Saturday, April 25, 2020

Engine Room: The Night Fliers

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STORYLINE: It was risky flying night time bombing runs over Berlin. Sure, the cover of night would protect the bombers but the bombs rarely landed on their intended industrial targets. Faced with this problem, Winston Churchill had an idea. He called the leader of his secret new ally for help, the Children of the Night. This is how the Crimson Bat rose to fame in the newly formed Vampire Nation. He had been a smuggler working in the Pacific with a stolen Zero, and now he was the leader of the Night Fliers, the fighter escort for the nocturnal Allied bombing raids.

This post was inspired by the Deiselpunk elements at the 2nd round of the Engine Room. This round is even larger than the first, and stuffed with amazing and creative quality items. Don’t miss it! The hat by Ungod comes in brown or black, with wrench emblem or not. The Bomber jacket by Krankhaus has fits for major bodies in both mainstream and anime styles. It has a hud to change the change the textures of many separate texture zones. To add a little more of a vampire twist to the outfit, I used the bat barrettes by Cae and earring by Supernatural like medals for a vampire airman. Lol The eyepatch is from the Military Girl gacha by Silvery K. The pants are a gacha from Riot, Bird of Prey. I wanted a unform looking top to go under the jacket, and found a great solution in the Perseo Space suit by L’Emporio&SL. Adding a bit more DieselPunk elements are the headphone by the forge and belt by Deathrow. The Gloves are by Contraption, and undersuit by Blue Falcon Industries. I had a very hard time finding a plane, thats how I ended up with a Zero instead of a B-17 Flying Fortress. HaroMotors has a lovely Zero with well made insides and outsides, and a very hud with many capabilities.

MAY 4 UPDATE: After a week of waiting, a dead monitor was confirmed to be problem. However the replacement monitor is defective. A new new-monitor will arrive May 13th. Meanwhile, here is my attempt to power-on despite the woe... Enjoy some DeiselPunk from the Engine Room! Its Half-time now, with new releases and gifts!

On him, The Crimson Bat of Night Fliers:
Hat: Ungod Iron Legion Cap [mesh] (Engine Room)(149L)
Jacket: Krankhaus Airman Jacket, Jake [mesh](Engine Room)(200L)
Top: L'Emporio&PL Perseo Space Suit, Black [mesh](430L)
Belt: Deathrow DRD Steampunk Belt [mesh](175L)
Headset: The Forge Aviator Headset steel, Head Units gacha [mesh](75L)
Bodysuit: Blue Falcon Industries Armored Undersuit, light (300L)
Medals: Cae Trick or Treat Barrettes - Set 1[mesh](325L)
Pants: RIOT Birds of Prey pants black, gacha [mesh](50L)
Eyepatch: Silvery K Military Girl(Eyepatch Silver)13, gacha [mesh](80L)
Gloves: ContraptioN Dapper Dandy's Gloves [mesh](350L)
Boots: Lapointe Bastchild L&B Swear "Drift Mesh" Leather Jacket Outfit - Mens [mesh]
Medal: Supernatural Natasha Septum Silver #6, gacha [mesh]
Medal: Supernatural Natasha Septum Silver #9, gacha [mesh]
Eyes: S0NG Sublime Eye, Vampire Eye [mesh](50L)
Eyeliner: Lovely Disarray The Guyliners : Slept in [BOM](110L)
Scar: Usagi Cafe Usagi Cafe hunt item #4 [BOM]
Hair: Action Hair Base 04 Veganic - Snow [BOM](107L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Noctis skin - bald -Tone 01[BOM]
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Belleza Jake 2.0 Bento Mesh Body  [mesh](2999L)
Pose: [3M] standing2_m_001_1

Plane: HaruMotors HM A6M2b-Kaga [mesh](2500L)

Tulagi Seaport & WWII Central [VICE]

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Aenigma (Madness) : The Cheshire Cat

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STORYLINE: Alice: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"  Cheshire: "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." Alice: "I don't much care where."  Cheshire: "Then it doesn't matter which way you go." - Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

The Cheshire Cat in the The Bearded Guy's backdrop inspired this image along with the Tea Party Bento pose chair and table by Wet Cat. In the background, are the Whimsical mushrooms by Celeste. All times from the Madness round of Aenigma.  Over at Neo-Japan, is this awesome SUPER LONG hair by Raven Bell. It looks amazing. There 2 texture zones, inside and outside. And since it's mod, you can add a fun glow to the inside like I did here. The hair comes in fits for women, and fits for men. As you can see above, it can even tuck under you when you are sitting. I think I will be wearing it to death along with the L'Emporio&PL vampires claws. I loved them so much, I got matching Damned Claws for the feet.

