Friday, December 24, 2021

Salvage Station: The Restaurant at the End of the World

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The Restaurant at the End of the World by DevinVaughn

’Twas the day before Christmas on top of Old New York,
A wind turbine was stirring, making power with torque;
The meal was prepared by busy Bots with care,
In hopes that rare customers would soon be there;
Owner Claus was nestled all snug in his furs,
While holiday cheer warmed the restaurateur;
And Ruby the Red Leg Slayer with her Zombie Claymore,
protected the cobbled together outpost against war.
There were no gifts, or days of scavenging in crippling fear;
Only love, joy, and hope for a better Christmas next year.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and New Years everyone!

On Him, Claus:
Mask: Butanik83 Scavenger Mask [mesh](Salvage Station)(250L)
Jacket: Badwolf Toxic Jacket [mesh](Salvage Station)(499L)
Tablet: kosmii & mizu Industrial DataPad [mesh](Salvage Station)(699L)
Headband: Rise [ rD ] Exodus Fauxhawk [mesh](Salvage Station)(399L)
Glasses: KROVA X-Specs - BLK [mesh](Salvage Station)(175L)
Earring: Normandy 0.50Cal.EarRings [Animesh](Salvage Station)(200L)
Boots: Lapointe & Bastchild L&B Swear Patrol Combat Boot [mesh](899L)
Hair: Raven Bell Mack Hair[mesh](350L)
Fur: Gabriel GB:: FUR Stole (Gray) Rare, gacha [mesh]
Pants, belt: LOB Stylepunk pants [mesh](199L)
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Del May Need socks

On her, Ruby the Red Pegleg Slayer:
To see Aarya Phantomhive's complete stylecard and continuing story, go to: Dark Phantom Blog
Top: AsteroidBox Survivor Shirt [mesh](Salvage Station)(269L)
Leg: Cubic Cherry Rust pegleg [mesh](Salvage Station)(275L)
Helmet: Evil Baby Artillery Shell Helmet [mesh](Salvage Station)(399L)
Necklace: Static The Orthodontist [mesh](Salvage Station)(225L)
Pants: Hotdog Torn leg trousers [mesh](Salvage Station)(250L)

Setting, the Restaurant at the End of the World:
Metal Fence: SEKAI Metal Fence [mesh](Salvage Station)(299L)
Chair: Violetility Boom Chair [mesh](Salvage Station)(150L)
Dining Set: Eclectica Curiosities Wasteland Dining Set [mesh](Salvage Station)(395L)
Guests: RachelBReaker PretendFriends [mesh](Salvage Station)(250L)
Robot: StudioDire /sD/ Rust Bucket - NPC [mesh](Salvage Station)(105L)
Turbine, stairs: Crocodoggle [CD] Newhaven Maintenance Stairs, Utility Tower [mesh](Salvage Station)(499L)
Bus Shelter: ChiC Buildings [Cb] A Place Called Home [mesh](Salvage Station)(750L)
Lamp: Static Glass Scrap Lantern {Burning} [mesh](Salvage Station)( 245L)
Butler Accessories: Silvery K Cloth of the butler, Tea set Tray[mesh]
Land: Studio Skye Skye Land Forms Snow 64m Flat [mesh](199L)
Snow: Dysfunctionality [DDD] Snow Piles & Snow Dust [mesh]
Platform: Entity AntiZombie Liberty Refuge [mesh]

Thanks for your help, Aarya!

