[#446] Dark On Me

But I found in you what was lost in me
In a world so cold and empty
I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
In the dead of night, you went dark on me

β™«Dark On Meβ™« – Starset

When you have an idea in your head that you want to make as close to what you envision as possible, you tend to wait until the absolute right time to put it all together and that is what I did with this blog entry. I could have waited to do it when it was a significant post number or a special occasion but with all the pieces I needed to create what I saw in my mind, the time was at hand to unleash it.

I’ve done several space themed entries before with a song by the band Starset as its soundtrack. Once again I have gone that direction as this particular song has been one that I wanted to for a very long time (I keep notes about things I want to do and I have had it in my notes for ages). While the band has their own concept through their songs and albums, I didn’t want to copy their ideas and wanted to come up with a story of sorts to back the photos up on my own.

While I wanted to keep the intergalactic theme for the series of photos, I also didn’t want to do anything with Star Wars or Star Trek. In my head I thought maybe more along the lines of the video game, Halo, but maybe not set in a world where humans are fighting aliens.

In my head I thought it would be more like different colonies of humans (the world became overpopulated and so mankind sought out the stars to find sustainable places for life) are at war with one another. The protagonist in this story is a soldier who during one of the battles is fighting alongside the love of his life and she is wounded and he is fighting to get her to where she can receive medical aid.

As the story would progress our soldier manages to escape the battle and get his love to a medical station on a moon base where she is being attended to in the picture above. For this I used the RARE Body Scanner item from the “Experimental” gacha set from Disorderly which is a part of the current round of The Epiphany. I used several other items from this set but unfortunately those photos did not make it to this blog entry as I had taken many photos from different angles and chose the best ones to use.

The outfits that myself and Rosalie are wearing are from the Shu Mesh store (which I’ve used for my other space posts). I really like the detail that their products have and the reason why I went back to them to put together looks for this post.

With the other photos used here it’s not as easy to see the hair and eyes that the protagonist is wearing which is why I am including this close-up (as I do with all new featured hair and eye products). The eyes themselves are key because they were the beginning of what prompted me to start working on this entry. Go&See released the “Galaxy” eyes for The Season’s Story winter edition. It was hard to decide on which color eyes to use because they were all so beautiful to look at.

Once again I’m wearing one of the latest Modulus Alpha Hair releases named “Tommy”. I really thought this worked well for a soldier or military style haircut and envisioned this could very well be what they wear in the future.

This hair is currently available only at the Man Cave event.

Normally I don’t show close-ups when I have guests blog with me but this blog post feels a little different and extra special so I’ve included a closer look at Rosalie’s face and eyes. I stylized the left part of the photo to show that not every story has a fairytale ending. In the future of the world this post is set in the love of the protagonist suffers mortal injuries and succumbs to them (the part of which “dark on me” means to me in this case).

I had this thought that in that particular world when someone passes their life force diminishes and they turn ashen (a lot like Optimus Prime did in the animated Transformers movie from 1985). This depicts her body starting to change as her essence leaves her body. It seems like such a wild concept but I thought it was rather cool and could be something I actually write about when I get a wild hair.

As I move to wrap this up, I want to thank Rosalie again for helping me put together a fun photo session that turned out better than I even hoped. She ran with the idea I was going with and put together a look that along with the armor she wore, gelled about as perfect as you could possibly get. The hair and eyes as well as the makeup fit the thoughts I head swirling around in my brain.

Also I would like to thank Lucie Bluebird-Lexington for providing me some space (no pun intended) along with the dome with the out of this world sky; I could not have put this together as close to my particular vision without those little details.

I look forward to the next adventure that I embark upon but I want to live in the moment of this one for a little bit before I push forward.

So instead of Onto the next…we’ll go with…

Until the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Tommy Hair – BROWNS @ Man Cave ✦ NEW

This hair reminds me a little bit of a style that you would find in the Roman Empire time period. It’s short with a little length hanging in the front just above the eyes. The back and sides are shaved (so using a shaved base or just having it bald works best for this). There are five color packs each with five colors in them (included in the HUD is a color tinter). A FATPACK is also available for purchase so run out to the Man Cave event and test this out for yourself!

