Was and Anyway


She was a sweet girl.  The kind you didn’t want to corrupt… But you did anyway.

(Check out Ryanna’s short story version of this post here!).


Photo 1: *Come Soon Poses* – Caring (set included)
Photo 2: Q Poses {QP} -Let Me Take a Selfie @ Pose Lover & Friends Exclusive until Oct. 30th

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: *ARGRACE* SHUN – Ebony
Beard: [Avenge] Robert applier for Catwa @ Men Only Monthly until Nov. 15
Jacket: ED. Axel Jacket TestaDiMoro @ Men Only Monthly until Nov. 15
Pants: Legal Insanity – Logan pants
Rings: [MANDALA] Sinra Rings Season3

RYANNA is wearing: (Click here to read the short story she wrote for this piece!)
Outfit: [Kenny Rolands] INNA @ Haus of Swag Fair 2016 {Until Nov. 4
Hair:  TRUTH HAIR Kora

SET DESIGN (second photo):
Razor Bird Pile of Junk 1
Razor Bird Pile of Junk 2
Razor Bird Bonfire of Broken Chairs
Urban Jungle Newspaper box blue
Urban Jungle Streetlamp
Urban Jungle Brickpile
Urban Jungle Brickwall Broken (various)
Urban Jungle City Filler 4

-PRESS RELEASE- Penumbra Fashion Week Opening Soon!


.PENUMBRA. Autumn/Winter 2016 Fashion Week
October 22, 2016 – October 30, 2016
Show Schedule & Details

.PENUMBRA. releases the full schedule for their sixth bi-annual fashion week, where they celebrate the fantastic trends of the autumn and winter seasons! Join .PENUMBRA. as they take to the runway in 18 extraordinary shows, featuring the content creation of over 40 of Second Life’s most innovative designers in over 300 amazing outfits!

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Fashion Week Festivities #1: Opening Party
Saturday October 22, 2016 @ 10:30
Featuring Live Singer Phemie Alcott

Show 1
Show: Saturday October 22, 2016 @ 12PM
Brands: Virtual Diva Couture

Show 2
Show: Saturday October 22, 2016 @ 2PM
Brands: B Barbie Style, POSH PIXELS & Prism

Show 3
Show: Saturday October 22, 2016 @ 4PM
Brands: Atomic Faery, Designs by Sebastian, Emerald Couture & Finale Couture



Fashion Week Festivities #2
Sunday October 23, 2016 @ 10:30

Show 4
Show: Sunday October 23, 2016 @ 12PM
Brands: AlterEgo, AZOURY, Blush Skins & Wow Skins

Show 5
Show: Sunday October 23, 2016 @ 2PM
Brands: Day Dreamer, GLITTER, Petit Chat & Vetements SL

Show 6
Show: Sunday October 23, 2016 @ 4PM
Brands: Mirror Mirror


DAY 3, 4, 5 & 6: The Toddleedoo Experience

Show 7
Show: Monday October 24, 2016 @ 4PM
Brand: The Cat and Fiddle

Show 8
Show: Tuesday October 25, 2016 @ 4PM
Brand: Sweet Tots

Show 9
Show: Wednesday October 26, 2016 @ 3PM
Brand: Sugar and Spice

Show 10
Show: Wednesday October 26, 2016 @ 4PM
Brand: Boomerang

Show 11
Show: Thursday October 27, 2016 @ 3PM
Brands: Achoo & Nurp

Show 12
Show: Thursday October 27, 2016 @ 4PM
BoWillow & Monster Baby



Show 13
Show: Friday October 28, 2016 @ 2PM
Brand: Designer’s Showcase

Show 14
Show: Friday October 28, 2016 @ 4PM
Brand: Amara Beauty



Fashion Week Festivities #3
Saturday October 29, 2016 @ 10:30AM

Show 15
Show: Saturday October 29, 2016 @ 12PM
Brand: Zanze

Show 16
Show: Saturday October 29, 2016 @ 2PM
Brands: Baby Burp & Connor’s Corner

Show 17
Show: Saturday October 29, 2016 @ 4PM
Brands: White Room Couture & Wicca’s Wardrobe



Show 18
Show 18: FINALE – Sizzling Holiday Wear
Show: Sunday October 30, 2016 @ 11AM
Brands: Atomic Faery, B Barbie Style, Chocolat, Day Dreamer, Designs by Sebastian Emerald Couture, GLITTER, LUNA Body Art, Mirror Mirror, Petit Chat, POSH PIXELS, Prism, RAPTURE, Vengeful Threads, Virtual Diva Couture, White Room Couture, Wicca’s Wardrobe & Zanze

Fashion Week Festivities #4: Closing Party
Sunday October 30, 2016 @ 12PM
Featuring Live Singer Maximillion Kleene



Then She Showed Up


He had prepared things.  Made plans.  They took time.  Effort.
Then she showed up.
Nothing else mattered.

