Anywhere But Here

Anywhere But Here

 

This place.

This godforsaken town.

Outsiders don’t get it. They never will. Everyone wants to visit but nobody wants to stay. And while it seems lovely and idyllic on the outside, the truth is that there’s little to offer those of us who weren’t born with a silver spoon in our mouths. It’s a lifelong sentence of drudgery and mediocrity. The rich drink their champagne and party while the blue collar families slowly drown. Efforts to revive the city have done little to boost the economy and so we are left waiting, wanting more. Wishing, for the wind to sweep us away to anywhere but here…

(Please note that this RP isn’t associated with the sim. It was just a nice place to take my photograph)

-Kaiden

Hair: Truth (by Truth Hawks) – Zoya (past group gift)
Mesh Head: Catwa (by Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1
Eyes: IKON (by Ikon Innovia) – Charm Eyes – Clarity

Mesh Body: Maitreya (by Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (by Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan

Hands: Slink (by Siddean Munro) – Dynamic Hands V1.3
Jacket: Azuchi (by Sands Leavitt) – Lili Denim Jacket – RARE @ Epiphany
Tank: ADDAMS (by AmaliaRainwood) – Lucila Tank Top
Jeans: Blueberry (by Blueberryxx) – Pizza Jeans
Shoes: Gos (by Gospel Voom) – Karrueche Sandals – Snorkel Blue (group gift)
Pose: FOXCITY (by Satomi Masukami) – Night Owl @ Pose Fair
Location: Asphyxiation

In the end, there is only you and your regrets

First pic and post since spring! It’s good to have the cooler weather and finally be able to use my computer. It’s REALLY good not to be swamped with wedding plans and stress! I’ve been feeling a combination of frustrated, nostalgic, and somewhat bleh lately, so the inspiration for this photo is born out of those feelings. I shouldn’t be down but maybe the newlywed high is over or it’s just that reality is kicking in hard lately. Who knows. At least I can pour some of that into SL and funnel it into creativity.

Regret is a burden you must shoulder alone

Hair: Lelutka (by Thora Charron) – Adriana – Range pack
Mesh Head: Catwa (by Catwa Clip) – Amy V4.9 
Mesh Body: Maitreya (by Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V3.5
Skin appliers: Belleza (by Shyla Diggs) – Jordan – Tan
Tattoo appliers: Para Designs (by Vicky Werefox) – Eclectic 
Jacket: Blueberry (by Blueberryxx) – Asia leather jacket
Top: ISON (by Harry Hyx) – Side lace top – black
Jeans: Blueberry (by Blueberryxx) – Pizza jeans – 
Shoes: R.icielli (by Vilet Troncon) – Lexie heels
Cigarette: RACK poses (by Kirsty Oherlihy) *from ‘You’re going nowhere’ pose set
Pose: DelMay (by Del May) – Weary *adjusted*
Location: Duplicity

Guardian

Guardian

I was chosen from a young age and set on the patch of a warrior. Some become healers, others priests, but, I, I am a guardian. One of only twenty chosen from among our vast people.

Guardians are always watching, waiting, always vigilant. Tasked with protecting our most sacred place – the temple our ancestors built to the gods.

And so I will remain, until I am relieved of my duties due to age or death. This is my calling. This is my life.

Hair: Exile (Kavar Cleanslate) – The Evening Lights – Naturals pack @ Collabor88
Eyes: Ikon (Ikon Innovia) – Promise Eyes – Midnight
Skin: Belleza (Tricky Boucher) – Amber – Tan 2
Body: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V3.5
Ears: MANDALA (kikunosuke Eel) – Simple Elf ears
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Av Enhance V2.3 – Casual
Feet: Slink (Siddean Munro) Av Enhance V2.2 – Flat
Outfit: !gO! (Gocha Merlin) – Takata Camisole & Skirt – Umber @ We ❤ RP
Pose: F*cking Ninjas (Doll Galthie) – Panther Girl pose & spear
Location: Forests of Shara

Longing to feel your touch…

Longing to feel your touch

This is my second attempt at making a humanoid-robot thing in photoshop. It’s much better than my last attempt, which, after a horrible critique left me feeling defeated, deflated and questioning my photoshop skills. A good portion of this is still “hand drawn” with only the leg and arm joints c/p from a pic I took using a robot avi. All in all though, I’m immensely happy with the results. A well done pic can really lift the spirits.

