Saturday, August 15, 2020

Aengima: Dreadful Depths: Captain Nemo

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STORYLINE: The mournful sounds of a pipe organ reverberated throughout the metal hull of the Nautilus. Captain Nemo's sour mood was made obvious to all. His submersible ship lay sunk on the ocean floor, wounded by a Kraken attack. They had been so close to finding the lost city of Atlantis! It was frustrating. But Captain Nemo could not be so easily defeated. They would make the necessary repairs and be underway on the hunt in less than a week. 

Dive! Dive! Dive!  Last call for the fun underwater steampunk round of Aengima. This image is of course a little homage to the 2000 Leagues Under the Sea. I was inspired by so many great items. The beautiful La Malvada Muder tattoo is lovely and full of interesting water themed elements. The Hat is by KiB designer, and Eyepath and Goatee by Badwolf. From Graveyard is the walking cane. And from Static are the whimsical animesh  Nightmariner Lanterns. They are so fun to watch, but also come in a hold version and static props.

On Him, Captain Nemo:
Tattoo: La Malvada Mujer Kairos Tattoo N2 [BOM](Aengima)(200L)
Hat: KiB Designs Steampunk Hat and mask K073 BROWN(Aengima)(199L )
Eyepatch: Badwolf Damned Eyepatch(Aengima)(200L)
Iron Goatee: Badwolf Evil Goatee(Aengima)(250L)
Belt: Gabriel ::GB:: Sp Belt (Legacy) Brown, gacha [mesh] (Equal10)(75L)
Gloves: Gabriel::GB:: SP Gloves (Legacy) Brown, gacha [mesh] (Equal10)(75L)
Pants and boots: Gabriel ::GB:: SP Pants (Legacy) Brown, gacha [mesh] (Equal10)(75L)
Coat, scarf: Mr Poet Drape GreatCoat set - Black  [mesh](400L)
Belt: BareRose ::: B@R ::: Pirate Emperor Red Sash Shirt[BOM](185L)
Beard: Tableau Vivant Facial hair - Jawline - Dark [BOM]
Hair: Action Hair Base 04 Veganic Espresso [BOM](107L)
Skin, eyes: Fallen Gods Materica male +FGInc.+ RUST [mesh](1200L)
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: [3M]**_chair5_1 (40L)

Lantern: Static Nightmariner's Lamp [Animesh](Aengima)(395L)
Walking Cane: Graveyard Corsair Cane [mesh](Aengima)(250L)
Organ: LunaRosarie L+R Lucia eleison -organ [mesh](2000L)

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Mainfame: Cyber Idol Bodyguard

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STORYLINE: The siren of Insilico, Ferah, had a little stalker problem. But that was before she hired a nearly indestructible SAW 655 cyborg. No one dared get close to her now when he was on the job. 

Aarya and I teamed up for this last Mainframe shot. It's always so much fun collaborating with her. We bounced ideas, coordinated on camera angles, poses and windlights. She took the pictures and I edited in photoshop a blend of 5 windlights while she was sleeping. Then I shot Insilico to drop in a background and sent her the pieces to use however she wishes. Hey, its so true "Two Heads are better than one." I hope we can team up again in the future.

Let me just tell you this.. the cinphul Mongrel Saw is badass. It has many moving parts. No one will come near you, but be careful you don't slice off a leg or anything. lol  I am also wearing the helmet by Ghost Bullet + Sugerhigh. its mod so you edit the shape and drop in tints. The Butanik83 Wings have on are actually a tail. I know, I'm crazy. But its so cool I wanted to show it. The pants are by Inkrane and come with alpha hud to change texture and alpha out the lower area with socks, for a better fit with boots. Aarya will tell you more about what she is wearing on her blog, you can see it here: Dark Phantom 

On him, bodyguard SAW 655:
Helmet: Ghost Bullet + Sugarhigh SK helmet fatpack [mesh](Mainframe)(100L)
Wings: Butanik83 Tail of ONAGA [mesh](Mainframe)(200L)
Weapons: cinphul Mongrel Saw[mesh](Mainframe)(349L)
Pants: Inkrave Edge Runner Trousers [mesh](Mainframe)(525L)
Collar: SOLE 10 TIME RIFTER Collor Red, gacha [mesh](75L)
Collar: SOLE SA - Collar Mk.1 Black [mesh](799L)
Armband: SOLE GRPE - CArm White, gacha [mesh](75L)
Skin, head applier: Fallen Gods Legacy of Maul, male skin Coal TMP [BOM](990L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body, skin: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: yzk mens pose 4 hero2

On her, cyber idol Ferah:
Guest Appearance: Aarya Phantomhive of the Dark Phantom blog
Dress: ERSCH Daela Dress black [mesh](Mainframe)(310L)
Wings: AMBIX Plasmorphic Holowing [mesh](Mainframe)(599L)
For a complete stylecard and more of this storyline, visit the Dark Phantom blog here.

