Friday, February 7, 2014

Underground : Men Only Gacha 2

The underground was the crossroads of the modern world. Thousands upon thousands of people streamed through doors and turnstiles here each day, and each night. From train to train, small gaps, down here it was never silent, never fully still. Always the hum of the rails, the skittering of rodents and other animals... 1 Winter or Summer, the only changes down here were the temperature, the posters on the walls and the graffiti which covered them. Tag over tag, spraypaint colours marked the seasons. Cold bit hard, heat sweltered; all those moving through the stations felt the effects. Wrapped up in layers just to peel them away. 2 A person could bump into anyone down here, packed in tight, strangers as close as lovers. For most, uncomfortable in the dark, cooped up with so many others, the station was an extension of the subway train itself, merely a space to travel through, to get from A to B. A rare few paused, taking their time, unlike others with solely nefarious motives. Pickpockets aside, there were some who watched people, just as readily as those high above, seated in sidewalk cafes. Human nature on display. 3 And always... always, the footsteps. 4

Flair For Events presents: Men Only Gacha 2 (MOG2).
Men Only Gacha (MOG) features over 50 designers of male items - many designers with multiple gachas at the show, which runs from Feb 1st to 15th 2014.

Good male items seem hard to find - and as I'm only ever really buying them as gifts, or for the boy blog alt, I tend to stick to the few stores I know who do what they do exceptionally well. A gacha event however, much like a hunt, gives easy access to a range of designers who's stores I would not otherwise have stumbled into. Gachas of course tend to offer items at a reasonable price, meaning even if what you get is not to your taste - no biggie. It does happen of course - that's the gamble of the gacha. Here, for example, I got a great shape / skin combo from Mr Bloch. I also gambled on another shape gacha, and received a shape that just isn't a style I would use. Being a gacha item, it's no mod - but also no problem - as I won't use it, it's still transferable, so can be given away to someone who might.

Images 1+2
Shape : Mr Bloch : Jaber L$75
Skin :  7 Deadly S{k}ins : V2 L$99
Hat : Tartcake : Men's Slouchy Beanie Black (RARE) L$70
Hoodie :  MODA : Gamer Hoodie - Hadoken (MESH) L$50
Tattoo :  SPEAKEASY : Oh deer tat L$50
Pose : Stakey : Turn My Swag On L$50

Image 3
Shape + Skin : Mr Bloch : Jaber L$75
Hat : Pour Homme : Mister Depp Fedora RUM L$60
Shirt :  Rebell : Simple Longsleeve Gray (MESH) L$60
Pants :  Warehouse 68 Chino Pants Beige (MESH) L$75

Image 4
Boots :  American Bazaar - Funky boots Grey (MESH) L$90

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


They were walking for days. At the beginning of their march she had still had boots but her feet started to hurt and at the third day they were so swollen that she had to take off her boots. She carried them for some more days but when they reached the mountains the skin on her soles was so thick that she did not need them anymore and they also hindered her. She exchanged them for some fruits for herself and some raw meat for Herra. The wolf had guided her the whole way. When they reached the forest she enjoyed the scent of the flowers and the leaves. Secretly she wished to stay but that would be the desicion of the wolf.
The Ugly and the Beautiful have some awesome items which look like being inspired by several animes. The Cerberus Cloak is made of unrigged mesh which allows to edit it. This has been done to take the pictures. For example the hood has been moved a bit to the side and the parts on the shoulders have been moved forward to make sure that the mesh top does not cut into them. All in all they look great and are awesome for pictures but behave like sculpted items. There is unfortunately no demo available in the store.  The mesh top comes from 22769 and is very well made. In the choosen colours it can be used for fantasy outfits as well as in more elegant combinations. The set includes the top in the standard sizes there is a demo available in the store so it is possible to test how they fit. The skirt comes from *COCO* and is made of mesh.
All poses are made by Captivity Co. The wolf comes with several poses which can be adjusted and is currently available and testable at Enchantment.

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Dragon Mesh Hair - FEM - Iceberg
Coat: + The Ugly & Beautiful Designs + + Cerberus Cloak Pack +
Top: 22769 ~ [femme] Keiko Silk Top White
Skirt: *COCO*_PleatedMiniSkirt_Black
Feet: Slink
Nailpolish: A:S:S
Wolf: Captivity Co. Poses - My Wolf [sold at Enchantment]
Poses: Captivity Co. 

The pictures have been taken at Ode.