Sithville shocked me

byss shock Futurewave ends on March 1st. So fly over there now if you fancy Rab Labs’ Tacticool Shades or the Data Pad from Bluprintz. I would have stayed in the Doomed Ship for this last post but I was creeped out by the sound of heavy breathing in the dark, deserted sick bay. I chose another sci-fi sim at random and the creep got real deep. Byss is home to the Sith Lords, and its architecture is fascist—so much so that I suddenly felt sickened by the horrors of the 1930s and 40s in Europe. I tried to tell myself it was just a game but I cut short my shoot instead of fiddling with Windlights.
communications Hedda wears Woman in Love from Mudskin. It’s available at Cosmetic Fair, which closes on the 28th of February. Released in the tones Pinky Pale—shown here—and Sunny, Woman in Love is soft but strong with black-wing eyeliner and glossy lips in warm coral and cool pink tones. Each pack contains the skin in multiple eyebrow (and no eyebrow) versions. There are also four discrete mole options and a cleavage tattoo.

Credits
Thank you to the Futurewave creators!

Both pics
[ MUDSKIN ]_Woman in Love1_E4_Pinky Pale with Petite Mole_Right and Petite Mole_Left1 (NEW at Cosmetic Fair; ty Sopha!)

Pic one
Rab Labs, Tacticool Shades (NEW at Futurewave; lenses are colour change)
Chariot, Drive Theory (NEW; multiple metal options; the wheel in the center spins—wheee! ty Sian!)
Modanna, [Montmartre Collection] Glamour Latex Dress Black XS
Little Bones, Rapunxel hair Ombres and Roots
pose: flowey

Pic 2
.LeLutka.Honor hair. Dim pack (NEW; LeLutka’s hair-colour options have changed, although blondes still have the most fun…)
BluPrintz – Data Pad (NEW at Futurewave: various parts are colour change and the display comes with options. It’s also resizeable.)
Graves, G462 Purple
[ SAKIDE ] Attitude Collars
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Dark Green Eye (love these! at Cosmetic Fair)
pose: PDA (not avail.)

Dolls with jobs

dark matter Today Anorak wears the warp-core hot Leyana dress from Sakide at Futurewave. Available in white or black, the dress features a multitude of gorgeous colour choices for the stripes. In the first pic Anorak also wears Chaos Panic and Disorder’s Nemesis Chest Implant. She could pair it with a matching eye implant, but that will cost extra.
relax she's a nurse Relax, she’s a nurse. Or a Stripagram.

Rocket to <a href=”http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/128/127/1017&#8243; target=”_blank”>Futurewave</a>. Thank you to all the creators and to Cursed Events.
Look one
[ SAKIDE ] Leyana Dress White XS (at Futurewave)
:*:CPD:*: Nemesis Chest Implant (Female) (colour change gem and metal, at Futurewave)
:*:CPD:*: Neural Net (colour change, try the main store)
-Glam Affair – Sia India – 04 D (at Collabor88)
no. 7, love bite (dark) [You can’t see them but Anorak knows they’re there. That’s why she’s walking that way…] (at L’Accessoires; ty Shortie!)
[UMEBOSHI] Knee tattoo -Barcode-
+ Lamb. Warpaint – Variety (last month’s Collabor88)
HOLLYHOOD, WHITE DARIANA HEELS-FOR SLINK HIGH FEET (at Fi.Friday)
MONS / MESH – Septum Ring (style15) rosegold
:[P]:- Aerin Cuff :// Rosegold (previous gacha)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual –
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Grey Eye [fucking awesome]

