[#453] It’s Always The Same

Go ahead, tell me you’ll leave again
You’ll just come back running
Holding your scarred heart in hand
It’s all the same
And I’ll take you for who you are
If you take me for everything
Do it all over again…

β™«All The Sameβ™« – Sick Puppies
Inspired by Free Hugs Campaign

When you are reminded of a good song that you find has inspired you in some capacity you realize you want to share it with as many people as you can; in this post that is exactly what I’m doing. Combining two different versions of the song (one that was made by the person that inspired the photos I took and the other being the version that ended up on the album) I’m bringing you something that means something to me and I hope by the end of this post you will see that it’s more about clothes and poses and sims.

It’s about the human connection.

In the “Free Hugs Campaign” video, the person behind it all (whose name is Juan Mann) is walking around with a sign that reads “Free Hugs” and people don’t seem to want to have anything to do with him. I’m emulating that very thing myself but instead of a sign I have on a shirt that says “Free Hugs” that is part of the February group gift from R2A. I enlisted the help of my good friend Illuminatra to pose with me as one of the people who do not wish to get a free hug and would rather I buggered off.

Thank you for helping out with this blog post Lumi, I truly appreciate it.

In the picture above I’m basically taking a break because no one seems to be giving me the time of day even though all I’m doing is trying to promote good will and show the world that the human spirit can triumph over anything if you just give it the chance to. I took all of the pics you see in this blog on location at the Mopire City sim which I previously used as a location for the blog post #441 (Ride). It’s a really nice city to explore and of course take pictures at if you ever find yourself looking for that kind of environment.

Modulus has two new releases available right now at The Men’s Department and for this blog I am showing off the “Carl” hairstyle. You can see it up closer in the above shot and I used the BROWNS HUD and chose one of the colors that had some light streak tinting on the longer part of the hair. It gives it a more unique look and feel which is something I’m definitely all about.

The Man Cave recently opened and EQUAL released another low top shoe and I was so torn about what color to buy (as I knew at this moment I could not get the FATPACK as I might have before) so I thought long and hard and chose the black pair because it matched my outfit and it’s one of those universal things that will go with any outfit you might wear.

Now as I resume my quest to give out free hugs (even though previously was a bust) I finally find one kind soul that is willing to bring it in just like in the video when Juan finally starts to see people “embrace” the concept of what he’s trying to do. For the part of the older woman I was able to convince my sister in law, Lucie, to come shoot pics with me (as she has the LAQ female head that is more aged). I have reason to believe that she’ll be posting some shots from this session as well on her blog, Bluebird’s Song. You’ll be able to get her style credits when they are posted give or take in a day or so but I’d say go check out the blog before then because it’s really well thought out and put together.

Here is the actual pic of the first hug given with the nice older woman who probably felt sorry for me because nobody wanted any part of Free Hugs. Though it is a sign of good things to come as others take notice of the event are are possibly compelled to join in on the social experiment. A big thank you to Lucie for joining me and being a part of this blog, it wouldn’t have been possible without your part in the creativity of what has become the end result.

This is probably one of the most pic driven blogs I’ve done in a very long time but it was something that I really wanted to put just as much effort into as I do anything else and it called for the extra photos to tell the story and to really get the feel of it down correctly. It would have actually been longer if I had done shots of police trying to put a stop to Free Hugs as was shown in the video. It went so far as to Juan drawing up a petition to reinstate Free Hugs in the city which garnered thousands of signatures and it was then once again publicly allowed. It goes to show you that if you’re passionate enough about something and you believe in it to your core being that nothing can truly stop you.

For the above pic and the one that is to follow, I was able to get my brother Ethan to be one of the enthusiastic huggers once the campaign/movement started to take off.

A large thank you to Ethan for posing for these with me, I’m glad that we were able to do a photo together because it’s been way too long since we did one last. I’ll make sure the next one doesn’t take so long for me to include you again as I now know you enjoy doing it.

As I wrap this up I want to thank Lumi, Lucie and Ethan for helping me create this visual. Every moment of it has been enjoyable and I hope that when you guys see it you are as proud of it as I am. Without the three of you I don’t think I would have been able to make it work quite the way it did so you guys deserve credit as well for your help.