HAIRBASE: Modulus – Jai Hair Base ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

EYES: Go&See * Galaxy * @ The Season’s Story ✦ NEW

These CATWA eye compatible eyes have 10 very beautiful eyes that can be worn by either male or females. They are perfect for those who might be involved with role-playing at space themed sims. They are available until the 31st so you have a few days left to go grab these and you won’t regret it if you do!

FACE: Stray Dog – Nate – Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

HAIR: Exile – Loose Ends – Naturals
HEAD: LAQ – Neve
EYES: IKON – Deadshine Eyes – Apex
FACE: LAQ – Luna 1.5

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Odiseum Armor (Male)

This futuristic armor is awesome (at least in my mind it is) and has several different features that make it a great addition for any cosplay or role-playing event. The helmet fit perfectly without me having to do any adjusting to it (with my hair on as well). The included HUD allows you to change different color parts of the suit as well as different features on the helmet.

Please note that I am also using an Add-On HUD that is purchasable at the store to give the armor it’s battle damaged appearance.

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Shury Soft Armor (Female)

A newer release from the brand, it features bento hands and feet as well as a HUD to change various parts of the suit (Including the arm computer on the left arm). It is not fitted for mesh bodies but if you are already wearing a full body alpha it will work just fine. Please note that it is also rigged mesh.

~isil~ *Science!* Research Station RARE

Unfortunately I took way too many photos so this item is not viewed in full. I intend to post more from this photo shoot onto my Flickr so if you are interested in seeing more to check back there to see some of the shots that did not make it into the full blog.

DISORDERLY. / Experimental / Body Scanner / RARE @ The Epiphany ✦ NEW

This item was not only hard to obtain (because it was likely because I wanted it so badly haha) but it was a crucial piece of the story. The best view of it is in the second photo above and in the close up shot of Rosalie. There are also alternate takes that did not make it to the full blog as well that will likely end up on my Flickr in the near future when time permits.

RK Poses – Take Me Home

The perfect pose for the story shot where the protagonist is carrying his fallen love off of the battlefield in order to get medical aid. I had seen this in another bloggers work and did not realize that I already had it in my unused arsenal of poses. RK Poses makes really quality poses and I couldn’t have asked for a better one to use for the photos in which it is featured.

Photos taken with product taken @ INSILICO

RK Poses – Ash ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
*CN* Pose 1735 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

[#232] We Used To Play Pretend

Wish we could turn back time
to the good ‘ol days
When our momma sang us to sleep
but now we’re stressed out

SectionHeaders_TLv2Β Β Β Β  BRENNAN

⊰HAIR⊱ *Drot* -Alice- Greyscales β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ GEN-Neutral
⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA HEAD – Jackson v4.6 (Updated)
⊰EYES⊱ .ID. Bright Eyes FATPACK β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ TMD
⊰FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Luke T2 β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Skin Fair 2016
⊰BODY⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.3

⊰JACKET⊱ [Bad Unicorn] “Black” M4 Bomber Jacket β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Kustom9
⊰SHOES⊱ [ D I R V A L ] Sneakers – PUMP (Classic) β‰  No Longer Available

SectionHeaders_TLv2Β Β Β Β  ERYC

⊰HEAD⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Head -v1.2
⊰EYES⊱ IKON – Triumph Eyes – Armor
⊰FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Jimmy T2 β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Kustom9
⊰BODY⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.3

⊰HOODIE⊱ etham – Ivan Hoodie – White β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ M.O.M
⊰JEANS⊱ [coepio] Mr.One [Grey] β‰  No Longer Available

SectionHeaders_TIv2Stressed Out” – Twenty One PilotsΒ Β Β Β  ♬Listen♬

[#230] Pissing The Night Away

I get knocked down
but I get up again
You’re never gonna keep me down

I’m a tad late with this considering it was meant to be a St. Patrick’s Day posting but it still counts because it is only a day after. I’d love to give the story that a massive night of partying kept me from creating this but that is simply not the case.

