Hanging From That Hope

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The Horror Beyond

Are you afraid? You should be
I can’t explain what’s happening to me
I’ve been to places
That we’re not allowed to go
To learn the words
That we’re not supposed to know
Say them with me

To say I had far too much fun with this photo would be a dramatic understatement. I’m proud to say that I managed to combine the work of all three of my incredible sponsors here! There’s a lot going on though so let me break it down for you:

Just as a quick note – I highly suggest viewing this photo in its largest format. On Flickr this can be done by simply clicking on the image once or twice to ‘blow it up’. Here, you need to right click on the photo and select an option to view it in another tab and that should do it.

First up let’s talk about the amazing Nefekalum Tattoos! In this photo, I’m wearing both their “The Blood” arm and chest tattoos as well as “My Anubis” facial tattoos. Both of these are available in a few options and both include materials layer activation which gives them very cool highlights depending on the lighting in your area.

Next we have cinphul’s beautiful Argos set. This set was a very pleasant surprise for me as I was fully prepared to use it on my Maitreya Flat Chest look but discovered that the rigged Waist Cincher is actually rigged for Legacy Male! Can I just say that I love the hell out of Imokon for rigging for us guys as well? Because I really do. Not only is this Materials Enabled, beautifully detailed mesh set rigged for my preferred mesh body, but a ton of others as well! Both Male AND Female! The collar is fully adjustable as it’s unrigged and both the collar and cincher come with a texture HUD offering 8 different and utterly gorgeous texture options! If you’ve been collecting the recent clothing and accessory releases from cinphul these are an absolute must have for your Insect Queen look!

Last but certainly not least is my most recent sponsor – DREAMCATCHER! I’ve used their incredible Fallen Angel Aphelion Skirt in photos once or twice now but I wanted to do a piece that really highlighted how utterly gorgeous it is. The whole piece does have materials enabled but they’re subtle and blissfully reasonable as far as metal and leather go. No awkward or unnecessary shine here, folx! This piece is rigged for Legacy M, Belleza Jake, and Signature Gianni just to cover all the primary bases. It also includes a lovely texture HUD that offers the option to texture the skirt and belt separately. The movement is great as well! This really is the whole package in one, wonderfully simple, piece of clothing.

Just for kicks, I also decided to include DREAMCATCHER‘s Echo of Darkness orbs. And while, I admit, I added the electrical effects in photoshop just for flavor, these beautiful orbs are genuinely lovely all on their own. They are Mod/Copy and the orb, while it’s built onto the same mesh as the pedestal, is its own face. So if you have a little experience with the edit menu in Second Life, it’s super easy to add a little glow to it. These are available in red, as shown, purple, and a very pretty tealish green hue. They are 1 land impact at their ‘out of the box’ size but since they’re Mod you can resize them however you like! Just remember, that can have an effect on the land impact, so keep an eye on that!


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In My Hand

Skip to eight, we called it fate
To live, to let us die another day

Allow me a moment to both welcome my newest sponsor DREAMCATCHER and sing their praises. I stumbled across this little shop with the help of Flickr and was immediately struck by the creativity of the creator behind it. It’s painfully rare to find a creator willing to delve into alternative fashions for men such as the delightfully puffy sleeves I’m wearing in this photograph, as well as the skirt I will be displaying later on this week. So, naturally, I took the initiative and applied via their Blogotex. I held no assumptions that I would be accepted, of course, and was entirely too delighted to receive a generous message a short while later to that effect.

The Theodore sleeves worn in this photograph are incredibly versatile and can be worn with any sleeveless outfit or on their own. They do not connect in the front or back, so it’s not quite a bolero jacket, but the shoulder cuff is tight enough to reasonably keep them up (if you’re into realism at all). They come with a wonderful HUD boasting not only an extremely wide variety of colors, but the means to adjust the transparency to make them more transparent or entirely opaque, depending on your desires. These sleeves are rigged for the Legacy Male (regular/Athletic) and Belleza Jake bodies.

I’ve paired these sleeves with DREAMCATCHER’s Metal Rose Nipple Piercings, though they are more like pasties or nipple shields, meant to fully obscure the nipple from view. The mesh work for these is exquisite and while they do offer rigged versions for Legacy F, Maitreya, and Belleza Venus, as you can see they also offer an unrigged version for the rest of us. They’re very easy to adjust, which is a big plus if you’re a derp like me that takes forever to get things situated properly. And they come with a beautifully inclusive HUD that offers 9 different metal textures and hues for both the rose and the attached ring.


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These Hands

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