One last thing I’d like to say is I know that things might be a bit different then they were when Juan Mann started the Free Hugs Campaign and that sexual harassment is sadly on the rise but I feel that sometimes people do need hugs to brighten their day and there aren’t always people out there that are looking to do bad things. A thing to consider is that one person that may need a hug because they are having a rough go of things in their life, if they get that hug to show that someone actually is thinking of them in a positive way just may save their life. That’s all there is for this post but I appreciate anyone who takes a look at it.

Onto the next conversation….

Photos taken @ Mopire City


HAIR: Modulus – Carl Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ TMD

M-Cuts (the hair division of Modulus) as I mentioned before have two releases out at The Men’s Department. The “Carl” hair is a side combed mid length hair with closely cropped sides. 25 colors available through 5 texture HUDs or all together in a FATPACK (which is a great value) to have a really cool hairstyle in your arsenal. I love the texture and quality of this hair and was able to fit it to my head with an easy to use resizer. Check out The Men’s Department to get a look at this hair and Modulus’ other release “Stefan” you’ll be glad you did.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

OUTFIT: R2A – FREE HUGS ✦ NEW ✦ π”Šπ”―π”¬π”²π”­ π”Šπ”¦π”£π”±

When I saw the ad for this outfit I knew I had to grab it because it reminded me of the video for the Free Hugs Campaign. This outfit comes with more than the shirt and sweatpants, there is also a snapback hat which says “Free Hugs” on it as well. Shoes also come with it but I was having a difficult time fitting them and I had the EQUAL shoes that I wanted to blog as well. The concept of the outfit is great and it looks good (as well as it is high quality). R2A has a lot of great urban clothing options that I suggest you check out because it is very much worth the time. So join the group as it costs nothing, get the outfit and then maybe do some shopping for yourself.

SHOES: EQUAL – Ian Sneakers BLACK ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

Another great footwear release from the EQUAL brand is available at the recently opened February round of Man Cave. These low tops are similar to what I’d call a Converse All-Star only they do note have laces in them which I think is a fantastic and underutilized feature in the virtual world. These shoes come with a HUD that allows you to change the soles of the shoe between two colors as well as the metal color of the eyelets. A really great street type shoe for casual type wear that will be great to wear with your jeans or sweats.

Le Poppycock – And So On A (Nothing To Hide)
Hypersigil – Still Motion (No Thank You)
Bounce This Poses – Walk
Bounce This Poses – Girl Pack
::: Core ::: Male Model Pose – Free Hugs ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔀𝔒𝔯 π”„π”³π”žπ”¦π”©π”žπ”Ÿπ”©π”’
*CS* – All We Need Is Love

[#274] Crazy Life

post274_01In the air I’m sensing a change of weather
In the end the path is clear

SectionHeaders_TLv2⊰HAIR⊱ +elua+ Misty Black* β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ The Epiphany
⊰HEAD⊱ NO!Project – SIX β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Mainstore
⊰FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Demian T2 β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Mainstore
⊰EYES⊱ MESANGE – Burning Love Eyes (7) β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Ross Event
⊰BODY⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.4b

⊰SHIRT⊱ .:cheeky.. Tom – T.shirt! Grey
⊰SHORTS⊱ .:cheeky:. Berry Shorts! Grey β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ The Boys of Summer
⊰SHOES⊱ [ VERSOV ] VELCROV Sneakers – Black Suede β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ ULTRA

⊰FITBAND⊱ Anachron – SLife Fitness Band – Black
⊰RING⊱ [ kunst ] – Stark Ring

⊰POSES⊱ Bounce This Poses – Running Man (2) β‰  @ Marketplace

* Indicates item is part of a Gacha located at The Epiphany

SectionHeaders_TIv2Crazy Life” –Β  Toad The Wet SprocketΒ Β Β Β  ♬Listen♬

[#201] My Soul Slides Away…


But don’t look back in anger, don’t look back in anger…
I heard you say
At least not today.

Happy New Year to all the readers of “These Conversations Kill”, I hope that everyone has enjoyed the turning over into a new calendar. I’ve taken a few days to refresh and as you can probably see…I’ve spruced the look of the place up a bit. With my first post of the new year, I am going to jump right into it with a new jacket from Modulus which is at the Tres Chic event until the 5th. I know that isn’t much time to go out and grab it but, get to it because you don’t want to miss this. It comes in 3 styles, in which I’m wearing the Mid version. I’ve paired it up with 7mad;Raven’s Dean Jeans, I love these jeans so much that when they were originally released I bought the entire pack and found it hard to resist to go back to them again. Rounding out the wardrobe are the “Silent Boots” from Breath. I really like the products from there and these boots are no exception.

