Skulls & Keys

1 Keys & Skulls sm

There are so many awesome events going on right now you need a guidebook to keep up!

In addition to the standard monthly events, like Collabor88 (where you can find the socks I’m wearing from, there are also a couple of special events going on.

Geeks & Nerds started on the weekend, and it is the ultimate destination for not only dinks, dorks and swots, but for the discerning shopper of any ilk. For example, the pose from !bang can be used by mere mortals, as well.

Also running now is Tag! Gacha. It’s kind of complicated to explain, so make sure you check out the Tag! Gacha website to find out how it works. But whether you do the full gacha round or just cherry-pick your favourite machines, be sure to hit up [ keke ] for her awesome prizes! The skulls and keys in this set are intricate, beautifully textured and as always, the highest quality.

So, do I need to knock you in the skull and give you the keys to these events? Start hitting the links and get to shopping!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

On Peep:
Top: ISON – lace crop top -Maitreya Lara- (white) by Harry Hyx (available at Collabor88 Oct. 2015)
Shorts: Blueberry – Rolled Shorts – Bikini – Maitreya – Light Blue by Blueberryxx
*Socks: – Lydia.Socks – (Antique) by Darling Monday (available at Collabor88 Oct. 2015)
*Boots: – Rosie.Boots (Dirty) by Darling Monday
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Sujin /Red (no material) by Morphine Janick (available at Kustom9 Oct. 2015)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 13 D by aida Ewing
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Midnight in Paris – by Julie Hastings
Body and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

On Chance:
Jacket: FitMESH v1 Size – RYDER Jacket w/SHIRT – ColdAsh by ColdAsh (available at TMD Oct. 2015)
Pants: Pants TURNER – REDGRAVE by Emilia Redgrave (available at TMD Oct. 2015)
Shoes: Penny Loafers Brown (Slink)) – REDGRAVE by Emilia Redgrave
Hat/Hair: MINA Hair – Alex 01 Male (no materials) by Mina Nakamura
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2 by Siddean Munro
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands MALE V2.2 – Relaxed by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Male Feet PHYSIQUE Flat V2.1 by Siddean Munro
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – DAMIEN Caramel by Moonspell Ghost
Eyes: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Glass by Ikon Innovia

Table: [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Table – Light by DanielEstro
*Skull trio: [ keke ] three daughters by Kean Kelly (available for Tag! Gacha)
*Crown on table: [ keke ] star crown RARE by Kean Kelly (available for Tag! Gacha)
*Key papers: [ keke ] key papers by Kean Kelly (available for Tag! Gacha)
*Crown papers: [ keke ] crown papers by Kean Kelly (available for Tag! Gacha)
*Skull: [ keke ] the prince by Kean Kelly (available for Tag! Gacha)
*Crown on floor: [ keke ] key crown by Kean Kelly (available for Tag! Gacha)
*String of keys: [ keke ] key string by Kean Kelly (available for Tag! Gacha)
*Keys in Peep’s hand: [ keke ] skull keys by Kean Kelly (available for Tag! Gacha)
Build: L2 Studio BILLBOARD SHACK by Lindini2 Lane

*Pose: !bang – nerds win by Luna Jubilee (available at Geeks & Nerds Oct. 17-Nov. 1)

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Now He’s Just Somebody That She Used To Know

1 Now He's Just Somebody That She Used To Know

He was a good man. A good father. He was a hard worker – maybe sometimes he worked too hard. He wasn’t a guy who went out with his mates after a long day on the job. He would much rather be at home. With them. His family.

He didn’t always get there in time for dinner, but he always tucked his boy in for the night. Sometimes, long after he had already gone to sleep. But he read him a story, anyway, touched his cheek and kissed him goodnight.

Many times, dinner was a bowl of cereal or a ham sandwich because she had angrily thrown away the leftovers when the hour grew late and he was still not done with his day. Often, he slept on the sofa with just his jacket as a cover because she had locked him out of the bedroom. Again. Always, he felt the loneliness of being an outsider in his own home. Always, he prayed he could be more.

He didn’t blow his paycheck on booze and bets on the game. He spent it on a roof and a full pantry and when there was enough left over, for a toy soldier or a model airplane or a scrapbook. He filled it with memories, hoping that the pages would never be enough to be filled with their life.

Then one day he came home to a nearly-empty house. Gone. She is gone. His boy is gone. His life is gone.

A few lonely pieces of furniture, some discarded clothes, a few toys she deemed unworthy and the sad, half-empty scrapbook are all that are left. No note, no warning. She just left with all that was dear to him. No forwarding address, no warning.

He used to be content. Not as happy as he would wish, but full of expectations for better times. He used to be filled with joy at the thought of holding his son, caring for his child’s mother. He used to be the one she turned to when times were tough.

Then, he was the centre of their life. He was all that he could be to them. To her.

Now, he’s just somebody that she used to know.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

On Chance:
Jacket/shirt: Legal Insanity – gas mask jacket by Datrip Blackbart (group gift)
Jeans: Cold Ash – Slim Fit – OCELOT Jeans by ColdAsh
Boots: V-Spot – Renegade Kombat Boots by Vertig0 Sands (group gift)
Sunglasses: 7mad;Ravens End o’ Summer Sunglasses by Poe Rozenberg (MOH6 Website gift)
Hair: MINA Hair – Mark (no materials) by Mina Nakamura (MOH6 gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – DAMIEN Caramel by Moonspell Ghost
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro

*Chair: [hate this] [ht:home] covered armchair by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge Blog September 2015)
*Table: [hate this] [ht:home] covered table by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge Blog September 2015)
Books: 8f8 – 13. Our Secret Hideout – Crate of Wisdom by iBi (gacha prize)
Scrapbook: 8f8 – 17. Our Secret Hideout – Our Memories by iBi (gacha prize)
Small table: :HAIKEI: if I live in a hut _ gacha {4} by qo0op
Toy plane: -ATTIC- Wooden Plane Toy by Citta Wiskee
Toys: Alica Stella Designs Christmas Toys Boxed by Alicia Stella
*Gym bag: 22769 ~[bauwerk] Travelbag by Paco Pooley (available for The Challenge Blog September 2015)
Clothes: :HAIKEI: look through the window gacha {4} by qo0op
*Lamp: [hate this] [ht:home] covered lamp by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge Blog September 2015)
Cranes: [DDD] Paper Cranes Trio by Anke Hatchuk
Build: [ba] paris penthouse 2.0 by Barnesworth Anubis (available at Collabor88 August 2015)

Pose included in chair