA^;^ Lee

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CaTwA/127/10/22

Ears:
[][]Trap[][] [ni.Ju] Gelf Ears Pierced

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Twilight/52/171/44

 

On me:

~*Souzou Eien.*~ Pearls of Narcissus (Necklace)

~*Souzou Eien.*~ Fabulous Goth Eye Shadow [Blue]

Bliensen + MaiTai – Liaison Dangereuse – Powder Blue with Roses – plurabelle.laszlo

available at Genre

.la petite morte. marie antoinette full makeup BONUS – available at Genre

Madrid Solo- Manscara- Squinty Eyes – madrid.solo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jiradic/166/208/37

IKON Spectral Eyes  – Maldives

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/501

Schadenfreude Underbust Corset, long ribbon  – allegory.malaprop

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nouveau/224/207/33

~The Library~ Pretty Boy-Red –  ( I think these are only available at the ROMP event right now)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chaotic%20Dreams/158/123/21

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eden%20Baie/238/46/2509

Swallow Manu Ivory No Eyebrows –  luciayes.magic

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Love/128/128/2

Essences – Fake Painted Eyebrows Pink / 49% Op. – inka.mexicola

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Essences/123/75/20

[ bubble ] Floral Corset Gloves – Pink  – moonbubble.gothly  ( found on MP )

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/District/95/191/28

PIXEL BOX – Long Boots Hunter  – mw.boa

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Savage%20Keep/4/17/3830

Slink MALE (AvEnhance) Hands – siddean.munro

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Slink/43/121/24

Designer Tights One ~ Tattoo White – vlad.blackburn

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westdell/228/29/2002

nails – -{ZOZ}- Spring Duo Lilacs – for SLink hands

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xemtantic/131/128/1456

Solo poses from: {NanTra} & Diesel Works

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xemtantic/131/128/1456

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brooklyn/143/128/21

 

Thanks again Draconias for your help with this and providing the couples poses.

Thanks also to Nigel Riel for making available to bloggers his amazing build that somehow perfectly matched what I was seeing in my head for the location.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sandalphon/8/124/26

now enjoy some Prince Poppycock