Monday, December 13, 2021

Salvage Station: Nuclear Winter

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STORYLINE: Moments before the warhead detonated over Cairo, a lone being with supernatural speed flew deep inside the womb of his ancient origins. It was a fitting place to die, he thought, the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza. But the blinding nuclear flash did not penetrate the 2.3 million bricks surrounding him. There was impossible heat, the ground trembled, and then slowly the stone turned colder and colder. He didn’t know how long he sat in the dark hoping to hear any signs of life, the flutter of bat wings, the scamper of a beetle.... Nothing. Silence. It wasn’t until finally the thirst grew so intense it drove him out of hiding. There was no way to prepare for the horror he witnessed. He fell to his knees. He had once been so regal, so proud, so convinced of his divine right to rule, but now the tears flowed and there was no one to dry his eyes. No birds in the sky. No creatures on the land. The Nile was frozen and buried under snow and ash. What had once been a bustling city of 9.5 million was vaporized like it never existed. The only proof humans had ever lived there at all was a shadow of a man burned into the pyramid’s stone. He was frozen from the shock, and then an old saying unexpectedly came to mind, "Man fears time, but time fears the Pyramids." Yes, like these 4,500 year old stones, he too endures. He took a deep breath, brushed the hair off his face, and plunged deep into the radioactive snow. He had a new purpose now, -- find survivors of the apocalypse. Not to kill. No, those times were over, but to nurture. It was a bitter irony for an old monster like him who cared so little about "the food." There was no time to waste. He detected a faint scent of living blood on the cruel winds. A woman of breeding age was nearing death. Could he get there in time…?

SLS Syndicate brings to you a brand new event, Salvage Station! Round one takes place in a post-acoplyslic wintery world cobbled together from technology from multiple eras, whatever gets the job done. The sim is decorated on theme and even includes a cool hunt to find objects and use them in recipes to create new objects. Nice touch!  This post was inspired by my Blogger Bat buddy Aarya, as we came up ideas for her post. A story grew and then lead to this one. (For the next part in this story, head over to Aarya Phamtohive's post. Salvage Station: Languish)

From Krieger is the Industrial Respirator. Touch it to bring up a menu to change its look. From Requistion is the Zombiehunter's Claymore which comes with animations you can access by touching it. Wicca's Scavanger Coat comes with fits for men and woman and a hud to change the textures. From Persephone + apocalyptic is what every survivor needs, a good pair of goggles.

I also want to take a moment to thank a hero to me, Anne Rice. She passed away yesterday at age 80 from complications of a stroke. Her imagination, and point of view on many topics deeply resonated with me. Her influence will live on inside me, and her creative spark still burns bright on the printed page. RIP

On him, Kaiser Kruel:
Respirator: Krieger Industrial Respirator 1.0 [mesh](Salvage Station)(400L)
Weapon: Requisition The Zombiehunter's Claymore [mesh](Salvage Station)(500L)
Coat: Wicca's Originals Scavanger Coat Jake [mesh](Salvage Station)(499L)
Goggles: persephone + apocalyptic goggles [mesh(Salvage Station)(249L)
Belt: The Forge Aftermath Belts [mesh](Salvage Station)(350L)
Capelet: Rekt Wanderer Scarf Gold  [mesh](100L)
Pants: Lapointe & Bastchild L&B Swear Havoc Leather Pants [mesh](379L)
Hair: No Match NO FICTION [mesh](200L)
Makeup: TT Industries ::TT::. Unisex Right-Eye Horus Eye Tattoo (49L)
Claws: Tardfish Distressed Claws, male yellow [mesh](149L)
Earrings: Quixe Crusade Earrings Male [mesh](299L)
Gloves: Contraption Dapper Dandy's Gloves soot [mesh](350L)
Cape: Cureless Senshi of the End  Senshi Cloth, gacha [mesh](100L) 
Hair: Air Kazura A01_Tail white [mesh](200L)
Tattoo: Nuuna makeups v12  7 male (300L)
Makeup: Pin Me Down Tili in black, Cheeks
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)

Giza Plateau: Kalopsia Pyramid Flat [mesh]
Footprints: Shax Homes & iNteriors -SHN- Snow Prints Straight [mesh](75L)
Land: Studio Skye Skye Land Forms Snow 64m Flat [mesh](199L)

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Necrotize: The Laughing Aliens

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STORYLINE: The Guardian wrapped his arm around his best spy and laughed. "Wonderful work, Agent Tri, the humans are running away! Did you hear how loud that last one screamed when my children hatched?" The aliens both roared with laughter. "You were correct, Tri. the Hairless Apes could not be reasoned with, none of our numerous warnings to avoid the Plague Nebula were heeded. Terror is the only true language lower lifeforms understand. I will pass this valuable information to the Queen should we have any trouble with Terrians again."

