•{ Behind the mask . . .

I take my time / To set the stage / Make sure everything / Is all in place. / Even though I’ve got the lines rehearsed / A picture only paints a thousand words . . .

I sat in front of the mirror and expertly affixed the mask to my face. It fit perfectly. I knew it would. My eyes looked out from beneath the black leather, watching the movements of the girl in the mirror. As I finger-combed my hair to frame my face, I wasn’t too sure the mirror’s reflection belonged to me. She looked so different.

You may think / I’m just fine / How could anything / Ever be out of line?

They were waiting for me as I walked onto the set. The stylist came over and fussed lightly over my appearance giving it an extra tug here and there. Off to the side, my manager chattered excitedly to someone on the other end of her phone. The look on her face said she booked another photo shoot for me and was already calculating her fee.

As I reached my spot I saw the photographer appraising me while he tapped his camera against his chin. He was assessing my personality so he could capture it. This is it, I said to myself. Three, two, one, and right on cue came my coy trickle of mirth and eagerness of doing something exciting that had a way of lighting up a room. Yeah. That’s it. People like that.

Things aren’t always what they seem / You’re only seeing part of me / There’s more than you could ever know / Behind the scenes . . .

The photographer crouched near me as I laid with my back against the floor. “You’ve never been more lovely than you are right now.” He backed away and I drew in a slow breath as his camera clicked.

The producer of the photo shoot gave instruction and I followed without skipping a beat. Flick went a switch and I shut my eyes to the sudden bright light. I was reminded of child’s logic: if you can’t see them, they can’t see you. But they could see me, even with my eyes closed. It was okay because, in my imaginary world of animosity, I wasn’t me.

The girl in the mask, the girl on the floor, she was confident. She was alluring. She was sexy. She wasn’t me.

I’m incomplete and I’m undone / But I suppose like everyone / There’s so much more that’s going on / Behind the scenes . . .

Lyrics from: Behind The Scenes – Francesca Battistelli


Outfit: Mushilu – Elise (Dress black) @ The Fetish Fair { Until Aug. 25th }
Mushilu Elise necklace @ The Fetish Fair { Until Aug. 25th }
Addams // Sury Evil Bracelet // Maitreya – N*9

Pose: :LW: Poses – Beautiful Pain @ The XXX Event ( Exclusive ) Until Sept. 5th

•{ Sin’ll Catch Ya . . .

This is what I found
This is what I see
Don’t look with your eyes
They’ve been known to deceive

The Devil’s singing hymns
and the Angel’s carrin’ chains
Something’s gone wrong here
there’s only intoxicating pain

Sin is lurking in the shadows
I can’t break down the door!

I don’t want to be in this place anymore

The following come from the Moon Elixir – Wicca – Lara Gatcha at @ PocketGatcha

* Wicca – 1 – Lara – Robe – ULTRA RARE
* Wicca – 2 – Lara – Harness – RARE
* Wicca – 2 – Lara – Harness Bra Cup – RARE
* Wicca – 3 – Lara – Garter – RARE
* Wicca – 3 – Lara – Panties – RARE
* Wicca – 4 – Lara – Collar
* Wicca – 11 – Lara – Witch Hat

Hair: *barberyumyum*  S05(RARE) @ PocketGatcha
Extra: 7  – Sin Cross ULTRA RARE @ PocketGatcha

pose: from FOXCITY. Night Owl Bento Set

•{ What I see . . .

Would you believe
if I told you what I see?
The globe reveals it all to me.

The joy and pain
they fall like rain
and under the sea
they still reach me

But light shines brightest in the dark
Everything starts with just a spark

Skin :[The.Plastik]:: – Farore Skin (Femme):// Myaamira @ Indie Teepee { Until Aug 6th}
Hair: Mello.  Fish Eyes  @ Indie Teepee { Until Aug 6th}
:Una: Coral Collar Silver Pink
ERSCH  – Galaxia Accessory @ Indie Teepee { Until Aug 6th}
:Moon Amore:  Amphirtrite / Tiara / RARE@ Indie Teepee { Until Aug 6th}

Pose: *{( konpeitou )}* rose

•{ Transitioning . . .

