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Damien

Posted on by Kai Demen

skin & shape: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Damien box 2 taupe HB – will be available @ the Skin Fair 2015
begins March 13
poses from Image Essentials – Stop It
tattoo: Inkside Tattoos – Death Skull, comes with appliers
necklace from .: Real Evil Industries :. -Revox Fallen Angel
hat from INDI Designs, cowboy black
hair from ~Tableau Vivant~ Baron

 


some of the great times still available @ the Men Only Monthly sales event

Posted on by Kai Demen

Hey Guys, the February round of Men Only Monthly is underway!
Here are some of the fantastic item available:

skin from *Birth* “Axel (Coastal)”
tattoo from .Inhale. “Warrior”
bracelet from NOMAD “Bound” in silver
jeans w/bandana from Legal Insanity “Compton” in black, belt “Dope”
sneakers from Adjunct “New Reality”

 

also pictured:
poses from Image Essentials – Wander
hair from  [INK] – Against
ears: MANDALA
mesh eyes: KMADDFREE on MP
mesh hands: Slink – relaxed

More goodies from Men Only Monthly!

hair from Damselfly “Duncan”
scarf from [CX] “stitched scarf” grey
skin from *Birth* “Milton” (highland)
mesh coat from V-Spot “Boondock Pea Coat” black
mesh pants from !APHORISM! “Wool Pants” black

also shown:
pose from Frakture Poses “{FP}1001c”
sunglasses from Howlers

mesh outfit from Sharp – available @ the Men Only Monthly
skin from 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Sammael B4bT2 HB
pose from Image Essentials – Stop It 1
Dirty Old Barn from [CaroX]
hair from INK
ears: MANDALA
mesh hands: Slink – relaxed


-= Welcome to the ‘stuff Groups! =-

Posted on by Ahn

Welcome to the ‘stuff Groups!

Whether you’re new to the groups, been around since their inception, or any point in between, there may be things about the groups you didn’t know you didn’t know!

For example, did you know that…
♦…menstuff has over 20,000 members
♦…womenstuff has over 1,000 designers
♦…homestuff is the newest of the ‘stuff groups
♦…there are 3 group owners
♦…there is 1 group manager to rule them all
♦…there are 5 bloggers between the groups
♦…there are 10 moderators between the groups
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While you might have seen some of us hanging around in chat or out and about in various SL hot spots, we’d like to take this moment to introduce you to us, your ‘stuff Team!

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Display name: Ahn Avion
SL name: SkinTrader Greyskin
Rez date: March 5, 2006
Team position: co-owner

How did you chose your SL and/or Display name? SkinTrader was a carryover name from when I was involved in the Yahoo Gorean chat rooms. My favorite song, at the time, was “Skin Trade” by Duran Duran and, since I was a slaver, SkinTrader became my name. Greyskin was best sounding surname available at the time (sad isn’t it?).

“Ahn” was a name chosen for me through SL Gorean RP shortly after my capture and enslavement (no last name). I used it in Gor for so long that it carried over when I started participating in menstuff. It’s now the name I am best known by. “Avion” as a surname came from my partnership to AlexAvion.

What brought you to SL? I followed a girl from Yahoo. My computer wasn’t compatible with SL at the time so I lasted only a few days and then disappeared for a year or so before returning after news that Duran Duran was coming to SL.

How long have you been with the ‘stuff family? I started with menstuff during the first menstuff hunt.

How did you learn about the ‘stuff groups? I saw a menstuff hunt sign while shopping for a full body tattoo. I had never been in a SL hunt and my curiosity took over.

What do you enjoy most about SL? Watching people come up with and create new ideas and concepts. The brilliance and energy that come from creative people is absolutely amazing to behold!

What advice would you give to new avatars? Be patient. There are a lot of quirks to SL and things change quite often. Use SL to enhance your self being, not to fill in emotional holes for you will most likely fall into the same traps in SL that you did in SL. There are people in SL that are beautiful and gracious and will help you if you let them.

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stuff team pic - rob

Display name: Rob Moonites
SL name: rob1977 Moonites
Rez date: July 15, 2008
Team position: co-owner

Rob is currently inactive in SL. Please respect his wish for privacy and direct any questions, comments, or concerns to Ahn or Alex.

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stuff team pic - ivy

Display name: Ivy Maverick
SL name: Ivy Maverick
Rez date: November 10, 2006
Team position: co-owner

Ivy is currently inactive in SL. Please respect her wish for privacy and direct any questions, comments, or concerns to Ahn or Alex.

