Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Engine Room: Spring Heeled Jack

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STORYLINE: The Marquess of Waterford was a prankster with an aristocratic disregard for the law. Together with his merry gang of drunken hooligans, he terrorized the sweet young ladies of New London. It started with simple jump-scares from behind a bush or darkened alley, and grew into elaborate costumes and clever contraptions that gave him seemingly supernatural abilities. But with all his hilarious tabloid fame came a dark side, -- a deadly imitator. What had been fun and games was now dripping in blood. He was Public Enemy Number One. Of course he couldn't go to the police for help! After all, he wasn't leaping over tall buildings to get closer to his pursuers. No, this was his problem to solve. Could he discover the true serial killer's identity before he was unmasked as the Marquess and framed for the numerous grisly murders?

Engine Room. This image is inspired by the Victorian urban legend of Spring Heeled Jack, and by the sweet items on sale at the Engine Room: the Rayne Claws by Skellybones, Bloodlust outfit by toksik, Tsuchigumo Spider Legs by Aii, Steampunk shaded by Dreamcatcher, gift scar tattoo by TF, and the very Jack the Ripper vibes of Varonis's Dayport scene. 

On him, Spring Heeled Jack:
Coat: toksik Bloodlust Top Navy [mesh](Engine Room)(350L)
Pants: toksik Bloodlust Pants Navy [mesh](Engine Room)(210L)
Boots: toksik Bloodlust Boots Brown [mesh](Engine Room)(160L)
Legs: Aii Tsuchigumo Spider Legs Masculine [Animesh](Engine Room)[mesh](999L)
Claws: Skellybones Rayne Claws [mesh](Engine Room)(250L)
Glass: Dreamcatcher Stylized Glasses Unisex [mesh](Engine Room)(250L)
Makeup: TF Linea [BOM](Engine Room)(Gift)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Mon hair [mesh]

Skin: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 1 - blond [BOM]

Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh](2000L)

Pose: [3M] 3M_jump1_1 (40L)

Setting:
Skybox: VARONIS Dayport background [mesh](Engine Room)(449L)

This post was made possible with the help of my of Blogger Bat Buddie, Aarya Phantomhive. Thanks Aarya! To see her story of the Sheriff hunting Spring Heeled Jack, go to the Dark Phantom Blog: Prep Patrol




Friday, March 26, 2021

The Engine Room: Justice

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STORYLINE: Officer Dobson waited silently on his perch above New London. Sweat matted his hair. It was another humid night. No doubt many naive young women had their windows open in hopes of catching a breeze. They knew nothing of the monster that plucked his eyes out. He turned his head towards the clack of a horse and buggy on cobblestones. The clocktower rang, once, twice, three times. The hair stood up on the back of his neck. There! On the street below. The sound he knew only too well. First came the click of those demonic metallic boots, the clicking of gears, followed by a mighty swoosh. He tightened his grip on the sword. The click of boots on the rooftop moved towards him. "Not one more woman, Spring Heeled Jack. Justice has come for you." 

It's Engine Room time! From March 20 - April 20th, get your fill of all the wonderful and clever creations on the Spring round of the Engine Room.  This image was inspired by the Myst hair from RavenBell, the P.0.E, and the Greek goddess Themis. (and if you caught a reference to the Bed Intruder song, you weren't mistaken!)

On him, Officer Dobson:
Outfit: Process of Elimination [P.0.E] Kalandor [mesh](Engine Room)(1,200L)
3rd Eye: RichB. The Third Eye[mesh](Engine Room)(299L)
Wings: ROZOREAGALIA KALAVINKA*WING Soar/A [mesh](Engine Room)(290L)
Orb: Petrichor :[P]:- Korsik Orb [Encased-R-Menu] Carved Metals[mesh](Engine Room)(569L)
Hair: RavenBell Myst Hair Gradient Pack [mesh](350L)
Scales: random.Matter Hands of Fate, Scales Copper/Emerald, gacha [mesh](85L)
Sword: random.Matter Hands of Fate, Sword Copper, gacha [mesh](85L)
Head: LeLUTKA Kane Evolution .2.5 [mesh](3990L)
Body: Signature Gianni - Mesh Body [mesh](3500L)
Pose: [3M]_sco_m_3

Setting:
Skybox: VARONIS Dornenburg Scene [mesh]

Location:

Friday, February 19, 2021

Midnight Order: Club Manjushage

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STORYTELLING: Down below the streets of Chicago in the 1920s was a dark basement that appeared to hold nothing more than discarded old newspapers and dusty crates. But if you opened the right crate, a hidden passageway would be revealed. Club Manjushage was a dazzling feast for the eyes in expensive black marble, dripping red velvet, and glints of gold decorating the sharp art deco edges everywhere. There was no prohibited alcohol here. SpeakEasies were not the only secret clubs in Chicago, and Alcohol was not the only forbidden drink. 