Happy Alien Celebration Day! Well, in their corner of the universe anyway. lol This big Necrotize finale today was inspired by the BeSpoke Centipede mesh head and the idea I had for the series. I hope you enjoyed it! Aarya is here with me as we collaborated at break neck speed on the last Team Blogger Bat image. Head over to her blog for more details on what she is wearing. For the Centipede head, I took the alien's look in a radically different direction. I added teeth, and tongue. The glasses and crown are by Evil Baby. I really wanted to use the Static Hexxus hands, so I pulled a little trick so I could, I wore Maitreya hand on Jake body and hid the seam with the A&Y arm Boosters. (UPDATE: Static has added male fits and flat chest to Hexxus, you can find it on the marketplace, link included below) The Tail on the left is Ambix's Serrated Tail. And the cool statue in the back is Zone88's Cyborg Escape. 

On him, Alien King:
Head, skin, eyes: BeSpoke  Centipede - Gothic Burgandy [mesh](Necrotize)(600L)
Crown: Evil Baby Biomechanic Headpiece [mesh](Necrotize)(349L)
Glasses: Evil Baby Biomechanical Glasses [mesh](Necrotize)(199L)
Tail: AMBIX Serrated Tail [Bento] [mesh](Necrotize)(599L)
Hand goo: Static Hexxus Symbiote {Black} Claw - Male Maitreya [mesh](Necrotize)(450L)
Armbands: A&Y Cyber Bunker Arm Booster Male[mesh](390L)
Coat: A&Y Cyber Bunker NJ Cyber Coat (Jake) - Black [mesh](390L)
Top, pants: L'Emporio&PL Perseo Space Suit, Black [mesh](430L)
Teeth: [ni.Ju] Flesh Eater Teeth [mesh](50L)
Tongue: [Pirocious] Akaname Tongue [mesh](199L)
Legs: Ghoul Orochi Legs - JAKE - Ghoul Glossy [mesh](399L)
Hands: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [BOM] [mesh](2750L)
Body: Belleza Jake 3.0 Bento Mesh Body  [mesh](2999L)
Pose: Inertia Loiter

On her, Alien Spy:
To see Aarya Phantomhive's complete stylecard and continuing story, go to: Dark Phantom Blog
Helmet: Level 9 Xino Helmet [mesh](Necrotize)(500L)
Outfit: Normandy Hibernation Suit [mesh](Necrotize)(450L)
Collar implant: SOLE SA - CL-Joint tech, White[mesh](Necrotize)(299L)
Boots: Cubic Cherry Orici [mesh](Necrotize)(275L)

Statue: ZONE88 Escape Cyborg [mesh](Necrotize)(488L)
Eggs: torment bilu egg [mesh](Necrotize)(100L)
Cityscape: Strange Merchant Light City [mesh](Beauty60)(60L)

Thanks for your help, Aarya!

Friday, November 19, 2021

Necrotize: The Pest Patrol

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STORYLINE: Lieutenant Gooch was a hired mercenary for a very dirty job, -- the Pest Patrol for the Scheol Nebula Outpost 943. He threw the last noxious alien egg he found on the ground. The slime was all over this fingers. He angrily tried to wipe it off and called his commanding officer. “If you send me on one more damn mission investigate space herpes, I quit!" A faux friendly voice responded, "Buddy..., buddy, calm down. You’re not the first solider who threatened to desert, why do you think we took your passport? No passport, No travel." Gooch roared and threw his communicator against the brick wall with such force, it shattered on impact. He sunk down in the chair, defeated. "This is bad.” The strange purple egg at his foot began to vibrate and shake. He looked down and saw seams on the slimy thing begin to split open. “VERY bad.”