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stuff team pic - alex

Display name: AlexAvion
SL name: Alex Avion
Rez date: May 9, 2013 (also my SL wedding date)
Team position: Groups’ manager

How did you chose your SL and/or Display name?
For many years I had a different name and Avatar but it had become time for me to make a fresh start. I wanted a name that would be related to my alt’s name…..but different. Even more so I wanted my name to work well with Ahn’s….just in case the massive crush I had on him worked out favorably. Much to my delight it did, but thats a different story.

What brought you to SL?
Way back in 2007 i saw a story about Virtual worlds in Newsweek and thought “I have been waiting for this all my life” and I have been here in one form or another ever since. I recall when there were gambling casinos everywhere, flexi had not been invented yet and flying penis guns were the tool of choice for griefers.

How long have you been with the ‘stuff family?
I have been a member of the groups since they opened. Most of you know I am partnered to Ahn, the man who owns and runs the Stuff groups. I did not start working as part of the Stuff team until about 6 months ago and that was mostly because I wanted to see more of him. I had seen him put together the Stuff hunts before and I knew the hours and hours and stress it takes to get them together. He was getting ready to start on MegaStuff 2 and I knew if i did not sign up to help i would have to entertain myself alone for the next 3 months. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Once I got started tho i loved it. It is very fun and satisfying to put together events for people and help spark their creative side.

How did you learn about the ‘stuff groups?
I have been with them almost from the start. It has been so long I am not really sure how I got hooked into this. I think I heard someone talking about the first ‘Menstuff Hunt and since I was a designer of men’s clothing, I wanted in. The rest is history.

What do you enjoy most about SL?
Spending time with Ahn is hands down the thing I enjoy most about SL. After that, its hard to pick. There are so many things i enjoy. Photography is up there for sure and I love costuming and finding the perfect set for the latest photographic art. I am always snapping photos everywhere I go in SL. Texturing is also something I love, i dabble still in clothing design and make very unique often brightly colored fashion for men. Then there is the Theme Sales room, I have wanted to do something like that for years. I am part of a dance troop that puts on a monthly production and have a ball doing that. Creating an attractive home is high on the list, Ahn can attest to my fondness for rearranging the furniture in our house. I have also recently taken up horse racing too. I think i have to say i just enjoy my SL all of it.

What advice would you give to new avatars?
This is a place where the artist has more power then the guy who is good at sports. It is a rare, wonderful and endlessly creative place. Do not get caught up on the trends and don’t worry to much what you look like at first. This is a world where you can be anything you want to be so spend some time figuring out what that is. Enjoy the journey. Play.

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stuff team pic - nath

Display name: Nath Pevensey
SL name: nathaniel.pevensey
Rez date: May 31, 2008
Team position: homestuff blogger & moderator

How did you chose your SL and/or Display name? I chose the SL name because the idea of Nathaniel being a cousin of the kids in the Narnia books seemed appropriate: I chose the display name because I was hanging out somewhere where there was already a Nathaniel around: they were calling him ‘Nat’ as a nickname, so I chose to go with ‘Nath’ as my nickname.

What brought you to SL? A friend of mine had been inworld for a while and had a lot of fun- once I had free time, I figured I’d see what he was enjoying.

How long have you been with the ‘stuff family? Oh god… I was a mod on the Make Him Over hunt; when Ivy changed it over to Menstuff, I was there. So… from the beginning.

How did you learn about the ‘stuff groups? Followed the mod over when she changed the Make Him Over hunt to Menstuff.

What do you enjoy most about SL? I really enjoy how it’s a photographic environment where I’d spend hundreds of RL dollars to achieve an effect that I can do for less than pennies inworld.

What advice would you give to new avatars? Take a look around- and there are places to find out about where to look around- and then figure out what you would like to achieve.

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stuff team pic - helmarmene

Display name: Destiny
SL name: Helmarmene Resident
Rez date: March 31, 2012
Team position: womenstuff blogger

How did you chose your SL and/or Display name?
– I am Greek, so I wanted to have a name that would actually have a greek meaning so i chose heimarmene. Was pretty funny though cause till now many people can’t actually pronounce it right! For my latest display name, i chose it cause its simply the meaning of my SL name :)

What brought you to SL?
– My sister sillvermoon, in fact we brought one another in SL.

How long have you been with the ‘stuff family?
– A few months, hoping for more!

How did you learn about the ‘stuff groups?
– Having a shop of my own made me familiar with every advertising/fashion group in SL. Womenstuff group, that is the biggest of them all, couldn’t be an exception. At first I was just hunting tees at stuff hunts, then took part in them as a store owner and now as blogger as well. I am a womenstuff child for sure!

What do you enjoy most about SL?
– Meeting friends, shopping and blogging

What advice would you give to new avatars?
– Have fun with SL, don’t allow anyone to abuse your experience in here and keep your eyes wide open for hunts and events from the ‘stuff. Many are free and even without lindens you will look amazing!