This image was inspired by the Art Deco style the Neudamm water fountain by Contraption, and illustrations of Erte.

On Him:
Earring: +koii+ persona earrings  [mesh](Midnight Order)(269L)
Eyeliner: Gorsimi Strut Shadows (Midnight Order)(400L)
Flower: cinphul spider lily [mesh](Midnight Order)(262L)
Eyepatch: Garmonbozia Tenebra eye patch [mesh](Midnight Order)(299L)
Shirt: THIRST The Baron Vest- Legacy M THIRST [mesh](Midnight Order)(400L)
Tattoo: Lilithe Astraea Tattoos - Eclipse - Fresh, gacha [mesh](Midnight Order)(65L)
Hair: Exile Rory [mesh](390L)
Coat: Moon Elixir x MUSE Dripping In Luxury - Rigged - Coat [mesh](350L)
Smokes: NikotiN HOLDER_ Black V.4.0 [mesh](499L)
Claws: L'Emporio&PL Oblio Vampire Claws male [mesh](350L)
Head: LeLUTKA Kane Evolution .2.5 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: ZZANG strength 003

Setting:
Water Fountain: Contraption Decor: Neudamm Deco Fountain [mesh](Midnight Order)(400L)
Skybox: Process of Elimination [P.0.E] - Sci-fi Art Deco Apartment [mesh](1500L)

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Mainframe: Drug Injection 2077

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STORYLINE: The cop working the roughest neighborhood of Insilico was Cursed A.N.G.E.L. He thought he had seen everything working that beat. Maybe he was too much of an old world creature, preferring things like flesh and blood. He had a hard time wrapping his mind around hottest drug. He was getting tired of calling the morgue to pick up another dead teen off the street. They called it The Plug, and it wasn't chemical. No. It was computer code junkies jacked right into their cyber enhanced body ports. Unbelievable.

This post was inspired by the Drug Injector pose and the optical themed goodies at Mainframe.

On him, Cursed A.N.G.E.L 2077:
Jacket: LINKRAVE Typhoon Breaker [mesh](Mainframe)(525L)
Earring: UNGOD Cyber Eye Spider - BB [mesh](Mainframe)(299L)
Optics: Butanik83 Optical Implant SPYDR6 [mesh](Mainframe)(250L)
Glasses: ENRAGE glasses Cori [mesh](Mainframe)(369L)
Glove: L'Emporio&PL Cyber Pulse BENTO [mesh](Mainframe)(398L)
Hair: Dura U93-HAIR-FAT PACK1 [mesh](330L)
Bridge: KROVA Bridge Cover v2 BLK [mesh](150L)
Eyes: By Snow Citadel Eyes - Carbon Cyan [mesh] (200L)
Tattoo: Nuuna+ Emi makeup Aqua [BOM](75L)
Head: LeLUTKA Kane Evolution .2.5 [mesh](3990L)
Pose, USB: Strut Poses Drug injector [mesh](Mainframe)(250L)

Setting:
Background: JEYS Cyberhunter RARE 02, gacha  [mesh](Mainframe)(69L)
Effect: Dreamcatcher Face and Body Tags Pixel Game (Mainframe)(299L)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Mainframe: RAB8 and the Crystal Palace

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STORYLINE: The crowd was cheering at the Crystal Palace. RAB8 was preparing to take the stage when gravity on the space station suddenly failed. Darkness. Emergency bots flicked on and buzzed around him. He heard gunshots. An explosion. People shouting... Alarms blaring. What the hell? Was the Space Station was under attack?

This image is inspired by a combination of things: the endings of the video game CyperPunk 2077 and their Kitsch style, my past post for RAB8, and from the Mainframe event items like the Omise CyberRabiEars and Black Cat anti-gravity poses. Speaking of Mainframe, have you checked out all the awesome loot at the event this round? Its ending soon. Don't miss it!

On him, RAB8:
Ears: Omise CyberRabiEar [mesh](Mainframe)(350L)
Corset: Fika Chassis Augmentation Maitreya [mesh](Mainframe)(700L)
Boots: Eudora3D Road Boots (Maitreya)[mesh](Midnight Order)(499L)
Hair: KMH Hair CP006 (Male) Unrigged[mesh](Mainframe)(325L)
Armbands: krankhaus Cross Straps Maitreya [mesh](Midnight Order)(250L)
Jacket: krankhaus Mahou Shonen V-Tech Jacket [mesh](500L)
Collar: A&Y Helix Cyber collar Maitreya multicolor [mesh](MF gift)
Shorts: Cubura Arcangel Shorts Maitreya [mesh](399L)
Guitar: Mug Punk Rocker #17 Electric Guitar Black, gacha [mesh]
Eyes: By Snow Citadel Eyes - Carbon Cyan [mesh] (200L)
Makeup: Lovely Disarray Dead of Night [Complete](150L)
Bodysuit: Graves G242 Mainframe - White - male (460L)
Tattoo: Apocalyptic Tattoo Circuited body M&B tattoo (500L)
Skin, Boi layer: Pink Fuel [PF] Doll V2 Vamp [BOM](2500L)
Mesh head: Raven Bell  BJD Bento Head James // OMEGA-UV [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [BOM] [mesh](2750L)
Pose, helmet: Black Cat Poses BCp Cyber Helmet Pose 3 [mesh](Mainframe)(150L)