Pod: Cerridwens Cauldron [CC] XB Pod Black/High Res Textures [mesh](Mainframe)(250L)


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Mainframe: The Shipping Drones

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STORYLINE: The Wasp Virus was raging in the Mainframe. Highly developed Cyborgs were locked in hibernation mode. How would the mail get through? Enter an unexpected hero… an old series Solares Cargo Drone. It would be up to little drones keep things running until the contagion could be purged from the system.

So many awesome cyber goodies at Mainframe. I just love this genre. This image was inspired by current events, the Cerridwens Cauldron XB Pod, and the cute Solares Cargo Drone. The XB Pod has poses in it, and you can touch the LED screens to trigger an animation or open the pod door. Cerridwens Cauldron also has a matching free planter at the event. The Solares Cargo drone can change to different colors and themes, and it will seamlessly busy itself picking up boxes and delivering them. The gorgeous Hydra Mask is by Lanevo. The fatpack comes with a hud that can change the textures on all its many parts and adjust the transparency on the face. It also has has a bangs hairstyle that will fit nicely inside the mask. The Power Chip is from a gacha by Astara. Its face is animated and you can change its display colors. The Bionic necklace by L'Emporio&PL also includes a texture hud to customize it. I am wearing the new Athletic Legacy mesh body by TheShops. Its so nicely made, and pitch perfect for my style. The downside is there are currently no clothes or accessories for it, or deformers. But I found the A&Y Arm Boosters for Gianni fit pretty well. The unrigged muffler by Krova was easy to adjust. And... my most daring clothing attempt is super cool Cryo Chest by Wicca's Originals at Mainframe. Its made for Maitreya, but as long as I have no lower half... its no trouble. lol

On him, Shipping Drone Hydra:
Helmet: LANEVO HYDRA MASK fatpack [mesh](Mainframe)(780L)
Waist: Wicca's Originals Cryo Chest Maitreya [mesh](Mainframe)(599L)
Powerchip: Astara Chip-n0Mix Power Chip, gacha [mesh](Mainframe)(25L)
Necklace: L'Emporio&PL Bionic Necklace Male [mesh](Mainframe)(350L)
Armbands: A&Y Cyber Bunke Arm Booster Male[mesh](390L)
Muffler: KROVA Muffler [mesh](150L)
Body, skin: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)

Pod: Cerridwens Cauldron [CC] XB Pod White/Low Res Textures [mesh](Mainframe)(250L)
Cargo Drone & Crates: Solares Cargo Drone, Crates animated [mesh](Mainframe)(409L)

Horizons - stage 5

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Wizarding Faire 2020: The Substitute Teacher

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STORYLINE: The class had been murmuring. The Professor for Defense Against the Dark Arts was late. He was never late. Did something bad happen to him? Speculation was rampant until a dramatic kick to open the door made them all spin in their seats towards someone they had never seen before. She had wild disheveled hair, and a spiteful glare. " 'ello Dearies. Care to learn 'ow to not get owned in a duel like Professor Musty Pants?" Fennimore's jaw dropped. Was she a substitute teacher, ....or the reason the professor was missing?

The Wizarding Faire is ending soon. This post was inspired by the Dueling Skybox by Pitaya, the Dueling Wand and hud system by Nishi, dueling pose by Lulustuff, and the Artemis Dress by Altair.  I imagined someone like Bellatrix LeStrange teaching Dueling. Also shown are Thor Wizarding Class set, Random Matters Precarious Plants books, and Foxwood's kitty and Cauldron.

On Her, The Substitute Teacher:
Dress: ALTAIR artemis dress, pink black maitreya [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(320L)
Wand: Nishi Vine Wand Light, and Nishi magic wand system [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(299L)
Boots: CULT Sora Boot, Maitreya [mesh](269L)
Bloomers: Insomnia Angel ichigo spirit bloomers noir, gacha [mesh]
Glasses: ContraptioN The Tinkerer's Glasses, gacha [mesh]
Rings: Swallow Maitreya Egypt Bento Rings [mesh](450L)
Hair: Exile Windsong, naturals [mesh](280L)
Eyes: FATE Oculi - Realistic Dilation Mesh Eyes [mesh](350L)
Tongue: 6DOO bento basic tongue thin front [mesh](150L)
Lips: La Malvada Mujer Lady Ketamine Lips, applier (99L)
Makeup: La Malvada Mujer Goddess Kiss, applier
Stockings: Violent Seduction Hemera Stockings Black, applier (75L)
Top: Curious Kitties Sakura Fishnet Top [BOM](gift)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Noctis skin - bald -Tone 01 [BOM]
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara  [BOM] [mesh](2750L)
Pose: Lulustuff Lumos Solem Pose, bento Immobulus03 (Wizarding Faire)(75L)

Skybox: PITAYA Magic Practice Skyebox NATURAL [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(467L)
Cat: Foxwood Floofy Kitty - Light [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(350L)
Cauldron: Foxwood Moon Cauldron [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(250L)
Desk, clutter: Thor Wizarding Class set [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(589L)
Books: random matter Precarious Plants set [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(460L)
Armor: Death Row 25.DRD MB knight decor, Mystic Bastion, gacha [mesh](45L / full set 3750L)

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Wizarding Faire 2020: First Day of School

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STORYLINE: Fennimore's parents told him he had to take his little cousin Willow with him to Hogwarts. She was shy and worried about getting lost in the train station. When he didn't offer his hand for her to hold, she held onto his shirt tail instead. "I'm going to be in Ravenclaw too, Fenny!" she shouted over the busy noise. "We can have lunch and dinner together everyday!" But he could hardly stay mad at her. When he disappeared into the wall at platform 9 3/4, she gasped. Her eyes shone brightlyIt reminded him of his first time going to Hogwarts. Maybe it wouldn't hurt to help her out.

