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Short skirts now and then: Jareth as Rolling Diner Waitress

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After our discussion yesterday, during which Jareth let me know how vital this outfit was to his continued existence, I bought it for him as an early Christmas present. Here’s a crappy render of him in the decidedly non-crappy outfit. Continue reading Short skirts now and then: Jareth as Rolling Diner Waitress

Bishoujo style Jareth?

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Last night I sprang for the long-limbed, big-eyed Star 2 for G3F by LadyLittleFox, Cake One, and Traveler. All the renders on the Daz boards made her look irresistibly adorable, especially when blended with other G3F characters. I wanted to see how my digital people would look if Starified. Continue reading Bishoujo style Jareth?

I’m digging this fusion character.

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I just watched the latest Steven Universe episode, Mindful Education, which features my absolute favorite character of the whole series: Stevonnie. Stevonnie is a magical fusion of protagonist Steven and his best friend Connie. Together they make one person, Stevonnie, who blends characteristics of their source material, both physically and characterologically. For example, Stevonnie has Steven’s gem located at their navel, and they also have Connie’s lithe physicality. Personality-wise, Stevonnie seems to be more mature and reflective than either Steven or Connie on their own, suggesting that the two bring out the best in each other. Also, interestingly enough, Stevonnie is much more at home with magic, transformation, teleportation, flying, etc., etc., etc., than either Steven or Connie separately, possibly because they’re a product of magic themselves. Also they’re incredibly cute!

 

Aaaaaaanyway, with thoughts of fusions on my mind, I returned to a fusion character of my own that I thought up 17 years ago: Nova, which was me + Frank. Now that I have Daz Studio and all the appropriate tools, I can mess around with morph dials and actually create digital representations of such blended characters, so I did! I made a digital Nova, who is not appearing here because she’s not my focus.

My interest this evening was in doing a digital combination of me + Jareth. I’m digging the result, shown below in the middle with me on the left and Jareth on the right. I’m actually thinking that Jareth should be looking a little more like the middle facially, so maybe it’s time for me to change his digital likeness.

 

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Need more pelvic thrusting in my life.

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Not in my actual physical life, as I can bump and grind pretty well myself, nor in my imagination or the videos I watch, but in digital. My digital assets sorely lack poses of people dancing from the hips. Thus I had to make some my own, which involved a lot of posing in front of the mirror, telling myself things like, “Hands left! Hips right!”, going back to the computer and shoving around the model, trying to replicate the desired pose in my chair [a difficult task], watching a little Pete Burns, repeating the whole process, etc., etc. Jareth demonstrates results below. Continue reading Need more pelvic thrusting in my life.

Bananas-on-ham Jareth all duded up for a fancy dinner out

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Ever since I read someone describe a wild, unpredictable, over-the-top, and entertaining anime as “bananas on ham,” I’ve decided to use that phrase in reference to my signature style as much as possible.

Anyway, Jareth and Jennifer are on a road trip. They’re going out to eat at a fancy [?] sushi restaurant. Jareth, who is on a Pete Burns kick because his creator is on one too, is dressing up in his interpretation of whatever the heck Pete Burns is wearing in the I’ll Save You All My Kisses Boners vid. Continue reading Bananas-on-ham Jareth all duded up for a fancy dinner out

“That’s the way I like it, uh huh, uh huh…”

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I’ve figured out why I don’t go to the gym. All I see is people fleeing in place. The exercise rooms are conspicuously lacking in individuals like the following:

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Righteous rage, or, Don’t piss off Jareth!

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Mostly an excuse to work out my rage using Cybertenko’s V4 Gatling Bra, AntFarm’s Window Shopping, and some hyperbolic sound effects.

Note that Jareth is, of course, singing Labyrinth by Oomph! It’s no accident that the lyrics he’s quoting go [roughly], “When I penetrate your soul / And exploit you for my lust / Then I’ll blind your senses…”

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Jareth im Labyrinth

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Here’s Jareth showing off his new cape from Meshitup’s G2M DM Suit, which ripples better than any other cape I’ve ever seen. Set is FirstBastion’s Lost in a Labyrinth, location for much of my music video photoshoot based on the song Labyrinth. Click to enlarge.Continue reading Jareth im Labyrinth

Making art helps me feel better.

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Below, 49 Pieces, a mini universe photostory. Click to enlarge.

