Thursday, September 27, 2012


The revving of an engine, and the squeal of tyres on tarmac would always split the night...
Hotrod shone in the darkness. Not just from headlights burning in the night, bathing her in a glow as they swept roadways and buildings, but from the flames licking her curves, part of her being. She was older than she would ever look, meticulously maintained, a classic beauty, still more than capable of setting pulses racing. When she emerged into the world, she had first proven her worth to those who knew her, running the gauntlet of lawmen, carrying precious lillicit whiskey across the border. Speed and agility were her hallmarks, while some of her fellows had been caught, locked up and away, this had never been her fate. Over time, laws, and the world around her had changed, but her popularity only grew. Still lauded for her past triumphs, her beauty was now revered. Racing along highways, and in her work at the garage, people would stare, open-mouthed. Their admiration and care kept her going, in a world of boxy sameness, of safety and computerised sensors, she was real, was raw and dangerous. Forever a challenge to life and limb, in leather, chrome and flames.
 More years ago than I really care to think about (back in 2007) a very good friend of mine had made some tatts, these are they. On one occasion only, she showed them off on a blue skin. She looked like a bad ass hotrod, possibly not what she was going for, but the idea has been lodged in my mind ever since. In a revamp of her store, she is re-releasing some of her classic designs, so I had to try an recreate the look to share with you all here. While the flames look good on all skintones, for me, it will always be the dreamcar, my flaming blue hotrod.

The Nohkternal Designs tattoo comes with all layers, tattoo layer included, for L$150. You can find them here...
or at the new mainstore in the beautiful Arkham sim here...

Tattoo : ::ND:: Flames Type 1 L$150
Skin :  .{Rue}. Skin'd/Anima Asteria: Bare (DBr/NFr/Clv) L$600
I utterly fell in love with this skin while I was searching for one that would do for these pictures. Trawling marketplace and browsing my usual favourite stores had nothing that would do, and then I found Rue. I dont know when Id wear the skin again, but I couldn't not buy it after trying the demo. L$600 seemed steep for a skin I'd use in one blog post, which many people can attest to, as I was whinging for hours about struggling to find a reasonably priced alternative, but on opening the box - I was amazed. Not one skin as I'd thought, but 19 versions, a SHAPE, and three make-up options. From expense to complete bargain in one box opening!
Hair : (r)M ~ Hair No.09(F) ~ Cashmere Red
Pants :  Goth1c0: Sticky and Sweet L$250
Here shown is the pants layer, and the MESH skirtpart - the entire very pretty outfit is the price above.
Boots : .:L&B:. "Elise" Ankleboots

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a creative post! Love the anthropomorphized car idea, and I'm honored you used one of my skins for it.

    <3 Ruina "Sunshine Tentacles" Kessel