Wizarding Faire is so full of good stuff to inspire, it can be hard to pick a theme! The First Day of School was inspired by the Luggage carts from Sari-Sari and the animesh Howler letter from Guhit x Salemi. Willow's outfit from the Ersch Harriet Gacha, and necklace by Oxide. Fennimore is wearing the Wand Armband and potions book by Hopscotch, and his unhappy owl friend from gacha by Yokai.

On Her, Willow:
Dress: ERSCH Lara Dress RARE, Harriet gacha [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(75L)
Earring: ERSCH earrings broom, Harriet gacha [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(75L)
Eyepatch: ERSCH eyepatch RARE, Harriet gacha [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(75L)
Hat: ERSCH hat RARE, Harriet gacha [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(75L)
Necklace: ERSCH necklace, Harriet gacha [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(75L)
Letter: Guhit x Salem Magical Howler & Envelope [Animesh](Wizarding Faire)(300L)
Necklace: OXIDE Enchant Amulet [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(149L)
Hair: KURURU [KRR] Aria Hair, monochromes [mesh](299L)
Boots: Cute or Die! [CoD!] Vampire Academy Boots Maitreya) [mesh](299L)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes - Denim [mesh](150L)
Head: SOMEMORE SaeBom Mesh Head - 09, gacha [mesh]
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara  [BOM] [mesh](2750L)

On Him, Fennimore:
Book: HopScotch Potions to go - Book [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(150L)
Armband: HopScotch Wand Holster Mesh [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(200L)
Top: Mossu Sean Cardigan - Blue - Legacy [mesh](349L)
Shoes: Deadwool  Dandy shoes - fitted - black/silver wingtip [mesh](360L)
Socks: Deadwool Dandy socks plain (for shoes) [mesh](150L)
Pants: S O R G O ButlerPants (forShirt+Belt) / DARK [mesh]
Hair: Dura 2018 Group gift Hair [mesh](gift)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes - Denim [mesh](150L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Femboy Hunt 2012 exclusive [BOM]
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body, skin: TheShops [BODY] Legacy (m) (1.2) [mesh](5500L)

Cart, Pose: Sari-Sari Porter's Trolley, Luggage Cart [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(499L)
Owl: YOKAI 1 Owl Magic School Magic Owl Cage RARE, gacha [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(50L)


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Aengima: Dreadful Depths: Reach of the Octopus

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STORYLINE: Hidden in the dark, a dangerous stealthy predator waited, his many tentacles coiled ready to snatch his prey out of the open ocean. He was about to take down a Great White Shark that dared to stray into his territory when suddenly a school of tiny female Dumbo Octopus surrounded him. He waved his arms to shoo them away, but the girls seemed to be quite smitten with him, latching on him with their tiny cute little arms. But one of them was too nervous and accidentally inked. She was so embarrassed she hid in his coils.

Night of the Tentacle! This post was inspired by the animesh Tentacle prosthetics by Clover at the Mainframe event, and the many goodies at Aengima: Dreadful Depths. The tentacle themed tattoo is by Lilthe. The bubbles and adorable Dumbo Octopus is by Naminoke. From Gorsimi is the face makeup and tentacle necklace. Other tentacle themed goodies, from Immersion are the bento hand membranes, and Octopus hair by Weather or Not.

On Him, The Octopus:
Pets: Clover Tentacle prosthetics [mesh](Mainframe)(399L)
Tattoo: Lilithe Scylla Tattoos - Faded [BOM](Aengima)(250L)
Tongue: unstable Eldrich's Curse [Animmesh](Aengima)(250L)
Pet: Naminoke *N*Dumbo Octopus, Bubble blues [mesh](Aengima)(333L)
Makeup: Gorsimi Nar Mattaru <Nar> Sea Witch {Black} [BOM](Aengima)(325L)
Necklace: Gorsimi Tentakkel Necklace [mesh](Aengima)(350L)
Materials: THIS IS WRONG Wire (male pack)(399L)
Membrane: Immersion Remnant of Araushnee Hand Membrane gianni[mesh]
Cloth: Noche Tyler Loin Cloth Black [mesh](249L)
Hair: Weather or Not <!WorN?> Octohairs matte seagreen [mesh](265L)
Claws: L'Emporio&PL Oblio Vampire Claws male [mesh](350L)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Editorial Laying, gacha [mesh](75L)
Eyes: antielle Mermaid Eyes Blue [mesh]
Skin: Kooqla Malus - Sea [BOM]
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Signature Gianni - Mesh Body [mesh](3500L)
Pose: KAMI-HITOE :KH: mermaid pose 24 (350L)