NRage Studio {NR} Embrace for XMas ’15

BRODERICK is wearing:
Suit: Egoisme ESSENTIAL – Modus Vivendi
Hair: *Drot* -FRANKIE- ::WEAR ME:: @ Men Only Monthly Oct/Nov 

RYANNA is wearing:
Dress: [Kenny Rolands] KIRA Top&Skirt BLCK @ TRES CHIC { Until Nov. 10 }
Hair: little bones. Feline
Jewelry: Lazuri Classic Pearls

Fancy Decor: Simple Wall Panel
{Why Not ?} Rennie Dining Table White Ash
{ Why Not ?} Kite Floor Lamp White / White
{Why Not ?} Rennie Sideboard White Ash
{Why Not ?} Rennie Sideboard White Ash
{Why Not ?} Oriental Plate Cabinet Blue White Ash

A Session


They say that curiosity killed the cat, but that is to deter the weak. In truth it: breaks down walls; satiates hunger, satisfies desires, pleasures unperceived longings and in turn sets the mind of the willing student free.

Class is in session.


Photo 1: Tuty’s Power male 13
Photo 2: Animation provided from Apple Fall Dutch Parlour Chair

BRODERICK is wearing:
Glasses: Fleebish! Reading Glasses Tape
Hair: *ARGRACE* SHUN – Ebony
Jacket: …Scars… Tweed Jacket @ The Men’s Dept October
Pants: …Scars… Denim Pants @ The Men’s Dept October
Shoes: Lapointe & BastChild Designs L&B “Dress Shoe” Wingtip
Satchel: -David Heather-Satchel


Kiss the Steel


Trudging through as long as he could, he finally felt his body give out from inside first.  He hit his knees, feeling the the rotting wood of the old tracks give under the impact.  Inhaling deeply, he let his next breath out slowly and leaned back on his heels some.

He was holding the .45 in his right hand still; clutching it tightly.  As his gaze fell down on it, he took in the cold steel and rigid frame… Moments ago, shot off, targeting his mark.

Closing his eyes, he envisioned it all again….  How his arm rose as he turned on his heel… Locking his elbow for impact as he lined the sight up; subject centered.

With his eyes still closed, reliving…  His eyes quickly flashed with anger, and he squeezed the trigger.  In his mind, he watched the bullet shoot out and almost stall in the air.  On the tracks, he felt the cold steel rub slowly across his lips.  Then…. He kissed the forty-five just as the memory tinked the glass of his own reflection, shattering it slowly into the air, for good.

Q Poses – Kiss of Death 2  (Thanks for creating the pose, Rood!!)

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Traveler
Gun Holster: SAYO Loaded Holster Onyx
Pants: [BODY FACTORY] Cargo Pants (Black)
Tattoo: Endless Pain Tattoos – Don’t Cry @ Men Only Hunt 8



Passage or Ruins


Bayde leaned over trying to catch his breath.  He dropped the staff on the ground for a moment as his hands braced themselves on his knees.  His heart was racing and his chest heaved as he tried to suck some air into his lungs.

Whatever was chasing him back there gave him a good run.  He was given explicit instructions not to kill anything.  His rite of passage trek was one most elves took 100 or so years to train for, but Bayde’s unusual circumstance pushed him into his without much elven wisdom behind him.  He was okay with that though.  He was a resolute man…. Elf…. – regardless of what species.  His character was still the same.  Determined. Dedicated. Loyal.

He stood up, sucking in a good amount of air as he looked up towards the sun, closing his eyes a moment to soak up some energy.  Picking up his staff again, he continued walking, knowing he had to be near the ruins with the final lantern.  The lanterns were his checkpoints, each one glowing brighter as he got closer to his destination.  He already knew where his trek ended though, as the oracle he was told to seek said so.  Part of his rite of passage was to find the oracle and discover his purpose.  The oracle itself was quite vague, while it told him exactly where to go…. The ruins.  To continue to follow the lanterns the rest of the way and he would find his purpose.

He arrived at the ruins and immediately saw a fountain.  He pulled his headpeice off of his head that he was given for his trek, and leaned over, wiping the paint from his face.  Feeling the cool water wash away his long day was refreshing.  Bayde had just splashed his face with water once more when he heard…. Ori’Ziya’s voice.  “Bayde?”