-Kaiden-

Robot Av for PS: CMFF (Chip Midnight) FemDroid
Hair: Magika (Sabina Gully) – Drive

Skin: Belleza (Tricky Boucher) – Amber – Tan
Body: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) Lara V3.4
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro) Av Enhance Hands – Casual
Bodysuit: Erratic (Erratic Rain) – Mirari Bodysuit – White @ Collabor88

Boots: N-Core (Claire Messenger)  Cleo – Metals – Silver
Pose: Frozen (Weronika Pobieski) – Against the Wall
Location: Insilico North

 

The cold never bothered me anyway

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s freaking 70 degrees outside! It’s December so where’s the cold?! Where’s the snow?!

I watched Frozen the other day, all the while, wishing, hoping and praying for snow. But my cries have gone unanswered and the weather forecast is about the same for the next few days.

Thankfully in SL you can change seasons at the drop of a hat. Two of my dear friends have recently winterized their sim Runestone. It’s one of my favorite spots on the grid and now that it’s all snowy and lovely, I’m planning to spend a lot of time there. Here’s my take on Frozen/snow princess and here’s to hoping Christmas will be white and snowy.

The cold never bothered me anyway

The cold never bothered me anyway (2)

-Kaiden-

Hair: Magika (Sabina Gully) – Empty Gold 
Eyes: IKON (Ikon Innovia) – Hope eyes – Sky
Skin: Glam Affair (aida Ewing) – Amberly – Europa – Frostbite 02
Mask: Astralia (Astralia) – Snow is coming @ We ❤ RP 
Jewelry: Earthstones (Abraxxa Anatine) – Diamond Blizzard jewelry set
Dress: Dead Dollz (Kiddo Oh) – Frozen – Petroleum
Poses: Olive Juice (IsabellaGrace Baroque) – Snowflakes in the Wind and OMG! It’s Snowing 
Location: Runestone

Falling for you

Falling for you

-Kaiden-

On Kaiden
Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) -Aspen (w/ hat)
Skin: Glam Affair (aida Ewing) – Roza – Jamaica
Coat: R.icielli (Vilet Troncon) – Megan Hoodie Jacket – Black – RARE *in store gacha machines*
Gloves: Mutresse (Ugly Frog/Eeky Cioc) – Gushi Gloves – Small
Jeans: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Skinny Zipper Jeans #2
Boots: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) Stagioni Boots – Coal

On Mark
Hair: Redgrave (Emilia Redgrave) – Tyler – Dark
Skin: Belleza (Tricky Boucher) Jacob #11 – Medium
Eyes: IKON (Ikon Innovia) – Triumph eyes – Blue
Scarf: FATEwear (Damien Fate) – Harry – Void V2 (F)(K)(L)
Coat: Valiant (ValiantCo) – Radial Jacket – M Red Tee
Gloves: 
Mutresse (Ugly Frog/Eeky Cioc) – Gushi Gloves – Large
Jeans: FATEwear (Damien Fate) – Jack – Lagoon – M
Boots: Gos (Gospel Voom) – Aviator boot – Yeager – Black

Tree: Nani (Cherry Appletor) – Perfect Tree
Pose: RACK Poses (Kristy Oherlihy) & Ispachi (Andred Qinan) – Winter Fun Gacha Pose #3  *Ispachi is CLOSED*
Location: Runestone

Dusk Falling

Another hour, perhaps less, she mused, her gaze falling to the town below as the sun began to sink below the horizon.

Dusk (2)

It had been her evening routine for over a century now, watching the sun set and counting down the minutes until she went out to feed.The freedom to meld into the shadows of darkness as she searched for food, with no crowds, no witnesses, and best of all no sunlight hurting her sensitive eyes. There would be the drunks stumbling out of the local bar, the stragglers walking home alone at night. No kills of course, for it would be too dangerous to leave a body. A taste here, a taste there. Taking only enough to wet her appetite before moving on to another. And when daylight returned and the humans awoke, none would be the wiser. They would continue on with their lives, simply thinking her a strange and wealthy recluse.

Dusk (1)

Just a bit longer, she told herself.

-Kaiden-

Hair: Lelutka (Thora Charron) – Swish hair – Cat
Skin: Belleza (Tricky Boucher) – Ava- Medium
Eyes: IKON (Ikon Innovia) – Triumph eyes – Industrial
Teeth: SHINE (Love Foxdale) – Prim vampire teeth
Mesh Body: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V3.4
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro) Av Enhance hands V2.1
Top: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) Lisbon top – Red
Necklacke : MANDALA (kikunosuke Eel) – Legacy – Elephant
Pants: Celoe – Lolong trousers – Tautara **CLOSED**
Pose: {exposeur} (RubyStarlight Writer) – Classic Elegance 3 *modified*
Location: The Rose Theatre