“This is Me. Is that You?” (Story Post)

Storyline Continued from “These First Few Steps

“So this is me.

I know, I know, it isn’t what you expected. For what it’s worth, it’s not what I expected either:

Cressida Cain.
Model. Stylist.
‘Talent Acquisitions.’

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“What does all of this mean,” you might ask, and rightly so. The best answer I have for you is that it means my life -here- is about as far removed from -there- as it’s possible to be. Sometimes I have premonitions and sometimes it’s as simple as ‘this person is going to be an asset’ or ‘limpet shell is going to be -huge- this summer.’ Sometimes it’s more than that.

Sometimes I look at a person or an object and I just know what needs to be done.”


Doesn’t make much sense, does it?

Let me begin by saying that it’s not supposed to make a ton of sense yet. This is a project that I’m working on with my partner Lucky (the other mind behind Mask and Mien) and it’s more concept than reality at this point in time. The idea is that we’re creating characters for a larger storyline this summer and in order to do that right, we’re taking the time now to establish things like setting, timeline, and character things such as their names, personalities, and physical traits. I can say now that they’re going to be heroes (probably) so we’ll be dropping hints about power sets as we go along too.

I’ve been using this article on How to Create a Super Hero and have found it to be super helpful (hah >.>). Maybe it’s a thing you’d like to start thinking about as well, hmm? Just for funs?

The Name:

Every good character needs a cool sounding name and I’ve been playing with a few different ones in the last few weeks. My avatar name, Portia Pexington, is actually a SL adaptation of Portia Peterson, an old hero alter ego from a game called City of Heroes. I chose the name Portia because I love classically beautiful names and, for this, Shakespeare is my go-to. From Portia to Cressida (x3) to Daphne, I can’t help coming back to these name lists.

‘Cain’ as a surname made sense to me for a couple of reasons. First, a name like Cressida doesn’t need a lot of support as there’s plenty of personality in those three syllables. Second, alliterave names are a thing, especially in the hero genre. Third, is this trope right here. You’re welcome. ❤

The Style: 

I’m so fond of the phrase “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things” because I know it to be true. First impressions matter, and not only because we want others to see how attractive our characters can be. A good style shows what we find attractive ourselves and, to a lesser extent, what we might value in others. For this style, I wanted to do something with exceptionally clean lines. I wanted white and gold and blue, all colours I associate with a futuristic setting, but I needed to maintain a sense of luxury as well.

There’s something so special about the ‘Jonelle’ outfit from -AZUL- that I just can’t put my finger on. It might be the fact that it actually includes pants instead of the long flowing skirts we’ve come to expect from Mami Jewel. Whatever it is, I knew I needed to put my own spin on the outfit, to take it into the future instead of the present or the past. I kept the accessories simple, not wanting to overshadow the beautiful fabric textures in the top, pants, and my Hucci shoes. Gold hand covers and earrings from Aisling, one of my favourite bracelets from Zaara, and a bindi I picked up from one of Musa’s gacha machines a few months ago. Blue nailpolish appliers, if you look close enough, tie everything together.

Also, the holo tree in the background tells you this is the future, obviously. 😉

~ Credits ~

Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae natural/Rose Pale ~ Lara Hurley
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Quicksilver ~ Ikon Innovia
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ Onyx LeShelle
Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 ~ Kikunosuke Eel
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 ~ Siddean Munro
Lashes: .: Mai Bilavio :. Individual Lash in Morocco/Tokyo Striplash ~ Mai Bilavio
Makeup: alaskametro<3 “Matte Mist” eyeshadow – Teal ~ Alaska Metropolitan
Nail Applier: :[P]:– Slink Nails:// Feah ~ Aikea Rieko

Hair: enVOGUE HAIR – Emily ~ Cassandra Rain

Outfit: -AZUL- Jonelle /Pearl ~ Mami Jewel
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Selawik Pump – Pearl (Slink) ~ Eboni Khan

Bindi: !Musa! Bindi Diamond ~ Yabusaka Loon ~ Gacha Item ~
Earrings: .aisling. Gretchen Earrings ~ Druunah Esharham
Bracelet: ZC : Sadaf paua bracelet *gold* ~ Zaara Kohime
Hand Jewelry: .aisling. LadyOfHighgarden Hands Gold ~ Damian Kleiner ~ Gacha Item~

Pose: *PosEsion* Statue 7 ~ Dahriel Resident

Set: ~Isil~ “La Lumiere” Tower ~ Beth Delaunay
Tree: .:buddhabeats:. Holographic Tree 2013 (v2.0) ~ Roopert Huldschinsky (MP Store)





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