He knew her voice anywhere.  He lifted his head to look in her direction, stunned.  Swallowing, his brow furrowed, not sure what to make of her being at the ruins where the oracle told him to go.  Eventually, his face softened and he smiled at her. “Ori… I… What are… you… doing here?” Something in him told him not to share what the oracle told him for now.

Watching her face, he knew her well enough to see her switch emotions.  He watched her look around and followed her eyes each time.  “What about you?” she returned. “How did you find this place?  I didn’t know you knew about it.”  Then she noticed what he was wearing and he could tell she recognized why he was dressed as he was, and what he was doing.  But why were they both at the ruins?

Bayde tilted his head to the left slightly as he stood up to his full height and walked towards her.  His lips smiled at her, but she knew how to read his eyes… And he couldn’t hide the joy he had at seeing her, although he couldn’t shake his gut feeling.  He looked down a moment as he completed closing the space between them, reaching for her hands.  He looked down at hers in his, then back up at her, a small smirk playing his lips.  “I followed the lanterns.”

Ori’Zyia finally looked happy to see him; genuinely.  He warmed towards her sudden appearance also but he was still questioning everything in his mind.  He was pretty sure she was also.  She squeezed his hands, placing one of her small ones on top of his.  She was looking up at him… He felt his gut twinge again, almost as if it were whispering, ‘Don’t tell her why you’re here. The oracle said not to.’

“My father put you up to this, didn’t he?  Did he send you out to the wilds?”

Bayde’s face slowly fell.  What did she mean?  Why would her father put him up to anything.  He searched her face, trying to read her.  Usually they could speak to each other in utter silence, but something was different this time.  Bayde swallowed, and blinked a few times, and ended up looking out in the woods around them.  When he came to look back at her he spoke sternly.  Perhaps more so than he meant to.  Even accusingly, “I was told to search for and follow the lanterns.  To find the oracle and….. ” He was already saying too much, he felt, so he stopped talking and just looked at her.

Ori slowly shook her head, her eyes looking back into his.  She looked… joyous to see him, now. “Is it you?  Are you the one who’s going to help me with my dreams?”

Bayde furrowed his brows. “Dreams?  What dreams?”  He honestly wasn’t sure… But the oracle did just tell him he would find his purpose at the ruins.  It’s why he lit up when he saw her.  But help with dreams?  Just then he heard, out of nowhere, the squawks of dozens of ravens.  Where they came from so suddenly he was unsure, but he pulled her to him, wrapping his arms around her.  Admittedly, he was hoping for something more to help him…. He was the one who had only been an elf for the past year; previously human until Ori’Ziya’s tear fell upon his dying body when she found him a year ago.  In fact, he was desperately desiring some guidance.  He kept an eye on the ravens above them.  Their sudden appearance sat in the back of his mind behind why the two of them were at the ruins at the same time.  He looked down at the woman he cared about.  She was unique; like no other person he had ever met; regardless of species.  He had no doubts they were destined to meet, but his purpose…..

He felt her push closer to him, which only made him hold her more securely.  Then he heard her say, “I’m glad it was you, Bayde, who I found here.”


Photo 1: oOo Studio Guy Four
Photo 2: Q Poses – The Protector

BRODERICK is wearing:
On Chest: [BODY FACTORY] Gladiator ArmouR (Brown) Gold @ We Love Roleplay until Oct. 31
Bottom: [BODY FACTORY] Roman Bottom (Brown) @ We Love Roleplay until Oct. 31
On Arm: [BODY FACTORY] Illusion Knife Bracelet (Brown)
On Head: Noble Creations [NC] – Nganga Mask – Male @ We Love Roleplay until Oct. 31
Holding: Noble Creations [NC] – Nganga Snake Staff @ We Love Roleplay until Oct. 31
Tattoo: Taox Tattoo – Cillian
Face Paint: Zombie Suicide :Z.S: War Paint #1

RYANNA is wearing: (Click here to read her side of the story!)
Outfit: .Una. Sofia  @ We Oct. 31}
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/   Kai
Shoes: =Zenith= Wood Elf Ranger Leather Long Boots (Begie)-Maitreya
Necklace: *May’s Soul* Africa necklace gold
Other Accessories: .Una. Elena Jewelry GoldRed (crown and shoulder piece)

Noble Creations [NC] – Oriental Lantern
Mushilu. – Forest ruins. @ We Oct. 31}
Little Branch LB HoneyMesquite.v2{Seasons}