My Blog, My Way.

In my opinion (and my opinion is pretty effing important) there’s too many fancy photographs flying around that do not represent items accurately in world (albeit some look amazing!).  You will not find any Photoshopped or edited photos in my posts.  I will attempt to show you how items look or can look inside SL.
I will not be showing system skins on the system head.    Mesh heads have limited options but for now I will proceed to see what I can make happen and look forward to development of both the heads and the range of skins available to us.

When The Real Fun Starts

When The Real Fun Starts

I got slightly delayed on this post due to time zone issues with models and as always my bestestest friend Ms Maia Rae came to save the day. Check out her Flickr.
Le Poppycock have released a fantastic range of animations and props at this months MOM called ‘Devils Advocate’ (Click to see).  There are Thirteen (nice touch!) poses to collect on the gacha.  Included are both standard animations and animated wearable props.  This set is really good fun and I was excited about doing something creepy with it.  I also spotted a couple of awesome pictures on flickr from other bloggers and would like to draw your attention to their incedible work, click HERE and HERE.
They did an amazing job.
With halloween approaching this is a collection you need to add to your inventory.
Poses: Le Poppycock – Devils Advocate (Gacha Collection)
Used: Looneyville, Insanity is Catching & Unpleasant Train of Thought.
Currently@ MOM
Visit Le Poppycock (New Main Store)
Body: Slink Physique Male Mesh Body.
Visit Slink
Head: Labyrinth by LabyrinthStarchild. Shape B.
Skin: Labyrinth by LabyrinthStarchild. Fox Medium.
Currently@ TMD
Visit Labyrinth
Mask: (epia). Reaper Gasmask (gray)
Visit (epia)
Tattoo: [AR2 Style] by aurora81.mcminnar. Pyrates Tattoo
Currently@ MOM
Visit [AR2 Style]
Boots, Gloves & Apron: OPH by phantommarco.falconer. The Welder
Marketplace
Build: Abiss. The Vault
Visit Abiss

Autumn Glow

Autumn Glow
A real short post, I just wanted to take another picture and shake off some more cobwebs. As per my last post, I continued with the Slink body and Labyrinth mesh head, I’m still pleased with how it looks. Men Only Monthly opening soon and I took a cheeky cam around the early setups and found the cardigan and jean combo from F.A.T. There are also scarves and a couple of belts from the same set to buy seperatley. The belt part annoys me, I am of the opinion pants and belts should come together and not be added extras….it feels like milking my Linden! After buying the belts I wasn’t all that keen on them which frustrated me some more! Big fan of both the cardigan (which comes with a hud to change the undershirt colour) and jeans though and I think the combo looks great with the Addams chelsea style boots. As I have mentioned Chelsea….big shout out to Chelsea FC who have had a rough start to the season but beat Arsenal today 2-0. London rivalry and…I hate them ****’s
Body: Slink Physique Male Mesh Body.
Visit Slink
Head: Labyrinth by LabyrinthStarchild. Shape B.
Skin: Labyrinth by LabyrinthStarchild. Fox Medium.
Currently@ TMD
Visit Labyrinth
Hair: [INK] by nontroppo.torii. KINDA Black
Currently@ TMD
Visit Ink
Tattoo: [AR2 Style] by aurora81.mcminnar. Stay Strong Tattoo
Visit [AR2 Style]
Chain: Meva by Mea Carnell. August Male Necklace
Visit Meva
Cardigan: F.A.T by fabulousandtrendy. Cardigan Knit Jacket White
Jeans: F.A.T by fabulousandtrendy. Slim Fit Jeans Light Blue
Soon to be@ MOM   (Only here at present, no store location)
Boots: Addams by AmaliaRainwood. Chel Boots Men Black
Visit Addams
Pose: [La Baguette] by aristas. Sailor M. 4
Visit [La Baguette]