Continuing in my mini series for Necrotize, Gooch was inspired by Cyber Goth and Aliens elements. The Raxlas back claws are bento by DeadBoy and have a texture hud. The gasmask by Psycho Byts  also includes a texture hud with many options to change the look of the mask. The shoulder armor by Dreamcatcher non-rigged and mod and you can change the texture of the metal and blood. And once more I am using the fun Petrichor Syrre eyes that have great alien type textures. In the setting is the Level 9 Xino Helmet that really change its colors and looks from Xenomorph, to Squid Game, to Oni or Samurai. And the eggs are by Torment which come with a little alien inside and textures options. If you haven't been to Necrotize yet, hurry hurry. It will be ending this weekend!

On Him, Lieutenant Gooch:
Appendages: The DeadBoy Raxlas Claws Bento [mesh](Necrotize)(450L)
Facemask: PSYCHO:Byts PAZUZU RESPIRATOR [mesh](Necrotize)(350L)
Shoulder pads: DREAMCATCHER Necromancer's shoulder pads [mesh](Necrotize)(299L)
Eyes: Petrichor :[P]:- Syrre Eye v.1.2 [mesh](Necrotize)(399L)
Pants: RIOT Birds of Prey pants black [mesh](past gacha)
Gloves: Contraption Dapper Dandy's Gloves [mesh](350L)
Top: Contraption Roamer's Top SUNDOWN [mesh](350L)
Hair: No_Match NO.LIME male [mesh](200L)
Boots: Lapointe Bastchild L&B Malefit Swear Patrol Combat Boot [mesh](849L)
Skin: Kooqla Knight of Rose - silver (990L)
Eyelid: Izzie's Eyelid Changer Monolid [BOM](149L)
Tattoo: Izzie's Neck Blender 01 [BOM](149L)
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Pose: [3M]**_chair5_1 (40L)

Helmet: Level 9 Xino Helmet [mesh](Necrotize)(500L)
Eggs: torment bilu egg [mesh](Necrotize)(100L)
Chair: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Un hommage a HR Giger [mesh](395L)
Skybox: ANTINATURAL[+] Post-Human Meeting Point [mesh](past gacha)

Thanks for your help Aarya!

Monday, November 15, 2021

Necrotize: Synthetic B.U.G.

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STORYLINE: The Weyland-Yutani Corporation was growing tired of the numerous disruptions to the Inter-Planetary Commerce around the Scheol Nebula. Yes, yes, they knew there were going to be occasional pirates, this was getting ridiculous. That's why they unleashed their own secret weapon, a marvelous miniature Synthetic creation, a Biomechanical Unicode Gynoid, or B.U.G. Its mission was to destroy the enemy ship's AI.

One of amazing creations at Necrotize this round is the Oomukade Centipede tail by Aii&Ego. It comes in Bento or Animesh, and a hud with many texture and color possibilities. Touch the tail to change its animations. Good for aliens, bugs, and youkai!  Also shown on the upper chest, is the CL Joint implant by SOLE that can add an extra cyber touch to your outfits.

On the Synthetic B.U.G.:
Tail: Aii&Ego Oomukade Centipede Animesh Body [mesh](Necrotize)(1500L)
Collar implant: SOLE SA - CL-Joint tech, White[mesh](Necrotize)(299L)
Corset: Fika Chassis Augmentation [mesh](700L)
Arms: Contraption SP1NDL Prosthetic arm [mesh](500L)
Wings: HARO Wasp Wings Long [Animesh](500L)
Antenna: HARO Wasp Antennae [mesh](gift)
Head, eyes: Aii Arachnia Head [mesh](99L)
Bodysuit: Graves G242 Mainframe - White - male [BOM](460L)
Effect: DevinVaughn System Error Code Containment Shield
Hair: No_Match NO_TENDERNESS [mesh](group gift)
Collar: A&Y Lorna Leather Collar, Red 06 [mesh](past gacha)
Armband: SOLE GRPE - CArm White [mesh](past gacha)
Cheek Implant: SOLE SA - CK implant (White) [mesh](past gacha)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Editorial Laying, Underwater  [mesh](past gacha)
Horns: Lovely Alien Seer Horns [mesh]
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [BOM] [mesh](2750L)