Look two
[ SAKIDE ] Leyana Dress Black XS (at Futurewave)
-Glam Affair – Sia India – 04 G
.Birdy. {Liner} 10
no. 7, love bite (dark)*Soonsiki! Blue
Slink, Tall Leather Thigh Boots Average Black
The Secret Store – Leather Gloves – Carbon – S (old gacha)
[Chariot] Cyborg Fashion NuSB Link (old gacha)

shot on the Doomed Ship

Throughput

thatcan'tbegood I’m tempted to say that this year’s edition of Futurewave will send you into orbit but that might induce cryo-cringe. Let me just suggest that you follow Hedda’s lead if you want to look chic during the last mission of a doomed ship. She accessorizes a latex dress with heel-free shoes by Miamai, a colour-change necklace from Gallactica, geometric cuffs by Zibska and Bliensen + MaiTai’s Raumzeit helmet.
mudinyoureye Sopha Portal’s latest skin features a new body in five tones (Pale, Sunny, Tan, India and Africa). For Hedda I chose the India tone of the Don’t Be Cry skin, a single makeup that comes with multiple eyebrow colours and a browless version. You will need new appliers for the new tones/body and they are free in the mainstore for a little longer. Sopha is working on Maitreya appliers, so she is ahead of the game as far as meeting a new demand from the market.

Credits
Rocket to Futurewave. Thank you to all the creators and to Cursed Events.
[ MUDSKIN ]_Don’t Be Cry_NE_India (NEW at Cosmopolitan sale room; appliers at mainstore; ty Sopha!)
Rotten Toe, Goth brows 1 and 2
(GALLACTIC) Callisto Necklace . Futurewave 2015 exclusive. (gem and two-metal colour changes at Futurewave)
Zibska, Amphitrite Set (Cuffs only) (Colour Change) (NEW at Futurewave)
Bliensen + MaiTai – Raumzeit – Helmet (NEW at Futurewave)
MoDANNA [Montmartre Collection] Glamour Latex Dress Black XS
/Wasabi Pills/ Skye Mesh Hair – Tangerine
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Grey Eye
MIAMAI_Le Blanc – Suspension Black (Slink High) (NEW at Futurewave)
Lali’s, Lena pantyhose Dynasty (LB)
poses: Posesion, Universal at Genre
shot on the Doomed Ship

Share the love

bunny at bat Valentine’s Day is guaranteed to make even a happily married couple miserable. Only singles in the very first flush of love could enjoy the mountain of bouquets I encountered this afternoon at Whole Foods. It looked like the (pesticide-free) funeral for the entire human race. While I would rather see marriage abolished than extended to everyone, I hereby dedicate this post to equal love and sex rights for all. (A cut is coming. That means the rest of this post might exercise too many rights for the office.) Continue reading

Unpartnered

bellyinbedshadowed Hicks from the sticks who switch. That’s how I would describe the men I sat with at a small shibari party on Friday night. The men who were tying up their girlfriends, and the guy who was getting stoned and taking pics with his phone, are city dwellers. As are the girlfriends. And me. Don’t get me wrong. The men from towns where there is no cell phone service were perfectly nice people, and the conversation was not awkward. What was awkward was having no prospect of getting tied. Okay, it was also a little awkward being way too close to people who were getting their hogtie on. Saturday night I went to a class about puppy play in a dungeon I wanted to check out. On FetLife dozens of people said they were going to go. Three couples showed up. And me. Don’t get me wrong. I asked playful questions so I could sniff out the possibilities. Quickly I realized that I identify with both dogs and cats, especially when they misbehave. The dog side of me would eat half an unguarded muffin and then have no clue why master was chastising me. I’d probably be happy to receive such vigorous attention. Not to mention stimulated by a swat on the nose with a rolled newspaper. The cat side of me would just play with the muffin as if it were a mouse and then show mistress contempt when she tried to remonstrate with me. Continue reading