The Country Lad

The Country Lad
After taking a much needed break from SL I came back to find the Slink Physique Male Mesh Body was available.  I was quite excited by this!  The TMP product is a great looking body but I found it very glitchy, so I was intrigued to put a new one to the test.   So far, my verdict is very positive.  I do not think it looks as nice as TMP when nude but it seems much more useable.  It took me a while playing around with appliers, both Slink and Omega and in truth sometimes I feel like I am just adding things and clicking buttons hoping it works but the end result was good.  To go with the new body there is a selection of mesh heads and a range of facial hair from Labyrinth at TMD so I thought it was as good a time as any to test these too.  Very similar views when comparing them to TMP heads.  I think the TMP range is…..’prettier’ for want of a more manly word! but these offer something different and are very reasonably priced.  Being Slink and Omega suitable is a big plus and in the long run is going to allow for much more flexibility.  I would suggest the body is a must buy and the heads make a very good side project.
Body: Slink Physique Male Mesh Body.
Visit Slink
Head: Labyrinth by LabyrinthStarchild. Shape B.
Skin: Labyrinth by LabyrinthStarchild. Fox Medium.
Currently@ TMD
Visit Labyrinth
Hair: Tableau Vivant by M4ri1yn Magic. LeeJae hair Naturals I
Currently@ TMD
Visit Tableau Vivant
Outfit: Howl by worusaai. JAMIE Dungarees BLUE
Current@ Gen Neutral Event
Visit Howl
Pose: Le Poppycock by Olivia Lalonde.  Ultraviolet part of the Frequency Set
Visit Le Poppycock (New Main Store)

The Boy Who Misses The Waves.

The Boy Who Misses The Waves Blog

Ill in real life….like crazy ill, so I am gonna keep this short! The Men Only Monthly event opens tomorrow and is a must visit. When I poked my head in not all stores were set up so I’ll be visiting again tomorrow. As mentioned before in a previous post there is a new skin from Clef de Peau called Taylor which is a must have for your collection! Also a few hair options and other bits and bobs. Le Poppycock have a gacha offering called Surf’s Up. 15 poses with surf board props. I chose not to use the prop board for my picture but they come out great when I tested them. The rest..a few bits and bobs from the other events running atm, all detailed in full below for you. Happy shopping.
Poses: Le Poppycock – Surf’s Up Gacha Collection
Used: Bombora, Stoked & Neptune Cocktail
Soon to be@ Men Only Monthly
Visit Le Poppycock
Hair: Modulus by chucky.hollak. Vercetti Hair Reds
Soon to be@ Men Only Monthly
Visit Modulus
Skin & Facial Hair:
Both from *Clef de Peau* by marcopol.Oh.
Lucas T4
Beard 4 Brown
Soon to be@ Men Only Monthly
Visit *Clef de Peau*
Tattoo: :::insanya::: by Tatyana Ultsch. Gaki Tattoo
Currently@ The Boys of Summer
Visit :::insanya:::
Bracelet Right Arm: AITUI by jesseaitui.petion. Rocker Bracelet White
Currently@ The Boys of Summer
Visit AITUI
Bracelet Left Arm: ~Tantalum~ by lucinnnda. Tungsten Bracelet
Currently@ The Boys of Summer
Visit ~Tantalum~
Shorts: V-Spot by vertig0.sands. Heavy Cargo Shorts KHAKI
Soon to be@ Men Only Monthly
Visit V-Spot
Bed: [ zerkalo ] by danielestro. Skyfall – His Bed – Adult
Currently@ TMD
Visit [ zerkalo ]
Surf Board: flow/V-Surf by Dmilso Olivieri. PS 20 Surfboard
Visit flow/V-Surf
Box/Crate: Ex Machina by hatris.panacek. Crate Covered.
Marketplace Store
If you want to know any other decoration details please feel free to IM me in world.