Because this focuses mainly on fashion, I did not credit the two signs in the background of the post but I would like to give a quick little shout out to Quinn Reinerman of {Q-Essentials} for the two items from The Pub Collection Gacha that you can find exclusively right now at Depraved Nation’s “Luck of the Irish” event which runs from the 13th through the 27th of March. If you’re looking for some cool Irish decor and a few other great gifts mixed in, it’s an inexpensive way to have a little fun.

Hope everyone had a safe and exciting St. Patty’s Day!

SectionHeaders_TLv2Β Β Β Β  BRENNAN

⊰HAIR⊱ *Drot* – .9- Fatpack β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ TMD
⊰EYES⊱ .ID. Bright Eyes FATPACK β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ TMD
⊰FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Luke T2 β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Skin Fair 2016
⊰BEARD⊱ Clef de Peau:Stubble v.1 Black β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Skin Fair 2016
⊰BODY⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.3

⊰SHIRT⊱ Caio – Basic Tee β‰  @ Marketplace
⊰PANTS⊱ JFA – Training Pants – All Colors
⊰SHOES⊱ .:V:. Creepers – Slink Male β‰  COMING SOON

⊰POSE⊱ Focus Poses – Drunk Friends 1 β‰  @ Marketplace

SectionHeaders_TLv2Β Β Β Β  ERYC

⊰HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\Β  Cricket Hair – Basics (Edited)
⊰HEAD⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Head -v1.2
⊰EYES⊱ IKON – Triumph Eyes – Armor
⊰FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Jimmy T2 β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Kustom9
⊰BODY⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.3

⊰JACKET⊱ Putain Co. – Boston Celtics Starter Jacket β‰  @ Marketplace
⊰SHOES⊱ REBELLION – “MERC” KICKS β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ M.O.M (Opens Mar. 20)

SectionHeaders_TIv2Tubthumping” – CumbawambaΒ Β Β Β  ♬Listen♬

[#228] Mr. Jones And Me

I will paint my picture
paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful

I came up with an idea and decided to run with it. Sometimes with my musings I come up with ways to tribute some of my favorite musicians and I think I’ve managed to capture the feel of Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows. Their first album “August and Everything After” is probably one of my most cherished possessions in my music collection and one that I’d have with me if I were ever stranded on a deserted island.

Thanks in part to Cold-Ash, who just released the Jones jacket at this month’s TMD, I felt I could bring the life some of the magic of “Mr. Jones”. I enlisted the help of Quinn, owner of {Q-Essentials} and also my Dad, to be my Mr. Jones for this joint photo. He brought the style of Deadwool to the party and their Royal Edition of the Peak Suit.

Thank you very much Pop for helping me create this vision.

SectionHeaders_TLv2Β Β Β Β  ME (AKA BRENNAN)

⊰HAIR⊱ Aibeat *Roots * Black β‰  @ Marketplace
⊰EYES⊱ .ID. Sensual Eyes FATPACK
⊰FACE⊱ 7 Deadly s{K}ins – JUDAS – Cotton
⊰BEARD⊱ :: Miss Canning :: [ Facial Hair Pack ] β‰  @ Marketplace
⊰BODY⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.1

⊰PANTS/BOOTS⊱ ISON – jumper Set

⊰POSE⊱ SLC – Duo Pose Cubes MxM

SectionHeaders_TLv2Β Β Β Β Β  MR. JONES (AKA QUINN)

⊰HAIR⊱ [Taketomi] Messi – Blacks
⊰EYES⊱ IKON Odyssey Eyes – Midnight
⊰BODY⊱ SLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2

⊰JACKET⊱ [Deadwool] Peak Suit (Royal) – Jacket – Tartan β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ TMD
⊰PANTS⊱ [Deadwool] Peak Suit (Royal) – Trousers Tartan β‰  β˜†NEWβ˜† @ TMD
⊰SHOES⊱ [Deadwool] Monk Shoes – Black

SectionHeaders_TIv2Mr. Jones” – Counting CrowsΒ Β Β  ♬Listen♬