My digital T-shirt, besides being a virtual model of something I will eventually have in real life, also serves as an efficient metaphor for my raw emotional state. The graphic derives from an illustration in Juan Valverde de Amusco’s 1560 textbook Anatomia del Corpo Humano. Known as an écorché [French for flayed person], the skinless figure proved a popular way to depict human musculature. Interestingly enough, this one appears remarkably sanguine for just having peeled off his skin. He is a lot calmer than I am at the moment.

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“Links rechts gerade aus / Links rechts gerade aus…”

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Soooooooo SeventhBard and Roland introduced me and Jareth to Oomph!, a German slammer band. They don’t have the musical, uh, oomph of Rammstein, but that have tons more humor and more fun, not to mention a scenery-chewing complete hambone for a lead singer. And none of the sicko Baudelairean perverted Misogynist DeathSex [so far]!

Naturally, I downloaded Oomph!’s Labyrinth. The song and music video together are clearly the result of a bangin’ threesome between Labyrinth the movie, Alice’s Adventures Underground, and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, the sexcapades of which were then followed by a viewing of Pan’s Labyrinth and dramatic readings of Blake’s Sick Rose, as well as Dickinson’s Me from Myself — to Banish, with Rammstein’s album Mutter for a little mood music, not to mention a compendium of knock knock jokes for a chaser. Yes, knock knock jokes. ^_^

Aaaaaanyway, in the immortal words of Howard Dean speaking to the Governor’s Institute class of summer, 1994, this song grabs me where I like to be grabbed, so I’m planning an accompanying photostory. Below we have Jareth as one of the players. Please ignore the shirt intersecting with the pants and all such crap.

 

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The power of the anime hair!!! or, What, philosophically speaking, is a shirt?

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Jareth with anime hair and what may or may not be a shirt, depending on your definition of the word… Continue reading The power of the anime hair!!! or, What, philosophically speaking, is a shirt?

EeeeeEEEEEeeeeee suspenders!

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I think he was going for some early 20th-century blue collar look here. The thoroughly modern OMG SQUEEEEEEEEEE! body language could be slightly anachronistic, though. :p

As an aside, I should mention that Neftis and Cauchemar3D’s G2M Jack the Ripper Hair supersedes Luthbel’s G2M Horror Survivor Marius spike, brows, and facial hair as my favorite set designed for a male figure. Jack the Ripper has a wonderful messy, wayward look. The hairline and distribution of hair on the front crown convincingly mimic a high, possibly receding forehead. In a market full of luxuriant, bountiful hairstyles created for youthful characters for whom hair loss is just a distant nightmare, Jack the Ripper remains one of the few realistic options for slightly older people. The morphs to alter/remove sideburns and mustache just make this even more versatile. Now that I’ve gotten the set to work on G3F, I do believe that I’ve found Jareth’s preferred hairstyle for whenever he feels like “butchin’ it up.”
 

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Facial hair!!!!!

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I figured out how to get facial hair [both transfers from G3F and also from previous figure generations] onto G3F so that it follows expressions! Woo hoo!

I’m also happy because this evening I just sprang for AprilYSH’s Leandros Hair and Beard for G3M. I got it because it beautifully represents the messy ponytail that I see so many people use whenever they don’t want to put much effort into styling their hair — just pull it back and don’t worry about the flyaways. The inclusion of a beard, up to AprilYSH’s usual spectacular standards of modeling, was just a nice bonus.

Now that I’m playing with it, though, I really like the beard. It’s a decent closely clipped style, very realistic, and the alternative trans maps for full hair growth and sparser hair growth are pretty convincing. Once I made a little morph to keep the mustache hairs from shoving themselves up Jareth’s nose, everything worked well.

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Taste Testing: Jareth, Tomaeo, Nero, and Russell at the bar

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Here’s the photostory featuring Jareth in the aforementioned inimitably Jarethian outfit. Other people include Tomaeo [rainbow shirt], Russell [grey sweater], and Nero [black corset]. As usual, there’s a lot of sarcastic remarks and tongues sticking out.
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Out drinking with Tomaeo and bros on a weeknight

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Sometimes I put together outfits that are just so quintessentially Jarethian that they make me laugh out of happy surprise. This is one of them, to be seen in a photostory that occurs during Jareth’s casual night at the bar with Tomaeo, Russell, and Nero.  The title of this picture is Makeup Emergency — Jareth’s explanation for why he took a while in the bathroom. ^_^Continue reading Out drinking with Tomaeo and bros on a weeknight

I call this one “Heeeeeeeere am I floating ’round my tin can.”

