Bootlegged Freedom

Everything it represented, was… Well… Everything.

His momma knew he wasn’t going to be the type to walk the line.  Ever since he was a kid, he flirted with Risk.  He had his reasons.  Near drowned to death at age 6.  Watched his daddy die in front of his home because he was due to testify against Italian mobsters when he was 8 years old.   Barely a teenager, she watched him protect his older sister from a near misfortune with a group of boys at their school.  Momma never knew what he handed off to the main boy in that crowd, but whatever it was ended in approval and handshakes.  They never messed with his sister again, and as he grew older, she accepted his fate…

His business was efficient.  Even respected.  Most of the time, people didn’t understand the decisions he made, but they did know without a doubt, they could trust that he had everyone’s best interest in mind that he cared about.  Not many would understand why he cut deals to keep prohibition in place.

The cars were loaded up, and as always, he was the last to get in.  With his flattened hand, he hit the top of his LaSalle and said, “Remember boys… If you can’t beat fear, do it scared.”


Inspired By: Brantley Gilbert – Bottoms Up


POSE:
<K&S> Poses Fearless. Bento Poses 2 @ Hipster Mens Event until Oct. 6

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hat: Couture Chapeau – CC Essex Linen Fedora {Charcoal}
Tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Bitter Soul
Necklace: CODEX_CHOKER STRAYBOY
Right Wrist: [ hoorenbeek ] Leather Cuff
Left Wrist: [MANDALA]KOTOWARI_WATCH – MALE(Watch/Cuff)
Harness: Tabou Irresistible ::TI:: Black Gun Holsters
Clothes: Yasum *Gangst’a*Pants *Black & White @ Men Only Monthly until Sept. 15
Gun: :: Tartessos Arts :: Furniture TA Tommy Gun

LOCATION:
My Joint

Nothing is Permanent

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world. Not even our troubles.”
– Charlie Chaplin –


POSE:
<K&S> ~Shin~ pose 2

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Vango. Joe @ Men Only Monthly until Sept. 15
Top: …Scars… Long Cardigan @ The Mens Dept until Sept. 30
Pants: …Scars… Wide Pants  @ The Mens Dept until Sept. 30
Necklace: …Scars… Moon Necklace @ The Mens Dept until Sept. 30

ON LOCATION:
Mitsumi-Town in Tokyo – R2 Fashion

We Know . . .

Sitting there, listening to the call for boarding, he had to blink a couple of times.  Looking up at her, he was pretty sure she was thinking similar thoughts.  Flashbacks of the good and the bad.  She confirmed it when their eyes met.

“I think we both know what we need to do, don’t you?” he asked her.

He watched her throat tighten as she tried to keep herself composed.  Eventually, she decided to nod, and not risk her voice giving way to the emotions she held at bay.

It wasn’t until their row was called to board did he realize that he was holding his breath, and inhaled deeply as he stood.  Pulling on her elbow to bring her closer, his other hand sliding up along her cheek as he looked deep in her eyes, his thumb stroking her cheek softly.  It hurt like hell, but it felt right…. and he leaned in and kissed her lovingly.

Breaking the kiss, she squeezed his arm and bent to pick up her bag.  He watched her hand her ticket to the attendant, and then out of view down the ramp to board.  Looking down at the ground, his eyes traced the path she just walked until he reached right in front of his own boots…

STREAMING: Chris Brown ft. Ariana Grande – Don’t Be Gone Too Long


POSE:
<K&S> ~Break~ pose 4

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Better Days
Top: …Scars… Blouson Side Slits T @ TMD until August 31
Pants: …Scars… Ripped Knee Pants [Black]

SET DESIGN:
Pseudo– Airport Scene RARE
Bazar Traveler-Bag 1

Seek Light

No light is brighter than wisdom.  Wisdom is the light in the world.
– Buddha –


POSES:
Broderick – <K&S> ~Leonard~ Pose 2 3
Olyvia – Luane’s World :LW: Poses – Your Motivation @ Indie Teepee 2017 until August 6th

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: *ARGRACE* SHIROGANE – Dark Browns
Shirt: [Deadwool] Fletcher tee – olive
Pants: [Deadwool] Broberry jeans – washed peacock
Tattoo: ISUKA Ramses @ Men Only Monthly until August 15
Beard: Beusame // Beard V34 @ Men Only Monthly until August 15

Special thank you to Olyvia for posing with me!  Check out her great Flickr here!
OLYVIA is wearing:
Tattoo: White Widow – Moonlight – black
Accessories: [MANDALA]HARAMITA-season2-Bangle
Swallow Ring Son of a Gun Black
Zaara : Sarika feather earrings (unrigged) R *tropical*
[7891.] LA earring – Silver
Shirt: Bens Boutique – Catya Shirt Lara
Hair: Beusy: Vendetta Hair & Cap
SPIRIT – Undina shorts [Maitreya Lara]

SET DESIGN:
Krescendo [Kres] Junkers Shack @ Indie Teepee 2017 until August 6th
NOMAD // Broken Boy @ Indie Teepee 2017 until August 6th

Take Courage

To you, I am a sin – a dangerous hole in your heart that you never had the courage to fill.  – Rune Lazuli –