Tomahawk

Tomahawk

Tomahawk….it is actually referring to the tattoo I am wearing. I recently got sent a notecard list from Reckless detailing some older tattoos that they had updated to include the latest appliers for Slink, Maitreya, Belleza & TMP (if TMP wasn’t already included). I requested some updates and it was a little exciting when they got sent to me. Tomahawk was one of my favourite tattoos and I was delighted to be able to use it on my mesh body. In truth, the quality of the tattoo doesn’t quite match up to the quality of the latest tattoos Reckless produce but there is something nice about being able to use these older ones. Made my day anyway🙂
We are just days away from Men Only Monthly and Clef de Peau will be offering a new skin there called Taylor. In the picture I am wearing it in T4 with the new Beard No.4 in brown. The skin has some great freckle and blemish details and it seemed to lend itself perfectly for a red head which was ideal as I recently promised someone I would try going red! This in turn leads on to Hitch by Damselfly which is at ‘The Boys of Summer‘ event and I also bought the cool looking Holster from Angel of Metal.
Location: My Bed😉 (Visits by detailed application only)
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~* by TOmmy Fairplay. Hitch
Currently@ The Boys of Summer
Visit *~*Damselfly*~*
Skin & Facial Hair:
Both from *Clef de Peau* by marcopol.Oh.
Lucas T4
Beard 4 Brown
Soon to be@ MOM
Visit *Clef de Peau*
Tattoo: .Reckless by landon.mode. Tomahawk
Visit .Reckless
Holster/Gun: Angel of Metal by maggots0. Holster Gun
Currently@ The Boys of Summer
Visit Angel of Metal
Watch: [Z O O M] by Jonas Acanthus. Crow Watch Black Edition
Visit [Z O O M]
Shotgun: David Heather by gianni.broda. Shotguns (gacha item)
Currently@ The Arcade
Visit David Heather
Pants: Yasum by Azlyn Vaher. Drop Down Pants Rare (Instore gacha)
Visit Yasum
Bed: [ zerkalo ] by danielestro. Skyfall – His Bed – Adult
Currently@ TMD
Visit [ zerkalo ]

The Frontman

The Frontman

I went to ‘The Boys of Summer‘ event but quickly got distracted (by Kustom9) and ended up looking like I am dressed for Winter! The hair I am wearing came from the event, Dante by :::Phoenix::: and after a bit of fiddling I think it came out really nice, infact I should have done a close up to show it off better from another angle. I also picked up a hair called Leon from the same creator, again I like it and I’m sure I’ll blog that soon. Even though I’m not wearing any of it here, I picked up quite a few summer bits (shorts and colourful tops) from the event so it is definitely worth a visit. As I said above, I got distracted by Kustom9. Not loads for men, which is fairly normal but I did pick up cool stuff from David Heather & Gabriel and then I got drawn to the Guitar Case Gacha by CLAVv. A Range of guitar cases either as holdables or for your back (please note they are separate gacha items) in some neat textures. The two rare options are black and brown, they come as a holdable case (pictured) or as a rezzable display option that has a gun inside rather than the expected guitar! Very neat and well worth trying to win. The last item I got there was the pictured trench coat from Overhigh. Now…I have lots of good things to say about this coat, awesome look, great texturing etc etc but I have found a negative. Now this could just be me but I could not make my hands fit inside the cuffs correctly. I tried multiple types of mesh hands, editing my shape and even took suggestions from friends but still found no solution. The creators vendor picture shows the same flaw and that is a real shame.
Hair: :::Phoenix::: by xxryvenxx. Dante
Currently@ The Boys of Summer
Visit :::Phoenix:::
Ear Cuff: ::TI:: by glamsoglamour. Rock Star – Ear cuffs
Visit тaвoυ ιrreѕιѕтιвle
Skin: *Clef de Peau* by marcopol.Oh. Lucas T4
Currently@ TMD June 15
Visit *Clef de Peau*
Coat: Overhigh by Overhigh. Trench Coat Black
Currently@ Kustom9
Visit OVH
Guitar Case: C L A Vv by thepierro. Guitar Gun Case Black RARE
Currently@ Kustom9
Visit C L A Vv
Pants: <*>Bomshie<*> by snookiemacintyre. Boaz Mens Red Skinny Pants
Currently@ The Boys of Summer
Visit <*>Bomshie<*>