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Testing out imaginary spacesuits in preparation for a trip to the moon. 😀 Continue reading I call this one “Heeeeeeeere am I floating ’round my tin can.”

Jareth is awesome.

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Okay, now he’s ready for prime time. I transferred Ghastly’s G2F Flat Chested morph to achieve his accurate breast size and modified his base texture to add some shadows under his eyes. I also took the subsurface scattering off his surfaces, and he looks much better — much less red. Continue reading Jareth is awesome.

Jareth on Genesis 3 Female base

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Tired of waiting for Dimension3D’s GenX3 to automate the process of transferring morphs, I decided to take another stab at approximating Jareth on the G3F base. I’ve been working on moving him manually to G3F for several months, with unsatisfactory results.

 

Last night I finally figured out how to move him over without distortion — or, more precisely, the chief components of his head morph.

  1. On G2F, I added to Favorites the head morphs that his likeness depends on: my RedPlanetArachnid [young David Bowie] and Genesis Head [because RedPlanetArachnid was developed for a Genesis 1 base].
  2. I then used the Transfer Utility.
    Source: G2F. Shape: Default.
    Target: G3F. Shape [and here’s the key]: Genesis 2 Female Head from Slosh’s Genesis 2 Legacies.
    Slosh’s Genesis 2 Female base morph included in this series provides much more accuracy than you would get if you used either the G3F clone shape under Source Shape or the G2F clone shape under Target Shape. As many people have noted, the G3F clone for G2F and the G2F clone for G3F do not follow the shapes that they clone exactly; distortion becomes especially egregious around the eyes.
  3. After transferring the morphs over to G3F, I did the usual rigging adjustment and ERC freeze. For some reason, even though I was just transferring head morphs, I had to leave pretty much everything selected in terms of bones to adjust and influencing face groups. For the first iteration, though, I unchecked Left Squint Inner and Right Squint Inner, as those bones tend to move way out of line during rigging adjustment. Then I did a second rigging adjustment with only those bones selected.
  4. I defined limits, colors, names, paths, etc. for the morphs and saved as usual.

After all that, I then loaded a new G3F and dialed in G2F Head 100%, Genesis head 50%, and RedPlanetArachnid 75%. Using the G2F version as reference, I used my G3F Morphalynn morph package, Dogz’ 200+ G3F Head and Face Morphs, and Daz’ G3F body morphs to reproduce the salient features of his shape. Anyway, here’s a full body shot. Needs a little more adjustment, especially the transfer of some age morphs and a Flatten Chest morph, but I think I’m finally ready to use him in digital photostories!

 

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Let me tell you about U.S. women’s hairstyles of the fin de [19ieme] siecle…

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Around the turn of the 20th century, women pursued two ideals when dressing their hair. The first was VOLUME. The second was CURLS. Even a cursory glance over photos, drawings, and other ephemera of the period shows lofty, complicated updos. Women labored carefully to achieve such styles, setting and curling their hair, teasing it up over rats to give it more height, adding hairpieces, etc., etc. Such hairstyles reached their popular apotheosis in the satirical and yet idealized sketches of Charles Gibson, creator of the Gibson Girl, whose look, at once haughty and casually tousled, bespoke an independent and athletic New Woman. In the same way that big hair of the late 1980s and early 1990s correlated with women’s increasingly large presence in corporation positions of power, so the big hair of a century earlier arguably connoted women’s agitation to take up more space in the world. Also it looked really cool.

 

As much as I love big hair from any period, I lament the difficulty of finding digital models of it. Therefore I’m glad to report that I just yesterday figured out how to construct a CGI Gibson Girl bouffant! I used two instances of goldtassel’s lovely Edwardian Hair for Gen1 and G2F. One I pushed beyond the limits of its morphs to achieve the correct voluminous silhouette; the other I used as fill. Jareth illustrates the results below.Continue reading Let me tell you about U.S. women’s hairstyles of the fin de [19ieme] siecle…

“Doing a Devo,” or, What Goes On in My Imagination

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I rarely share in public what goes on with the characters in my head, but this is one of the more innocuous events.