Setting:
Pet: Solares Zap-01 Blue Dron, gacha [mesh](Mainframe)(99L)
Skybox: PALETO Backdrop Blueshift purple version [mesh](199L)



Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Midnight Order: The Grand Masquerade

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STORYLINE: It all started with the ringing of a tiny bell. Cornelius had been engrossed in a book when a stunning woman stepped inside the bookstore and asked the shopkeeper about a rare out of print book. Normally his mind was focused on invention, he wasn't one to chase after a skirt. However, he began to visit that little bookstore more frequently. He told himself it was research, but in truth he was hoping to see her again. And see her again he did. She was strolling down the aisles, picking up books. He nodded. "...Yes, yes. Excellent choice. A lady of good taste." And then She looked directly at him and smiled. What she said, he had no idea. He forgot his own name. She laughed and took the book he had desperately been pretending to read and turned up right side up. Normally he would have been quite embarrassed, but all he could think was "she smiled at me." So it came as quite a shock the next day he discovered his mystery woman on the cover of the newspaper. She was the youngest daughter of the Queen's Knight family, and would be soon be picking a husband from the attendees of the Grand Masquerade. He had no invitation. He had no hope to win the hand of such an amazing lady. But he felt if he didn't tell her his true feelings, it would kill him. Words failed him in her presence, so he created a beautiful ruby mechanical heart. His plan was to sneak into the ball before it started, and offer it to her.

Are you wanting something gothic and elegant in this month of love? Well I have some some good news for you, Midnight Order is a debut event by SLS folks, and there are fantastic items to drool over. Be sure to check it out!

On Him, Cornelius:
Outfit: AsteroidBox Sabien Outfit - Legacy (M) - Fatpack [mesh](Midnight Order)(299L)
Cape, sash: Salem Apostle Cape Silver Rigged M [mesh](Midnight Order)(299L)
Heart: Reliquary !R! The Lodestone Heart [mesh](Midnight Order)(399L)
Mask: Moon Amore Lucrezia Masquerade Wearable Silver, gacha [mesh]
Hair: Wasabi Pills Cayden Mesh Hair [mesh](250L)
Claws: L'Emporio&PL Oblio Vampire Claws male [mesh](350L)
Head: LeLUTKA Kane Evolution .2.5 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Del May Standstill

On Her, Blair:
Guest Appearance: Aarya Phantomhive of the Dark Phantom blog. Her side of this story here.
Dress: tosksik Descent Dress[mesh](Midnight Order)(360L)
Hair: Ravenbell Celeste Hair [mesh](Midnight Order)(250L)
Mask: Moon Amore Lucrezia Masquerade Holdable Black, gacha [mesh]
Pose: Unholy Duality [UD] Eeve - pose 5 - mirror (Mainframe)(149L) 

Setting:
Ballroom: Death Row DRD MB ballroom RARE, Mystic Bastion gacha Full Set [mesh](7500L) 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Necrotize: T'arnn Gorkand of Mars

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STORYLINE: Long after humans left the Earth and modified their bodies to adapt to living in the harsh conditions of Mars, a false prophet rose. The colonists had struggled to survive in the desolate wasteland for generations despite the steady support from Earth. The truth was, one small mistake and the colony could die. Few lived past 27. It was from this misery a myth was born that lifted the spirits of the Martians. A story about ancient aliens who lived on Mars when water still flowed. It was during this time T'arnn Gorkand became the first Emperor of Mars. He told them he had received a vision from these Ancient Astronauts. They showed him the location of their ancient capital city buried under a large pyramid, and he promised to lead true believers to this paradise if they swore allegiance to him.

Is this mesh head by Badwolf cool or what? It inspired this Mars fantasy themed post. The head comes with a Hud to switch out the skin textures. You can also edit-mod to hide the exposed brain if you want to wear a hat or hair. The scarf is a creepy attachable Animesh Void Worm. Head over for the last call at Necrotize to pick up goodies and gifts. Stay safe everyone for the holidays!

On him, T'arnn Gorkand of Mars:
Head: BadWolf Dreadful Cerebrum [mesh](Necrotize)(300L)
Scarf: [vaak] Animesh Void Worm [mesh](Necrotize)(199L)

Images:
Landscape, Planet: NASA Mars Gallery
Halo: The Doomed Ship