Monday, November 8, 2021

Necrotize: Incubation

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STORYLINE: Crewmen Stephan couldn't shake the feeling he was being watched. The cargo freighter USS Charon was dead in the water near the Scheol Nebula. Unless he could find the problem and make the necessary repairs, he was stuck until help arrived. And since that could take years, it was up to him to fix it, no matter how much his skin crawled as he ventured deeper and deeper into the heart of the dilapidated spaceship. His stomach growled angrily. He hadn't been feeling well since he ate that lousy dinner on a passing freighter a month ago. "Never Again," he swore under his breath. No sooner had he opened a hatch in the floor, then something flew out and attached itself to his face. He screamed and clawed at it, gagging and thrashing wildly. Something going down his throat! But it was too late, a paralytic venom was already slowing his movements. His vision was blurred as a dark shape loomed over him. It knelt beside him, saying “Shhh, shhh..." and stroking his hair. Tears rolled down his eyes. What was it? It looked alien, but human too. The creature’s sharp claws were caressing him like a pet. "I know it hurts, my poison will kill the foreign food-born egg growing inside you." His limp body was picked up like he weighed nothing. The alien carried him to a hole melted in the ship's hull, and judging from the leaking fuel lines, this was most likely the cause of the engine failure. Another ship was attached outside. It's black surface gleamed and seemed alive with pulsing green goo in its biomechanical veins. "We are going to a safe place," his capturer said, "Nothing will ever hurt you again as long as you are with me."

ALIENS! HORROR! Necrotize is a unique event full of things to haunt your nightmares. This image was inspired by the tale of Hades and Persephone with an Aliens twist. On the Alien is the super cool Giger outfit by Somnium. It comes with an infection BOM tattoo which I combined with the Human Glitch Ncthr tattoo. The haunted Syrre Eyes are by Petrichor and have so many options, its great. Poor Stephan is wearing the Krova Animesh Facehugger, and Antaya Incubator attachment. I discovered it works on male and female avis that wear a layer alpha. His outfit is Orther by Asteroidbox. It has support for many mesh bodies, male, female, and the Mait flat like I used here. The gorgeous setting is Level 03 by Varonis. All these awesome items are at Necrotize, and there are gifts too in the Green Eggs.

On him, Crewman Stephan:
Outfit: AsteroidBox Orther Outfit - Mait Flat [mesh](Necrotize)(289L)
Facehugger: KROVA Fleshbug green [mesh](Necrotize)(350L)
Belly: ANTAYA Incubator [mesh](Necrotize)(299L)
Gloves: Contraption Dapper Dandy's Gloves [mesh](350L)
Hair: No_Match NO_TENDERNESS [mesh](group gift)
Tattoo: The White Crow [TWC]- Your tears -Black- 
Skin: Tableau Vivant Rays Skin - Tone 03 - natural [BOM]
Mesh head: Raven Bell  BJD Bento Head James // OMEGA-UV [mesh] (2000L)
Chest: [V-Tech] Boi Chest Mod - Maitreya [BOM](499L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara  [BOM] [mesh](2750L)

On him, Xeno Hades:
Outfit: Somnium Giger - Black -  [mesh](Necrotize)(450L)
Tattoo: Human Glitch NCTHR tattoo white tintable [BOM](Necrotize)(399L)
Eyes: Petrichor :[P]:- Syrre Eye v.1.2  [mesh](Necrotize)(399L)
Claws: L'Emporio&PL Oblio Vampire Claws male [mesh](350L)
Tail: Aii Daemonium Tail [mesh](400L)
Underpants: BareRose ::: B@R ::: Cavalier Noir Optional Underpants [BOM](150L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Ryan Sent to destroy 4 [BOM]
Mesh head: Raven Bell  BJD Bento Head James // OMEGA-UV [mesh] (2000L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: F*cking Ninjas FN Hades and Persephone, edited (50L)