For context, I got Whip It by Devo stuck in my head, which is clearly a goofy set of puns, even if you haven’t seen the video. Then I started thinking about Jareth’s workplace, which is mostly your basic corporate office, except for the fact that the business, the Mortal Coil [yes, thank you very much — I like the name too] sells party space, scene space, kinky equipment, and bdsm services. [And that’s one of the ways you can tell it’s imaginary — because such a company would never exist anywhere in Vermont. :p ]

Sadine is the Coil’s rock star domme who brings in so much business that she gets her own assistant, which is Jareth. It’s mostly executive assistant work, with a ton of calendar management. Lately, though, she’s been getting a lot of really low-quality crap from the web content specialists who are ghosting her blog copy, and so we begin our vignette…Continue reading “Doing a Devo,” or, What Goes On in My Imagination

Things I picture lumberjacks wearing…

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…include the following:

  • steel-toed boots
  • wool socks
  • hard hats
  • leather work gloves with padded palms
  • rip-stop pants reinforced with grommets
  • sweaty T-shirts

Things I do not picture lumberjacks wearing include the following:

  • poet’s blouses that have never seen a day’s sweat in their lives
  • pointless little vests that don’t do anything
  • pants with integrated codpieces
  • boots with useless straps
  • no gloves
  • no head protection

In other words, I don’t picture them wearing anything like the Lumberjack outfit included in the Genesis 2 Male Starter Essentials by Daz Studio. However, I must admit that the outfit is hilarious in its impracticality and thus perfect for Jareth, who likes entertaining and impractical outfits.Continue reading Things I picture lumberjacks wearing…

Krampus: Jareth’s interpretation compared to mine

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I told Jareth he should be Krampus for the annual Christmas masquerade ball. Krampus, is, of course, a character in German folklore who’s kind of like the anti-Santa. He looks a lot like a stereotypical demon/devil/satyr, with horns, hooves, and tail. He also has an extremely long tongue. He has been known to rattle bunches of chains, whip misbehaving brats, hand out coal, chase women, and eat/drown/take to Hell children, although he apparently can be appeased with schnapps. Nice guy.Continue reading Krampus: Jareth’s interpretation compared to mine

Jareth is ^_^ !

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It’s very hard to portray Jareth in this gender presentation without him looking preppy or hipsterish. That’s why I keep coming back to Luthbel’s G2M Horror Survivors Marius for the texture, hair, brows, and beard. It looks casual, weatherbeaten, and a little stylish [ref. sticky-uppy hair], but not really put-together.Continue reading Jareth is ^_^ !

Jareth has been updated.

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Wow, when was the last time I posted a render?

One of the things that I really like about having digital likenesses of my characters is that I can change them over time. Applying different complexions and make-up involves simply loading up new textures, while experimenting with their shapes requires pushing morph sliders around. Therefore I can make drastic alterations to them without committing to anything permanent.

 

I changed my digital likeness of Jareth recently in a pretty significant way. He used to be stylized and cartoony, but I thought I’d see what he looked like in a more realistic representation. Instead of basing the digital version of him on the digital sculpt I made for my Jareth BJD, this likeness is based on my approximation of David Bowie from about 1975, with a lot of ageing, sagging morphs added, as well as some emaciation and curviness. Check him out.Continue reading Jareth has been updated.

Time for some Jazzercize [TM]!

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Med4D offered a time-limited freebie, 80s Gym Set for G2F, including the clothing and hair you see below. It’s a beautifully modeled set with lots of material zones, and the hair especially makes me very happy. Jareth too, as you can tell by the renders below.Continue reading Time for some Jazzercize [TM]!

“Sexiness” vs. actual sexiness

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Jareth illustrates the aforementioned finger-in-mouth pose deemed alluring by so many advertisements of digital content. In case you haven’t noticed, he’s very sarcastic. :p

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Smirk II — now with super extra double enhanced eyelashes!

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Here we have another attempt at The Smirk, which came about primarily to showcase my latest acquisition, Nuances of Perfection Eyelashes morphs and textures by AlFan and smay. I have no idea why this product is entitled that way, as it is the absolute opposite of nuanced. Since I’ve been looking for exaggerated and extended eyelashes for my digital dolls for some time, I’m very pleased.

I tried to put Jareth all in black, but I failed because he strenuously resists monochrome. We compromised on a black and white scheme, mostly because I didn’t want to take all the time to do a shades-of-black makeup scheme, which takes longer than you think it would….