Wet and Horny

Wet and Horny grey

MIZU…I had fun at this event, there really isn’t all that much for men but as I have an Asian themed garden on top of my skybox I found some furnishings and ornaments I really liked so It was a very worthy trip for me and I ended up buying the wet shirt from Gabriel. I was really dubious at first and actually got a demo which is really unlike me, I normally chance my arm but I am going to say I am delighted with it. The wet look effect is really really really good and the fact it has a HUD with transparency options (and sounds that make my pancreas tingle) is a real nice touch. Another event I visited was one I hadn’t heard of and found thanks to Seraphim. It is called the Alchemy Event and the genre is more along the fantasy line.  I picked up the horns pictured as well as a mask and a few other bits.  I will definitely be keeping my eye on this event to see how it grows.
The skin….Lucas from Clef de Peau, I blogged this skin recently and I am still as in love with it as I was then.  This time I opted to try the T2 version which is lighter than the T4 I usually wear.  It’s gonna take something special to knock this one off of its perch.
Horns: Evermore by etenaru. Wick Horns (Dead)
Currently@ The Alchemy Event
Marketplace Store
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ by M4ri1yn Magic. Owen(Basics)
Currently@ MOM
Visit ~Tableau Vivant~
Eye Patch: .Shi Boutique by joy.laperriere. Patch Mechanics 2.Black RARE (Gacha)
Visit .Shi Boutique
Skin, Brows & Sideburns/Facial Hair:
All from *Clef de Peau* by marcopol.Oh.
Lucas T2
Sideburns 1 Black
Eyebrows 8 Black
Currently@ TMD June 15
Visit *Clef de Peau*
Lips: Ghost’Ink by rockberry.fairlady. TMP Bloody Lips
Marketplace Store
Tattoo:  .Reckless by landon.mode. Metric Tattoo.
Visit .Reckless
Chain: [Shoeminati] by seanmb419.mills.  Herringbone Necklace -White Gold (Gacha)
Visit [Shoeminati]
Shirt: GABRIEL by Takuya Jinn. MIZU wet shirt.
Currently@ Mizu
Visit GABRIEL

Well well well, what have we here?

well well what have we here

Not too much to blog about in this picture and I have used a few older bits but as there are a bunch of new events opening now and shortly, I was in the mood for doing something bright and sunny!
Location: Baja Norte
Hair: Besom by kattington. Derek
Currently@ TMD
Visit Besom
Headphones: .Shi by joy.laperriere. [V2.B.Gold] RARE (Gacha)
Currently@ The Arcade
Visit .Shi
Tattoo: [AR2 Style] by aurora81.mcminnar. The Guitar Arm
Visit [AR2 Style]
Shoulder Towel: M.Birdie by monlmanl. School Gym Suit Set Towel 3 White. (Old Gacha Item)
Visit M.Birdie
Bag: AITUI by jesseaitui.petion. Beach Bag – Golden Sunset (Old Gacha Item)
Visit AITUI
karaoke Machine: -ATTIC- by Citta Wiskee. Retro Portable Karaoke Hold STL RARE
Visit -ATTIC-
Shorts: [BUC] by badunicorn. “Loral” Bay Board Shorts
Currently@ TMD
Visit [BUC]

Real?…….Of Course!

