soul-cutting sword.

soul-cutting sword.

I’ve been regressing into my old weeb habits. I spent the past few days rewatching the first 3 seasons of Bleach, which even now I still love despite all the weird shit that’s happened to it. I think the strength of the show and the manga has always been its characters; it’s certainly one of the biggest draws it has.

Admittedly, the first time I saw the Soul Society arc and got the twist and all the drama I was hooked. So maybe I’m biased.

I’ve been kicking around an OC for the series in my head so I figured I would flesh it out a bit here.

CREDITS.
head. CATWA // Amy
skin. ATELIER PEPE // Anna – Light
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.5
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Elegant1 & Bag
hair. WASABI PILLS // Marceline – Blacks [NEW @ Hair Fair ’16]
eyes. ARISE // Blind Eyes – Gray
brows. CATWA // Included in Catwa HUD
eyeliner & facepaint. PLASTIK // July Fauxe Makeup – Eris [NEW @ Plastik]
tattoo. CURELESS // Honnari Hannya
bandaged hands. CLEMMM // Bandaged Hands – Dirty Dingy Bloody
body scars. IZZIE’S // Aged Scars
chest wrap. MELONBUNNY // Rounin White Chest Wraps [NEW @ The Epiphany]
hakama. MELONBUNNY // Female Rounin Black Hakama RARE [NEW @ The Epiphany]
katana & sheath. MELONBUNNY // Kuro Katana [NEW @ The Epiphany]
geta. MELONBUNNY // Rounin White Geta [NEW @ The Epiphany]
pose. POSEIDON POSES
build. AZUCHI // Azuchi Castle [Past WLRP Gift]

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soul-cutting sword.

nevermind.

nevermind.

and I forget just why I taste
oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile
I found it hard, it’s hard to find
oh well, whatever, never mind

Been in a grunge mood lately. Naturally I had to go to Vinyl, right? Kind of a short entry today as I’m feeling pretty bushed from work, but I’ve been listening to my 90s music playlist all afternoon and this just had to be a thing.

I’m fairly old in terms of the internet community these days, especially in the gaming crowd. Most of the people that play in my Dota 2 league are in their early 20s or even younger. They don’t really know anything about the bands I grew up listening to, or why grunge was such a thing for the whole “disaffected youth” demographic. Music has never been an “answer” for me the way it has been for other people, but there are songs I just remember over and over, and listen to over and over, and they feel timeless to me, like I’m a teenager again.

Not that I would ever want that, mind.

CREDITS.
skin. ATOMIC // Winter – Sugar – Winter Sprite
hair. OLIVE // The Glitch Hair [Streaks] – Greyscale
eyes. ARISE // Moon Eyes – Gray [NEW @ TFC]
eyelashes. LOVELY ALIEN // Starry Lashes
tired eyes. NOX // Restless
eyeliner. LEAGUE // Classic Winged Liner
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.5
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
mesh mouth. ATOMIC // Winter Mesh Mouth – Closed RARE
cheek piercings. HAUS OF DARCY // Dimpled Piercing
necklace. YUMMY // Repurposed Charms Necklace – Eclectic
rings. PLASTIK // The Secretus Jewelry – Sterling [NEW @ N21]
hand & leg tattoos. THINGS // Dahlue & Tahiwai Tattoos [NEW @ Whore Couture]
cigarette. THE COLLECTIVE
cardigan & flannel shirt. VINYL // Cobain Cardigan – Green
jeans. VINYL // Oakley Jeans – Fade n.3
sneakers. KC COUTURE // Harlem Sneakers
pose. DEL MAY

nevermind.

bookish.

bookish.

Well, friends, today is going to be my last post for a few weeks, as I’m off to Spain to visit my family for a nice, much-needed vacation. I’ve been scrambling to pick up all the goodies I wanted from events happening right now, and for the most part I’ve gotten what I wanted. Since I’ll be back August 10th, I’m holding off on some events so I don’t bankrupt myself spending–which is totally possible, ’cause I have zero impulse control when it comes to the glorious creations that SL’s residents make.

Not wearing a lot that’s really new for this, sadly, but I DID go back to pick up the rest of Little Bones’ hair releases at Hair Fair. I loooooooooooove ponytails and braids, and will generally fork over money immediately for them if I see one that’s well-made. Considering that Little Bones was behind this wonderful tail, it was inevitable that I’d buy it. It’s a style called Lemonade and it’s as beautiful as all of Nova’s designs, gorgeously textured and modeled. As with all of LB’s hair it comes in two sizes with options for larger breasts on each.

Fishy Strawberry, a brand I’ve enjoyed since early on in SL (circa 2009 or so), recently announced a huge sale. TOTALLY worth! I really liked this sweatshirt, which comes with a HUD for various text options (or blank if you prefer), and will be going back at some point to buy more stuff, even if it’s not part of the sale. Definitely worth a trip over; I included a link in the credits. It’s 50% off, up to 70% on some items, and includes the main store and outlet. It’ll be on til midnight of July 21st, so hurry over.

My shoes are from the most recent round of Collabor88, which is one of my favorite SL events. The newest theme was Under the Sea, and fri.day, another brand I’ve patronized since my early days in Second Life, put out these cute platform heels with straps reminiscent of tentacles. I own a bunch of fri.day shoes and would have to say they’re my go-to shoe store. This pair is only available for Slink high feet, but I can’t complain–they look awesome.