Beastly

belle's rose necklace The latest round of Enchantment is upon us. Beauty and the Beast is the theme. No. 7 designer Shortcake Sugarplum has fashioned a dramatic necklace made of a crimson rose and creamy pearls. Like any other Enchantment item, Belle’s Rose Necklace contains a stamp card that will allow you to choose a gift from No. 7 or from another creator participating in the event.* If anything, No. 7’s gift item for the Beast is more feminine and glamorous than Belle’s necklace. It’s as close to genderqueer as the Beast is to speciesqueer. Speaking of, Valentine’s finds me in the mood for romance this year because there’s actually someone I’d like to cuddle with. Ours is by no means a love affair. Between the polyamory and the twenty years age difference and the competition over who’s dominating whom, it’s a volatile thing. Then there’s his personality. The other day I told Mr. Cuddle-bunneh, who was getting a bit bossy, that he should think of me as a barn cat, completely self-sufficient and independent and not about to eat the dry food he was touting. He wanted to know how he fit into this scenario. I explained that he is the horse with whom I have formed one of those surprising cross-species friendships. “You share your sugar cubes with me,” I said, “and let me play with your long black tail.” “What about my big white cock?” he asked. I was not about to give him satisfaction, so I reminded him that he is better off as a stallion than a human, since an extremely well-endowed male is the only creature I would deign to ride.

*It’s more complicated—but no more expensive—than that sounds. Find more details.
No. 7 @ booN/Saikin, Belle’s Rose Necklace for Enchantment (ty Sweetie!)
Plastik, Izrahli skin (may not be available any more)
Maxi Gossamer, Fairy Pearl Cuffs
Rowne, Agnes hair (previous group gift)
pose: Glitterati, Boobtacular (only on Marketplace)
location: Opium

Nigh, not now

holding steady Futurewave doesn’t start until February 14th, but Pleisure is flashing you forward with a vision of Chariot’s Krylova jacket, a puff-sleeved leather wonder of the off-world colonies. The first thing I should say is that Anorak is not wearing the matching trousers. This is because even Cybermen can be momentarily distracted by a great pair of legs.
critical inquiryThe Krylova fatpack HUD gives you a choice of wool and leather fabrics in white and an array of sober colours suitable to any young professional. (And then there’s red.) You can make the uniform four-star snappy by colouring the collar and the racing stripes separately.
holding company I love shooting in the cargo hold on the Doomed Ship. Partly because of the palette and the detail in the environment. Partly because it looks so good in the semi-darkness. Partly because the thick chains hanging from the ceiling give me ideas. Mostly, however, it’s the scale that I appreciate. In SL so many architectural and design elements are comically disproportionate in relation to the avatars. The Doomed Ship cargo hold is a vast space that dwarfs my av perfectly instead of making her look like a shrimp out of water.

Credits
[Chariot] Krylova Jacket (available Feb 14th at Futurewave; ty Sian!)
-Glam Affair – December skin – AFRICA 02 NB (December Arcade gacha)
Nox. Beauty Marks [Four]
NOX. Sunspots [Three]
.Birdy. {Liner} 10
Clemmm – Dark Chic Circus Lashes
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye
.ARISE. Mana Eyebrows Medium red (tintable)
MINA Hair – Ashton (materials) (recent TDR Fusion mini pack)
HOC Industries – Thigh Boots (Extra Small) (colour change)
Zibska, Keane ~ Ear Cuff [Left]

Drafty

perv My favorite hairstyles, tones and textures come from Little Bones creator Nova Faerye. She can’t stop gifting her VIP group, which costs 100L to join. Right now there are ten gifts near the front desk, half of which feature the awesome new Ink Dipped palette. Continue reading

The cyborg wore panties

lara's undies I made a mistake, spending a bundle on some fancy *oUvUo* panties made only for The Mesh Project body, which Portia has never worn. I messed about with the free basic TMP body and realized I’d have to buy a skin to match the body unless I wanted Portia headless as well as topless. I could have gotten away with showing the undies on the default body, GIMPing the gaps that just would not slider away. But I’m a perfectionist, so I decided that this was the perfect excuse to hop on the mesh bodywagon. Why did I buy Maitreya’s Lara? Price. And the Glam Affair association. (My inventory is like a Glam Affair glam affair. But that’s partly because Birdy, my fave, stopped making skins. Please come back little Birdy.) Continue reading