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stuff team pic - china

Display name: ღChina ღAngeliquie WhiteFalcon
SL name: chineahh
Rez date: May 20, 2012

How did you chose your SL and/or Display name? I like Asian things and my display is over that and the fact that I am partnered.

What brought you to SL? RL

How long have you been with the ‘stuff family? 2 months

How did you learn about the ‘stuff groups? mega stuff hunt in 2012

What do you enjoy most about SL? communication with people all over the world.

What advice would you give to new avatars? There’s more to life than SL. This is a game so don’t forget there’s a world out side of SL and enjoy them both.

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stuff team pic - silvano

Display name: Silvano Korobase
SL name: Silvano Korobase
Rez date: April 7, 2007
Team position: menstuff blogger

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stuff team pic - kai

Display name: Kai Demen
SL name: Kai Demen
Rez date: 7/15/2010
Team position: menstuff blogger & moderator

How did you chose your SL and/or Display name? it just seemed to fit

What brought you to SL? my pc! :p

How long have you been with the ‘stuff family? since early 2008

How did you learn about the ‘stuff groups? When I first started SL I was on the hunt to improve my avi. I went to Maverick Avatar Design for a new skin & shape, from that group I learned of Menstuff and have been a member ever since!

What do you enjoy most about SL? Learning about other cultures and meeting people from all around the world.

What advice would you give to new avatars? Join Menstuff group to learn all about SL fashion, hunts, events, etc.

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stuff team pic - ent

Display name: Entropy Darkfire
SL name: Entropy Darkfire
Rez date: June 4, 2010
Team position: moderator

How did you chose your SL and/or Display name?
Can’t remember

What brought you to SL?
Entropy isn’t my oldest SL char.

How long have you been with the ‘stuff family?
Forever

How did you learn about the ‘stuff groups?
Can’t remember.. Most likely a hunt actually i think it was
a hunt.

What do you enjoy most about SL?
socializing.. I can spend hours in my empty box of a home and chat over the channels.

What advice would you give to new avatars?
Take your time, think on how you want to approach things.
Things like your first non newbie look. Oh yes! And grab an Animation Override! There are plenty ‘decent’ AOs out there

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stuff team pic - alexandra

Display name: Alexandra Nichols
SL name: Alexandra Nichols
Rez date: 21st January 2007
Team position: moderator

How did you chose your SL and/or Display name? It is almost my RL name, just edited a bit. I had to drop the God Queen Empress of the Multiverse bit off.

What brought you to SL? I watched the video of Robbie Dingo creating Suzanne Vegas guitar and was hooked my the idea of 3d construction in real time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQL8_HB1HtQ… And shopping… Okay okay I admit, it was mostly the shopping, mostly.

How long have you been with the ‘stuff family? Since 2011 I think… OMG you are making me do brain math stuff! It is all a bit of a blur.. I think I was drunk and Ivy was desperate… or was it the other way around?

How did you learn about the ‘stuff groups? I am putting all the blame on Khurt Vhargon. I was an innocent little designer before he dragged me into the pit of ‘stuff :D

What do you enjoy most about SL? Running my stores, Helping people, creating crap and maybe a little bit of shopping. Even though I am a designer myself, I have always found the fantastic designs in SL to be inspirational. ALL RIGHT! A LOT OF SHOPPING

What advice would you give to new avatars?
Get rid of the LL default mesh avatar and start playing around with your own shape. Your shape is the one thing in SL that you have complete control over. It is the foundation of your virtual representation in world.

When you first arrive, spend a week or so running around SL trying things. Visit clubs, explore sims and prowl through stores. Don’t let others pressure you into a ‘makeover’.

Talk to people. Dancers and Hostesses in Clubs, DJ’s after they finish their sets, Store owners if you see them floating around their stores and even other Avi’s you just see walking around. Not everyone is going to be friendly, but more people are willing to chat to you if you are friendly and polite than you think.

Never buy mesh clothes without a demo.

After your first week in SL, if you decide you like it and are going to stay, invest some RL money. $10-$20 US will get you set up for a long time. There are a lot of great gift from Designers in SL but if you are serious about creating your own style, your own look or your own home, you need to start making money in SL or investing in your fun with RL cash.

When looking for a paying position in SL, how your avatar presents itself is incredibly important. In SL appearance is everything. Unlike RL, how you present you Avatar is entirely your own choice. In Second Life, you Avatar represents your own style, interests and taste. It is not so much a reflection of your physical appearance as your inner person. People will judge you initially on how you look then how you behave, and they are right to do so because your avatar is a reflection of you want the world to see you. Second Life is the one place that judging someone based on their appearance makes sense.