You can see a hint of the amazing rare tattoo available from antielle at the new gacha event The Epiphany, but I’m going to save a full post for it later, since it and the other offerings Kaorinette has in that gacha deserve my full attention. 😀

Finally, my earrings are a WONDERFUL new offering by Aikea Rieko of the Plastik, out now at underworld-themed Genre. THEY ARE SNAKES. SNAKES! Available for 100L each, they come in ten different colors, three different wear sizes, and include a HUD with thirty different colors for the snakes’ gemstone eyes. I haven’t taken them off since I got them, and don’t plan to take them off anytime soon. To top it all off, Aikea just announced Plastik’s annual summer sale, with huge discounts available throughout the whole store. Find the details here and then get over there to shop!

With that said, I bid you adieu, and JD will resume posts once I return to the US. Enjoy your summer and thanks for reading! ♥

CREDITS.
skin. PINK FUEL // Sora <Alabaster>
hair. LITTLE BONES // Lemonade – B&W [NEW @ Hair Fair 2015]
eyes. BUZZERI // Elysium Eyes – Poison
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
feet. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Feet – High
eyeliner. PLASTIK // Foxxe Makeup – Decay [On Sale @ Plastik!]
piercing. HAUS OF DARCY // Dimpled Piercing
necklace. MAXI GOSSAMER // Little Tiny Dagger – Silver
necklace. ARISE // Moon Necklace – Black & Silver
earrings. PLASTIK // Hissss Earrings – Medusa [NEW @ Genre]
tattoo. ANTIELLE // The Homunculus RARE [NEW @ The Epiphany]
glasses. HOUSE OF CURIOS // Rectangle Framed Glasses [old]
sweatshirt. FISHY STRAWBERRY // Off-Shoulder Sweater – Light Grey [On Sale @ FS!]
bra. MAITREYA // Lara Mesh Bra
pants. PIXICAT // Biker Pants – Black
shoes. FRI.DAY // Ursula Platforms – Black [NEW @ Collabor88]
pose. SKBIO

bookish.

limited.

limited.

Bunch of fun events going on right now, but I was particularly drawn to Project Limited because I fuckin’ love limited edition stuff, and I’m still trying to keep myself from totally losing my shit at Hair Fair.

I’m wearing a new skin that I got from alterego! It’s a little darker in tone than what I usually wear, but it’s very lovely regardless. It was one of 50 limited copies of the Kensi skin in the Ash Tan tone, and came with body appliers and mouth appliers for a really generous price. I have it on my Maitreya body, Slink hands, and PXL Sweetlips mouth in this picture.

My hair is one of Little Bones’ new releases for Hair Fair. Let me preface this by saying I am a huge stan for Nova because she does really fucking cool styles and has beautiful textures, but she’s also a super nice person and provides excellent customer service. I’m definitely picking up all her HF releases. However, so far Cosmos is pulling ahead as my favorite–it includes two sizes for the system avatar head and mesh heads and comes with the option of having the side area braided or totally shaved. I paired it with a hairbase from Tableau Vivant that I tinted and it looks awesome. Nova’s also been doing hairlines added into her latest styles and it shows up quite well on this one. Try wearing it without a hairbase and you’ll see what I mean.

I hopped over to Project Limited after I saw these shoes on Flickr from one of my favorite brands, Razor, and was not disappointed. They fit great and I only had to alpha out a small sliver of ankle on my body to get a seamless look. The skirt is the Lotus Skirt from Insanya and is offered in a variety of colors along with a fatpack; I chose black ’cause I’m boring and love it. It also comes in standard sizes and fitted mesh sizes, and you can turn the straps on and off! The tanktop is from Vinyl and is another exclusive to the event. Like the Insanya skirt it comes in standard and fitted mesh sizes and is available in a rainbow of colors. PLUS it has the cool steel guitar pick necklace that you can see me wearing. Finally I picked up Arise’s Moon Necklace in the Black and Silver mix pack. It’s mesh and looks really lovely inworld. With some stretching and moving around I got a super nice fit on it.

The tattoo is a Letis new release for Suicide Dollz. It kind of reminded me of the Izzie’s tattoo I’ve been wearing so much lately, and I’m a big fan of Letis, so I grabbed it. 😀 Letis recently started offering Maitreya HUDs with their tattoos, which I appreciate since I never take off my mesh body anymore. Designers and creators that take the time to make a Maitreya HUD so I don’t have to fiddle with the Omega relay are very near and dear to my heart. ♥

CREDITS.
skin. ALTEREGO // Kensi – Ash Tan [Limited Edition]
hair. LITTLE BONES // Cosmos – Braided – B&W [NEW @ Hair Fair 2015]
eyes. BUZZERI // Elysium Eyes – Poison
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
hairbase. TABLEAU VIVANT // Nyoki
eyeshadow. NOX // Smoked Out – Grass
mouth. PXL // Sweetlips 02
piercing. HAUS OF DARCY // Dimpled Piercing – Razor
necklace. ARISE // Moon Necklace – Black & Silver Mix [NEW @ Project Limited]
necklace. VINYL // Steel Pick Necklace
tattoo. LETIS // Atria [NEW @ Suicide Dollz]
tank top. VINYL // Jagger – Love Crop Top – Camo [NEW @ Project Limited]
skirt. INSANYA // Lotus Skirt – Black [NEW @ Project Limited]
shoes. RAZOR // Zealous Kicks – Punk Rock [NEW @ Project Limited]
upper arm bands. SAKIDE // Anawyn Armband
cuff. LOST JUNCTION // Edge Cuff @ Romp
pose. GLITTERATI

limited.