The 1980s called. They want fashion tips. :p

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Mood: [See attached picture]

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Today I figured out how to rig conforming facial hair so that it follows a character’s facial expressions, and I also acquired an add-on to my Instant Makeup called Geisha Builder, which should more accurately be termed "Additional Makeup Options Vaguely Inspired by Some Ahistorical, Exoticized Western Concept of Japanese Geishas." Hey, I just bought it for the additional lipstick and eyeshadow options.

Results of both facial hair rigging and Geisha Builder use below. I’ll say it again — if only putting on actual makeup was this easy…sigh… Anyway, here’s Jareth, continuing his long-standing tradition of rockin’ the hell out of whatever I put him in. He could probably make a wet paper bag and some old apple peels look smashing… [Jareth: "BLECH! Put that in the trash!"]

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I’m a genius! I made a sit morph!

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Yes! I created a sitting morph for Neftis’ Lady de Lioncourt Dress for G2F. I love this Gothy, neo-Rococo dress, but its inability to sit realistically has prevented me from using it.

After grumbling in quiet frustration for several months because I thought my skills were not equal to the task of making the dress sit, I finally decided to attempt the creation of a sitting morph. And I succeeded!

I made the morph entirely in Daz with D-Forms because that’s the method of modeling with which I feel most comfortable. I even minimized distortion of the bat ornaments all over the skirt. Go me! I’m amazing!

Jareth cheers in happiness below.Continue reading I’m a genius! I made a sit morph!

Jareth the goof, or, Sometimes the best things in life are free!

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I’ve finally approximated something close to Jareth’s usual expression, which is about one-third playful, one-third fabulous and one-third off-the-wall. Hey, I even threw some lights in there! You don’t know how much of an accomplishment it is to finally have him able to stick out his tongue.
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Smashing!: Jareth’s latest outfit

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Earlier today I mentioned Jareth in the same entry as various theatrically costumed rock stars from the mid-1970s. I think David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and probably Adam Ant [though not from the 1970s] would approve of the get-up below.
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Baroque architecture, BDSM lust novels and very expensive puns: starring Jareth and Jennifer

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I made this mini universe story this weekend just so I could have a chance to make this pun. Well, I also did want to use my new Montespan Interior Scene and Jareth’s fabulous Baroque outfit. Anyway, enjoy.

Note: Jareth is reading the third in the 50 Shades Trilogy. All the faces he makes come directly from my own reactions, although, in my case, there was a lot more yelling at the book. :p
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Jareth making faces

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I finally, finally, FINALLY got Jareth’s eye makeup to look like the Goblin King’s. I’m not looking to copy the face paint exactly, but just get the general shapes right, which I think I did. I’ll spare you the boring details of how long it took and just show you a picture. I used some eye makeup Photoshop brushes by Obsidian Dawn in my efforts. Otherwise the credits for sources are the same as last time. Only new thing is the expression, one of many I have made over the past few days. I call it "Just You Wait." ^_^

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Jareth loosely interprets the 1950s…

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…In prep for hanging out at the Greasy Spoon Champlain Diner.  I have so much fun designing his inimitable style. Have I mentioned that he likes pink and really, really, really high shoes? I’m surprised he’s not showing any leg or midriff, but we can’t flash all of the people all of the time, I suppose. [Sigh.] :p

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“I’ll take Invisible Suspenders for $500.00, Alex.”

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This comic is my tribute to Adzan’s Solar Solace for Hiro 3, here modeled by Jareth. I try to determine the mysterious device that prevents him from dropping trou.Continue reading “I’ll take Invisible Suspenders for $500.00, Alex.”

Jareth as Jareth

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I just got the idea that it would be very entertaining to dress up [digital] Jareth as Jareth the Goblin King, his inspiration. I think I can cobble the outfit from stuff I already have:

  • Shirt base from ??? — possibilities include Adzan’s Ode for Hiro 3, Adzan’s Litho Le Fae Esquire for Hiro 3, Adzan’s Still Life/Still Morning for H3
  • Shirt sleeves from Wilmap’s Blouson Top for Genesis
  • Shirt cuffs from Adzan’s Ode for Hiro 3 
  • Vest from Adzan’s Painted Osculus
  • Pants from Sickleyield’s Free Leggings for Genesis or just applying a cloth texture and Spandex morphs to legs
  • Boots from Wilmap’s Knee-High Heeled Boots for Genesis