Skybox: VARONIS "Level 03" Backdrop [mesh](Necrotize)(449L)

Thanks for your help, Aarya!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Engine Room: After-Hours Gossip

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STORYLINE: “No no,” the Newspaper Delivery Guy said, “I heard it was a secret society behind the Earthquakes.” His incredulous friend, the Barista of Steam Beans, laughed and slapped him on the arm. “For a newsman, you sure do love your fancy conspiracy stories!” He huffed, “It’s not a conspiracy story if its a real conspiracy!” She shook her head and poured gain alcohol on a napkin and dabbed his face with it. “Ouch,” he jumped. “So tell me, you big baby," she smiled, "how you really got those nasty gashes on your face?” He blushed with her so close to him, tending his wounds. “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.” She gave him The Look. “Fine, fine. I saw a comet hit the ground, buildings fell, and people running out of that Secret Society building I told you about. One of them was screaming back to others still inside, “Lord, he’s coming! Reset it! Reset it!” She was leaning in on his every word, “and then?” He shifted nervous, “I saw a giant emerge from the crater. He was twice, no four times as tall as me. He looked really pissed. And he held a great sword. But get this, it was on fire!” She had that skeptical look on her face once more, "And then what?” "Nothing," he shrugged sheepishly. "Nothing?" ...“Ok fine, I ran! You would have run too if you were there!" She laughed, "Don't tell me, you tripped on a stack of newspapers, and hit the railing with your face." He looked away and blushed. "Oh shit, you did! Poor baby," she pet his arm. He yanked it back, "Nuh uh! I fought that big Angel barehanded and kicked his huge big ass!" She chuckled and shook her head. 

Head over to the Engine Room for steam coolness and gifts, today is the last day! A gallery of products can be seen here:

On Him, the Newspaper Boy:
Shirt: oni vintage man grey Jake/Legacy [mesh](Engine Room)(300L)
Hat: Deadwool Newsboy hat "1920" herring light [mesh](Engine Room)(120L)
Tattoo face: Broadwing B.W. Mechaneer Wound, Scar [mesh](Engine Room)(200L)
Tattoo: Clemmm Wretched Arms Black [BOM]
Pants: TheShops PANTS Legacy m Chinos Black(bundled with mesh body)
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)

On Her, the Barista:
To see Aarya Phantomhive's complete stylecard and continuing story, go to: Dark Phantom Blog
Dress: Insomnia Angel Francesca dress Blouse Mpetite [mesh](Engine Room)(350L)
Boots: Eudora3D Ylva Boots (Legacy) [mesh](Engine Room)(399L)
Earring: Arts & Gear *AG* Steam earrings [mesh](Engine Room)(180L)
Hat: Wicca's Originals  Engine Room Gift Wickham Hat [mesh](Engine Room)(gift)

Cafe set: Kumagami KMGM Steam Beans Cafe [mesh](Engine Room)(398L)
Hanging Plant: Architect Airship Plant [mesh](Engine Room)(275L)
Hanging Light: Air Light_Anniversary gift for CCB_Light [mesh]
Bottles: Apple Fall Argentinian Malbec [mesh](gift)
Newspaper: Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper [mesh](100L)
Glasses: Apple Fall Wine Glasses [mesh](gift)
Desk Lamp: 22769 [bauwerk] Petroleum Lamp [mesh]
Posters: Noctis barber shop posters
Skybox: TROPIX Vintage Room 01 [mesh](275L)
Poses: ExclusiveShop Bar [mesh](1950L)

Thanks for your help, Aarya!