On him, The Cheshire Cat:
Hair: Raven Bell Rain Hair, gradients [mesh] (Neo Japan)(250L)
Face chain: RichB Navia Face Chain [mesh](Aenigma)(350L)
Claws: L'Emporio&PL Oblio Vampire Claws Jake m. [mesh](Aenigma)(350L)
Claws: L'Emporio&PL Damned Claws For Feet-B. Jake V2.0.BENTO-V2 [mesh](340L)
Jacket, Pants: xJAx Jake Straight Jacket, Pants [mesh]
Fangs, tattoo: Gauze Nightmare  - Fangy [BOM](150L)
Ears: Murder of Ravens [M.O.R] scruffy cat ears [Bento][mesh](75L)
Collar: Artificial Hallucination +AH+ Belt Collar male [mesh](246L)
Tattoo: Catseye Tattoo "Tiger Print" + Omega Appliers  [BOM](99L)
Eyeliner: Lovely Disarray The Guyliners : Watchful Eye  [BOM]
Tattoo: Pink Fuel [PF] <All Tones> - BOM - Remove Nail Layers [BOM](1L)
Lip: random.Matter Glossy Chapstick - Mercury  [BOM]
Skin: Tableau Vivant Adam skin - no eyebrows - Tone 15 [BOM]
Eyes: FATE Oculi Cateye v1.0 [mesh](coming soon)
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Belleza Jake 2.0 Bento Mesh Body  [mesh](2999L)

Chair, pose, table: WetCat A Little Mad Chair Prop, Bento [mesh](Aenigma)(280L)
Mushrooms: CELESTE Fantasy Mushrooms Fatpack [mesh](Aenigma)(249L)
Skybox: The Bearded Guy This is Madness Backdrop [mesh](Aenigma)(199L)
Tree: The Looking Glass TLG - The Shrine Tree Tapestry Tree Pink [mesh](350L)
Tree: The Looking Glass TLG - The Shrine Tree Tapestry Tree Teal [mesh](350L)
Tree: The Looking Glass TLG - The Shrine Tree Tapestry Tree Green [mesh](350L)
Tree: Lunaria Garden Party Tree [mesh](150L)
Skybox: Vicious Decay Down The Rabbit Hole [mesh](45L)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Aenigma (Madness) : Off with their heads!

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STORYLINE: The Prince of Hearts was furious with his mother. The Queen never listened to him. He warned her there was a swarm of Jabberwocks coming to infest Wonderland. He offered simple solutions to deal with the problem, but she refused to listen to him. She cared more about her popularity with the card soldiers, or how many heart-shaped rubies she amassed. He accused her in front of the entire court of being blind. For his crime, she had his left eye plucked out. In a fit of madness, he took out his wrath on her prized roses.

I know these times are tough during the pandemic for everyone. It seems odd to return into SL and try to refocus, but here you go! The image above is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the Shears, and Rose Blindfold at Aenigma (Madness). I used the Animesh shears by Maru Kado. They can be worn to trigger the animation, or used as a prop. It has singles poses and multiple texture options. Matching the shears, is a scraps tattoo texture by The White Crow for face and body, in light and dark, and also lips only. The Blindfold is the next of Silvery K's Cursed Rose line. You can buy it several headband colors, and each comes with a hud to change the textures of vine, rose, and metal.

On Him, the King of Hearts:
Blindfold: Silvery K Rose curse Blindfold black [mesh](Aenigma)(300L)
Shears: Maru Kado snip off the ends Animesh [mesh](Aenigma)(350L)
Tattoo: The White Crow -[TWC]- Need Therapy (Aenigma)(450L)
Hair: RavenBell Azren Hair, Solids [mesh](350L)
Earring: MINDS Playing Cards Earring heart, gacha [mesh](50L)
Collar: Junbug The London Ruff Black [mesh](295L)
Collar: Silvery K Neck Corset Mesh Black [mesh](150L)
Coat: Curio Obscura Luxurious Fur Coat Dalmatian RARE, gacha [mesh] (100L)
Pants: RIOT Syrio Men's Leggings - Belleza Jake [mesh](199L)
Gloves: APHORISM Leather Gloves Finger Black unrigged, RARE, gacha [mesh](50L)
Crown: Violent Seduction Madame Chevaliere Crown Red, gacha [mesh](75L)
Crown: SWaGGa Crown of Thorns [mesh]
Eye makeup: Izzie's Eyelid Changer Monolid LAQ [BOM] (149L)
Skin: KOOQLA The Knight of the Rose (BOM)
Ears: Mandala STEKING_EARS_Season5 [mesh](697L)
Eyes: FATE Oculi v0.9.7 [mesh](coming soon)
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Belleza Jake 2.0 Bento Mesh Body  [mesh](2999L)
Pose: [3M]**_chair5_1 (40L)

Chess: Apple Fall Apple Fall Garden Chess Board [mesh](350L)
Hedge: Botanical Seasonal Boxwood Hedge [mesh](500L)
Roses: Mesh Plants Rose Bush Pack [mesh](280L)
Roses: Mesh Plants Climbing Rose Pack [mesh](180L)
Petals: Luna Rosarie L+R petal storm, gacha [mesh]
Sign: Enchant3D Which Way Sign Post, WAMH [mesh]
Sky: Wess4u Rose Garden 5 stock