STREAMING: Ansel Elgort – Thief


POSE:
<K&S> ~I’m for You~ poseball 7 (limited edition) @ Limit 8 until August 13

BRODERICK is wearing: 
Skin: Ooh-la-licious/Stefan/Peach @ Summer KT Creators Festival until July 31
Goatee: Ooh-la-licious/Anchor Goatee @ Summer KT Creators Festival until July 31
Hair: Vango. Evan @ Men Only Monthly until August 15
Shirt: etham – Gregor Muscle Tank @ Men Only Monthly until August 15

Special thanks to Leylah for modeling with me. Check out her growing talent here!
LEYLAH is wearing: 
Hair: Entwined. Lexie @ The Epiphany until August 15
Dress: Dead Dollz – Presentation Dress – NEUTRAL @ The Epiphany until August 15

SET DESIGN:
[New Age Industries] R-Four “Revive”
Pseudo– Parking Garrage Scene  @ The Epiphany until August 15

Where I Am

Meeting people where they are sounds ideal in theory, but I have begun to wonder if most people truly understand what that means.  Then again, we as humans are so amazingly unique, that we’re synonym’d as “individuals.”  So, not only are we encouraged to accept people as they are/as they come (their baggage… their hangups… their experiences… their current realities… etc. etc. etc.), but we are also responsible for recognizing that people do… can… and will, think differently than us.  Furthermore, I wonder also if we REALIZE that it’s those very same people we’re asked to be tolerant of, that will be intolerant of us.  Is it at that point; that line; that we stick our noses up, and instead of being one of the few, say “If you can’t beat ’em… Join ’em,”?

If I told you what I was,
Would you turn your back on me?
And if I seem dangerous,
Would you be scared?
I get the feeling just because,
Everything I touch isn’t dark enough
If this problem lies in me
– Imagine Dragons / Monster –


POSE:
<K&S> True feeling. 2 @ Lost & Found until July 18

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile:: Can’t Stop The Feeling
Tattoo: TattooMania / T-18 @ Men Only Monthly until July 15
Pants: INVICTUS – Styles Jeans – Light Black @ Men Only Monthly until July 15
Shirt: INVICTUS – Styles Jeans -T shirt Red @ Men Only Monthly until July 15

LEYLAH is wearing: (Click here to check out her awesome Flickr!)
Outfit: Addams // Catalina Overall Short
Hair: Magika – Heartbeat
Holding: Wrench, by Stuff, I Guess

You Treat . . .

“You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady.”
– Frank Sinatra –


POSE:
<K&S> True feeling. 3 @ Lost & Found until July 18

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hat: Couture Chapeau – CC Essex Linen Fedora {White}
Shirt: Gabriel ::GB:: Wet shirt 2016
Shorts: RIOT / Simon Shorts @ Men Only Monthly until July 15

ROZEN is wearing: (Click here to check out her great blog!)
Dress: wet dress & pants by GABRIEL
Hair: imani hair by TRUTH
Tattoo: loving tattoo by WHITE WIDOW
Rings: aphrodite bento rings by SWALLOW

SET DESIGN:
CHEZ MOI Enchanted Bridge w/ Deco(C)rate until July 7
Noble Creations [NC] – Praying lady
Noble Creations [NC] – Decoration Ruins (2LI with resizer)
Skye Wild Grass
Hayabusa Design Lotus Flower
Hayabusa Design Random Field of Grass and Flowers
E.V.E Dancing Stars Fireflies Vanilla Lights

That’ll Be Fun

Emptying his pockets, he took his Webley out from it’s holster, setting it down on the table in the corner of the bar.  Reaching over the chair, he hung his shoulder holster up on the coat rack and smoothed out his vest.  He turned around, taking slow steps as he checked his pocketwatch.  His business transaction today was with a certain foe, but they both understood that they needed each other for this one particular job.  A temporary, if not lasting (ha…), truce would need to be made.

Having moseyed around randomly through the emptied bar, he reached into his vest’s pocket for his cigarettes while leaning against a column.  Deftly, his fingers trickled a stick out, placing it between his lips; his forefinger brushing his mustache a moment.  He was focused and ready while striking the match.  His temporary ally needed to see him poised, calm, and unarmed to accept his terms.  If his brothers were to walk in right now, they’d think he had lost his mind, standing there without his pistol nearby.  That’s why he sent them to do an errand.  He knew what he was doing though.  Not a doubt in his mind.  If his new friends were going to underestimate him… Well…. That’d be fun.

Arctic Monkeys – Do I wanna Know?


POSE:
<K&S> Smoker ~ pose5

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair and Mustache: [BURLEY} Barry Dark Browns
Glasses: ROLE OPTIC GLASSES SG 82 – Ares II
Cigarette: [ kunst ] – Cigarette
Suit: Kauna – DBW Waistcoat & Shirt (w/ trousers) @ Signature Event until March 13

SET DESIGN:
[ kunst ] – The Gentleman’s Club Gacha
Weston bar stool
Weston end table
Cigar box / open
Weston coat stand / hat & scarf
[ kunst ] – Booze Gacha
.06 Balleys Original x2
.08  Cazador Tequila x4
.01  Industrial rolling cart RARE
[ kunst ] – World Traveler’s Corner Gacha
.10 Globe Brandy glass #1
.04 Vintage chair / Red wood
02 Globe Whiskey bottle (dispenser) RARE
.10 Globe Brandy glass #1
[ kunst ] – The Vineyard Gacha
.08 Wall bottle candle holder
DaD “Excuse me, Where is…?” wood panels RARE