Also I’ve got the “Nick” hair from Speakeasy which you can get at Men Only Monthly which is still going on strong with about a week left to go to pick up all the good merch that they have from the December round.


⊰HAIR⊱ { Speakeasy } Nick hair GREYSCALE // @ M.O.M // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰HEAD⊱ [AK] Pablo Mesh Head // @ M.O.M // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰EYES⊱ .ID. – Sunset Eyes FATPACK
⊰BODY⊱ SLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
⊰HANDS⊱ SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – Relaxed
⊰FEET⊱ SLink AvEnhance Male Feet v2.1

⊰JACKET/SHIRT⊱ Modulus – Tamaki Jacket – Mid // @ Tres Chic // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰JEANS⊱ 7mad;Ravens – Dean Worn Jeans
⊰BOOTS⊱ :::Breath::: Silent Boots (Sole Black)

⊰POSE⊱ Bounce This Poses – Male Walk (4m)

Don’t Look Back In Anger” – Oasis ⊰Listen/View⊱

[#186] I Guess I Like To Steal



I’m half the man I used to be
this I feel as the dawn
it fades to gray


⊰SKIN⊱ Clef de Peau – Julian T2 // @ The Chapter Four // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰EYES⊱ .ID. – Sunset Eyes FATPACK // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰EARS⊱ CHEERNO – Human – EarsBase
⊰BODY⊱ SLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
⊰HANDS⊱ SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – Relaxed
⊰FEET⊱ SLink AvEnhance Male Feet v2.1

⊰COAT/SHIRT⊱ [BUC] “Black” Clif Parka // @ Tannenbaum // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰JEANS⊱ Legal Insanity – Lynch Old Jeans w/Bandana
⊰SHOES⊱ ..::ILLI::.. William Shoes // @ CSR // β—‡NEWβ—‡

⊰MASK⊱ Modulus – Frakture Hood – Grey // @ N.21 // β—‡NEWβ—‡

⊰GUN⊱ [ Obscure ] – Gangster Colt

⊰POSE⊱ Bounce This Poses – Guy Gun Pack


Creep” – Stone Temple Pilots ⊰Listen/View⊱

[#183] It’s The World I Know


“As I walk upon high
and I step to the edge
to see my world below”


⊰HAIR⊱ [taketomi] – Hyde (Bento)
⊰FACIAL HAIR⊱ No.MINAL – Zangief Black Beard // @ M.O.M // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰SKIN⊱ Clef de Peau – Declan T2 // @ TMD // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰EYES⊱ [CHEERNO] Eye – Realistic v1
⊰BODY⊱ SLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
⊰HANDS⊱ SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – Relaxed
⊰FEET⊱ SLink AvEnhance Male Feet v2.1

⊰SHIRT/JACKET⊱ ::GB:: – Jacket On Shoulder & Shirt Set / Black // @ Shiny Shabby // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰PANTS⊱ GizzA – Jayson Meggings – Stone // @ Shiny Shabby // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰BOOTS⊱ *agp* Nicole Male Side Gore Boots (Black) // @ Shiny Shabby // β—‡NEWβ—‡

⊰POSE⊱ Bounce This Poses – On The Edge (1)


The World I Know” – Collective Soul ⊰Listen/View⊱

[#174] The Roof Is On Fire


“We don’t need no water
let the motherfucker burn


⊰BODY⊱ SLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
⊰SKIN⊱ Clef de Peau – Declan T2 // @ TMD // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰EARS⊱ CHEERNO – Human – EarsBase // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰EYES⊱ CHEERNO – Eye – Realistic v1 // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰EYEBROWS⊱ Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 17 Black // @ Sad November // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰HANDS⊱ SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – Relaxed
⊰FEET⊱ SLink AvEnhance Male Feet v2.1
⊰HAIR⊱ Modulus – Nozi Hair – Essentials Pack // @ GEN-Neutral // β—‡NEWβ—‡

⊰SWEATER⊱ Modulus Sweater – White – Outta // @ TMD // β—‡NEWβ—‡
⊰SHORTS⊱ Kaithleen’s – Basic Shorts – Grey

⊰POSE⊱ Bounce This Poses – Jump (1)