A series of whorls and clicks rang off between her ears and slowly she started to awaken. Her eyes opened and were greeted by the startup protocol scrolling up the screen of her visor. What was this? Her eyes twitched as a spark burst at the side of her head and suddenly flows of electricity raced down her body.

She worked her mouth and the voice that came from her sounded hoarse. “H-hello?” She called out. “Anyone?” Silence was her answer.

As her eyes adjusted she could make out the words on her visor. Atmospheric readings said that no one else was around. Vital readings pronounced that she was in good health.

Beyond the visor she made out dim beams of light in the darkness and saw spheres floating around her. Nothing was holding her up nor tying her down, but she was floating in mid-air.

She tried to move and was met with marginal success. With no obvious gravity she could do little more than flail about. Bright lines of circuitry ran along the outside of her arms and legs. That was new.

A robotic voice suddenly broke through the silence. “Please remain still.”

“What’s going on!” She shouted, trying to put herself right-side up. “Where am I? What’s happening to me?”

“Please remain still. You are in a state of transition.”

“Transition?” She asked the voice. “Transitioning to what?”

The screen of her visor flickered and displayed a human outline sketch, but it was modified with cybernetic parts. “Transitioning to – the future.”

Outfit: [Kenny Roland] VIVIAN SEXY SUIT -WHITE- @ Kinky Event {Opening July 28th}
Tattoo: NOX.  Hacked Tattoo @ Indie Teepee { Until Aug 6th}
Accessory: Violetility – Visor @ Indie Teepee { Until Aug 6th}

Pose prop: //elephante poses// – The Galaxy @ Indie Teepee { Until Aug 6th}

•{ Got my ticket . . .

She was going this time, she really was. Two small suitcases were tossed on the bed and clothes were haphazardly tossed in them. She didn’t take time to sort them or see if they matched, if she did then she would think about what she was doing. And, if she did that, she would change her mind again.

“I got my ticket for the long way ‘round
Two bottle ‘a whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I’m leaving tomorrow, wha-do-ya say?”

The train didn’t leave until tomorrow and the sensible thing to do would be to go home and come back. She couldn’t do that. Instead she sat down by the bench and took out her phone. It took a moment. She tossed the idea back and forth in her head before making the call. They’d come, she was nearly sure of it.

“I’ve got my ticket for the long way ‘round
The one with the prettiest of views
It’s got mountains, it’s got rivers, it’s got sights to give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you…”

(Song is “Cups” by Anna Kendrick}

Top: Petite Mort-– Red Tie-dye Sharkbite Tank @ Tres Chic {Until August 10th}
Shorts: Petite Mort- Dark Wash Bermuda @ Tres Chic {Until August 10th}
Hair: Exile:- Summer Glow @ Collabor88 {Until August 6th}
Shot on location at: -Netherwood-

•{ Cat’s will play . . .

The cats wandered in and they took a look around. Their Mistress was gone, she was nowhere to be found. Trinkets and bottles were littered around, the room was now their virtual playground. All glitz and the glitter that bounced along the floor, but what they sought was the coveted grimoire.

Hurry cats, complete your revelry before the Mistress catches thee!

These items can be found at the current round of The Lootbox Gacha from :[The.Plastik]::
:[P]:- Apotheus Shelf RARE
:[P]:- Apothe Case RARE
:[P]:-Bubblejar Short
:[P]:- Faceted Herbal Jar:// Matcha Beads Green
:[P]:- Ribb Bottle
:[P]:- Morocco Bottle
:[P]:- Woodtop Jar:// Medium
:[P]:- Crystaltop Bottle- Frashe Herbs
:[P]:- Lale Morter & Pestle

Mushilu @The Lootbox Gacha
ShelfAndBook B
Boxes B
CoinsAndVases B

Other decor:
:[The.Plastik]::– Potter Table Light RARE
Garden- by anc . oldbook4Li
Garden- by anc . whitebook 4Li
dust bunny . wanderlust . ivy apothecary cabinet
ionic : Ladder Books
Garden- by anc “secret garden” ROSE {poet/rose}
junk. diamond rug.

+Half-Deer+ Winged Cat – Oooh shiny
+Half-Deer+ Winged Cat – Contemplate