Real Of Course

I love how these pictures came out and there are lots of bits I want to talk about but…I HAVE to start with the skin. Lucas by Clef de Peau @ TMD. This is my new favourite skin, more than that I am going to say that I think this is the best skin available right now for TMP heads. I am wearing the freckled version and they work so well with the rest of the skin details. Along with the skin there are new brows and sideburn/facial hair options. I normally like to play around with different brows from different creators to make my face a bit more unique but Marco is spot on with these brows. I do the same with lips but again..these ones are fantastic. Referring back to the sideburns….the unique styling is great and kind of reminds me a touch of Cpt Jack Rackham in Black Sails.
My outfit…from Redgrave, again currently @ TMD, has a real classy but casual summer look to it and even with new shoe options around I couldn’t resist going back to a previous Redgrave offering as they work so well. Emilia nailed it creating this and I hope that one day we will get additional colour options for the shirt.
The Chapter Four event has this great watch from DYNASTY available in a few colour combo’s, my pictures do not show it clear enough but you can take a better peek HERE. Le Poppycock have also produced more great pose sets. Two for women and one male set called Footnote, at under 100L how can you say no! You can see these sets here, here & here. All of the poses I used above are from the male set.
My Final words go to Monso who just keep producing quality hair for men and David Heather, with a great gacha collection at The Arcade right now (guide), the rare watch box is a real thing of beauty!
Location: * L’Arc en Ciel *
Poses: Le Poppycock – Footnote Collection
Used; Rational is actual, Confidence is silent, Name of the game & Simple things
Currently@ TCF
Visit Le Poppycock
Hair & Hat: [monso] by Morphine Janick. Xiu Dark Brown
Currently@ TMD June 15
Visit [monso]
Skin, Brows & Sideburns/Facial Hair:
All from *Clef de Peau* by marcopol.Oh.
Lucas T4
Sideburns 1 Brown
Eyebrows 8 Brown
Currently@ TMD June 15
Visit *Clef de Peau*
Sleeve Tattoo: .:Reckless:. by landon.mode. Bronx
Currently@ TMD June 15
Visit .:Reckless:.
Shirt & Jeans: Redgrave by Emilia Redgrave. Turner Shirt and Jeans.
Currently@ TMD June 15
Shoes: Benito Black from previous TMD and available in store shortly.
Visit Redgrave
Watch: [ dynasty ] by kiddreamz. GTM24 Gold & Leather Watch
Currently@ TCF
Visit [ dynasty ]
Rings: [ kunst ] by Kunst Himmel. Wire Ring
Currently@ TMD June 15
Visit [ kunst ]
Bag and Watch Display: -David Heather- by gianni.broda
Goldstone Bag Black & Vintage Watch Case Rare (Guide)
Currently@ The Arcade June 2015
Visit -David Heather-

A Black Tie What?

A Black Tie What

TMD, TCF & FaMESHed all came around so fast and also…. The Arcade, when this event comes around I start to understand how people lose their homes to gambling!!!  I really don’t need to talk too much about The Arcade, I’m sure many of you are broke or licking wounds already but if you haven’t yet been then find the shopping guide HERE.  Bits and bobs I’ve picked up there will no doubt feature in upcoming blog posts.
I am wearing a new tattoo from one of my sponsors, Inhale Tattoo Co, which can currently be found at The Chapter Four but I want to focus on a furniture set called ‘Roadside Attraction’.  Created by the extremely talented Nebulae Voom and currently available at The Mens Dept. The complete set comprises a picnic table, a beer bucket and mail box.
The table has a nice set of poses for singles, couples and friends, the beer bucket provides beers free of charge to you and your guests, once all the beers are removed it turns over into a very cool seat with three sit poses (which is a great little gimmick) and the mail box (not pictured) has a collection of couples poses.
A mention to my lovely model and bestestestest friend Maia Rae who has not been paid for her dedication to the quality burgers. Take a peek at her awesome Flickr HERE.

Location: Tillicum Island

Table & Beer Buckets – tight. by Nebulae Voom. Roadside Attraction Set.
Currently@ TMD June 15
Hair: [Ink] by nontroppo.torii. WIND Coal
Currently@ TMD June 15
Visit [INK]
Glasses: FLite by liamcole. The Cool Guy Glasses (Gacha #6)
Currently@ The Arcade June 2015
Visit FLite
Smoking: Zaara by Zaara Kohime. Goa Party Weed Joint (Gacha #23)
Currently@ The Arcade June 2015
Visit Zaara
Tattoo: .Inhale. by ranhendrix. Vessels
Currently@ TCF
Visit .Inhale.
Shorts: Blankline by Kureha. Botanical Shorts (Part of Set)
Currently@ TMD June 15
Visit BlankLine
BBQ & Other Furnishings: Sari Sari by stupidmonkey.
I used multiple pieces from this gacha set. Guide HERE
Currently@ The Arcade June 2015