Fire Water Burn” – Bloodhound Gang ⊰Listen/View⊱

[#129] Jai Guru Deva OM


“Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe”


SKIN: Clef de Peau:Taylor T2 {@M.O.M} +NEW+
EYES: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Starfall {@TMD} +NEW+
EARS: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Naked
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relaxed
FEET: SLink AvEnhance Feet Male Flat v2
EYEBROWS: Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 7
HAIR: Wolf[Fram] Silk Job Hair Black Pack {@M.O.M} +NEW+
FACIAL HAIR: Clef de Peau – Beard 4 Black {@M.O.M} +NEW+
TATTOO: DAPPA – Nebula Tattoo. {@IDK} +NEW+

PANTS: Modulus – Coda Sweatpants (Purple) {@M.O.M} +NEW+

POSE: Bounce This Poses – Jump (5m)


Across The Universe” – The Beatles {Listen/View}

[#127] But Now I’m 1,000 Miles Away Again


“And she feels like Carolina
looks like California
shining like those New York lights on Broadway”


SKIN: Clef de Peau – Lucas T2 {@TMD} +NEW+
EYES: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph {@TMD} +NEW+
EARS: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Naked
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relaxed/Grip
FEET: SLink AvEnhance Feet Male Flat v2
EYEBROWS: Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 8 Brown {@TMD} +NEW+
HAIR: *~*Damselfly*~*Hitch Mixed Pack {@The Boys of Summer} +NEW+

SHIRT: .t13. Hellisium Shirt w/ HUD {@The Boys of Summer} +NEW+
SHORTS: V-Spot // Heavy Cargo Shorts KHAKI {@M.O.M} +NEW+

BRACELET: 7mad;Ravens Island Wrist Deco {@The Boys of Summer} +NEW+

GUITAR: C L A Vv. Guitar Gun Case Black RARE {@Kustom9} +NEW+

POSE: Bounce This Poses – Male Walk


Carolina” – Parmalee {Listen/View}

[#122] It’s Always Darkest Before The Dawn


“And I am done with my graceless heart
tonight I’m going to cut it out and then restart”

Another round of The Men’s Dept. is underway and it seems that this round is jam packed with tons of great items for the fella’s. Whether it is skins you are into or different styles of clothing to even furniture, poses, and builds…TMD has it all for the June round. If you’re a guy that wants some new swag for your closet or you ladies want to style your guy, check it out and you’ll be sure to find something you like. I managed to pick up the new Clef de Peau skin, Lucas, and paired it up with IKON’s Odyssey eyes in the Nymph tone. Also available are the B-3 shoes by Vale Koer and if you purchase the fatpack you are able to stylize in almost any way imaginable with their color changing HUD. Head on over there and take advantage of a great shopping experience as only The Men’s Dept. can provide…but you don’t have to take my word for it. Go see for yourselves!!!


SKIN: Clef de Peau – Lucas T2 {{NEW @TMD}}
EYES: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph {{NEW @TMD}}
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relaxed
FEET: SLink AvEnhance Feet Male Flat v2
HAIR: [taketomi] Shin Fatpack {{NEW @TMD}}
EYEBROWS: Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 8 Brown {{NEW @TMD}}

JACKET: .:cheeky:. Kev – Sports Jacket! Blue {{NEW @M.O.M}}
SWEATS: [AB] Jogg Capri Black

HEADPHONES: :::LP::: LP_Headphones – White {{Old Arcade Gacha Item / Still Available}}

POSE: Bounce This! Poses – Running Man (2)


Shake It Out” – Florence + The Machine {Listen/View}

[#103] I Gotta Get Away From Me


“I think I’m being followed, I look around
It’s only my shadow creepin’ on the ground”


SKIN: Clef de Peau – Jay T2 Regular Skin {Appliers Included}
EYES: IKON Charm Eyes – Ice
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relax
HAT/HAIR: .Reckless. – Cruz – Black *NEW* {@TMD}

HOODIE/VEST: V-Spot // Urbanized Sleeveless Hoodie CHARCOAL *NEW* {@The 100 Block}
CAPRI’S: V-Spot // Urbanized Capris GREY *NEW* {@The 100 Block}
SHOES: V-Spot // H-Tone Sneakers GOLD *NEW* {@Rock Attitude Fair 2}

POSE: Bounce This Poses – Running Man (6)


Gotta Get Away” – The Offspring {Listen/View}