And finally, if you are intending to stay in Second Life, you need to spend some time to find you ‘thing’. It might take you 6-12 months before you settle on what Second Life means to you but it is well worth it. All long term residents have something that keeps them logging in. To some it is the family and friends they surround themselves with, others become content creators or manage businesses. Models, Dancers, DJ’s, Role Players, Vampires, Assassins, the list is endless. Take you time and find your thing and the right community to support you, and most of all… Have fun.

Alex

P.S. If you see a mention of ‘being so sick of the drama’ in another avatar’s profile… RUN! IT’S A TRAP…

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stuff team pic - blm

Display name: BlackLabelMenswear
SL name: BlackLabelMenswear
Rez date: Well, this is an alt, but his rezulatiffication day is 5/14/2012
Team position: moderator

How did you chose your SL and/or Display name?
BlackLabelMenswear is my very favorite brand of men’s clothing. They were the first all-mesh male brand, and they own the trademarks on the term “meshwear,” so I’m surprised all men don’t use some form of this name.

What brought you to SL?
A friend mentioned that SL was in public beta, so I went all like, “Oh? And what, prey tell, is an SL?” The rest, as they say, is history. Well, except for the bits which haven’t happened yet, but they will be history once they happen.

How long have you been with the ‘stuff family?
Literally since before there was a stuff family. When the MakeHimOver group disbanded, 3 of us started fashion groups to fill the void. I ended up closing mine and directing my members to Menstuff because Ivy threatened to kick my ass if I didn’t.

How did you learn about the ‘stuff groups?
From Ms Ivy, who was sitting on top of me and screaming she was gonna kick my ass at the time.

What do you enjoy most about SL?
Wardrobe malfunctions. You would have to watch like 500 Superbowl halftime shows to see as many wardrobe malfunctions as you see in like 30 minutes here. It’s just a more efficient use of my time.

What advice would you give to new avatars?
Don’t trust anyone who won’t cam with you. Don’t buy anything for the first 30 days unless you buy it from me. Listen more and talk less. No matter how hot you think you are, remember it’s just a cartoon. Keep in mind that almost all SL lesbians are men. REAL lesbians use male avatars. I think that about covers it.

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stuff team pic - cyn

Display name: Cyntia Xenakis
SL name: Cyn Sin
Rez date: September 6, 2006
Team position: moderator

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stuff team pic - jordy

Display name: Joяdリ
SL name: Jordy Mendle
Rez date: March 28, 2010
Team position: moderator

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stuff team pic - kyle

Display name: Kyle Beckett
SL name: Kyle Beckett
Rez date: July 4, 2004
Team position: moderator

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stuff team pic - lily

Display name: Lily Palmer
SL name: Lily Pussycat
Rez date: July 23, 2005
Team position: moderator

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stuff team pic - petr

Display name: Petr Hastings-Vanbeeck
SL name: Petr Vanbeeck
Rez date: November 27, 2006
Team position: moderator

How did you chose your SL and/or Display name?
Back in the day (that expression makes me laugh) when we picked our surnames from a list, I always had liked the name Petr, and looked for a name on the list that I felt would go with it. The Display Name is because i am married to the darling Tasty Hastings-Vanbeeck

What brought you to SL?
I read the NYT article how Anch Chung made a million dollars.

How long have you been with the ‘stuff family? I have been apart of the team since just before the Hunt in December 2014. I have been group member for alot longer than that, i dare say years.

How did you learn about the ‘stuff groups? A friend pointed me to it as a potential place to get my brand name out there.

What do you enjoy most about SL? the fun. I like the creativity. I have learned alot since rezzing in. I have met alot of really great people. Some are still on my friends list, some have parted. Some have just left SL.

What advice would you give to new avatars?
Enjoy the ride. But be careful out there. SL is like RL if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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stuff team pic - ryu

Display name: ΉΛЩƬDΛЩG ЩΛƬΛΉ
SL name: Ryuichi Braveheart
Rez date: August 15, 2008
Team position: moderator

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love this outfit- Seamus

Posted on by Silvano Korobase

FashionNatic Seamus_101

Hair:  MINA Hair –  Bas

Outfit: FashionNatic –  Seamus Male Outfit complete with shoes pants jackwet and shirt

Shades: GABRIEL –  ::GB::Leather cover sunglass Black

Pose:   IMAGE ESSENTIALS –  IE – Monolith


Look Smart!

Posted on by Kai Demen

mesh coat: BRAVURA! – Angel Leather Coat in Titanium – available exclusively @ The Thrift Shop
skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – guy T1 – FREE – JOJ Hunt item
pose: Image Essentials – Wander1
jeans: :: HEYDRA :: – Priesley jeans in black
hair: INK – SEED in black – NEW
ears: MANDALA
mesh eyes: KMADDFREE on MP
mesh hands: Slink – relaxed
photo taken HERE