Kinda baffled by the hair, though…I haven’t found a single style with a suitably spiky top and long straight sides, but maybe I can approximate something from SWAM/Goldtassel’s Elfdance Hair Anime [for the top] and Mark003’s freebie Punk GaGa hair [for the sides]. If all else fails, Valea’s Cherry Hair has the correct silhouette and layering — just needs more volume. I’d rather not spend money, but "But it’s Jareth!" is a sure justification to prompt me to turn out my pockets. :p

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Digital Jareth’s silly clothes

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Here, in a perfect illustration of what I mean by Adzan’s freebie outfits having a sense of humor, Jareth wears the entire Painted Osculus set for Hiro 3. I particularly like the breast window created by the combination of neck brace thing and vest, as well as the crotch ventilation zippers. Mostly I like how this outfit recalls formal wear, but then runs off into sillier directions.

Hair is Studio Maya’s freebie Simple Hair for Michael. Pose is one of M3’s default, combined with hand poses from Schlabber and cascarda’s eXpression for V3, tweaked by me. Background by me. Standard info about Jareth model, texture, makeup, glasses, et hoc genus omne, applies.

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Digtal Jareth goes Rococo

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…And manages to look Goth while doing so. Standard info about Jareth figure sources applies. Rococo dress and hair [including pearls and feathers!] are freebies by Chris Cox, as is the Masquerade texture for the dress. Background is a freebie by bogwoppet. Pose is one of cascarda and Schlabber’s eXpressions for V3, tweaked by me.

It’s not easy being fabulous, but someone has to do it.
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Jareth in drag

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Here’s digital Jareth in drag — that is to say, an outfit that is very far from what he regularly wears. His hair’s usually down, so now it’s up. He usually wears short, informal, fetishy stuff, so here he is in something rectilinear and formal. He usually goes femmey, so here he is butching it up.

Jareth’s head is a Daz Michael 3 base with a combination of M3 head/body morphs and Capsces’ Brom head/body morphs. Skin texture base and most of the make-up is from kaiZ’s V3 Beauty Kit, with eyeliner elements from etomchek and PureEnergy’s Stardust. Hair is Mylochka’s freebie Palamas.

His body is the Daz Genesis base. Body shape is a combination of basic Genesis morphs, including Standard Male, Thin and WaistWidth, as well as DieTrying’s BackUndefine and BladeboneDefine morphs from his 182 morphs for V4 [converted by SickleYield for Genesis]. Jabba’s Junk in the Trunk morph rounds things out [har har]. Genesis base and all morphs mentioned are free downloads!

Jareth is wearing Slosh’s SPEX for Genesis, as well as Wilmap’s Pinstripe Suit for Genesis [shirt, tie, jacket and pants] and her Genesis Buckle Heeled Boots. Spex aren’t free, but the clothes and boots are. Not visible under his clothes are the ball joints and the corresponding limb morphs from SickleYield and Fuseling’s Ball Joint Doll for Genesis package.

Pose is from Schlabber and cascarda’s eXpression for V3 pose pack, and the background is a png I made myself.

And, now that I’ve catalogued all the sources of the elements of this picture, I’m exhausted. :p

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Slightly updated digital Jareth

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Changes from last render, in no particular order:

  • Different glasses, actually cat’s-eye this time
  • Added custom morph for bulge in pants [I made it with a D-Form/magnet]
  • Added collar
  • Added boots
  • Made hair lie more realistically

The collar should just be plain leather with a padlock, and the boots should have exceptionally high heels and platforms. [I’m waiting to see if I can resuscitate my clothing conversion utilities to make him appropriate outfits.] But I guess you can’t always get what you want…

Sources: Jareth is a Daz Michael 3 base with a combination of M3 head/body morphs and Capsces’ Brom head/body morphs [and a morph for the pants bulge that I did myself]. Skin texture base and most of the make-up is from kaiZ’s V3 Beauty Kit, with eyeliner elements from etomchek and PureEnergy’s Stardust. Second skin outfit is generated from zew3D’s Clother for V3, specifically Naughty Pack 2 [harnesses], Casual Pack 4 [jeans] and Casuals Pack 3 [camisole]. Boots are from Uzilite’s Sade. Hair is Daz/AprilYSH’s Amarseda. Glasses are Slosh’s SPEX for Genesis. Collar is a freebie from 3-d-c. Background is a freebie by propschick. Poses is one of Victoria 4’s defaults, tweaked slightly by me.

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glitteryshittest4.jpg

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I have really creative file names, as you can tell.

Remember how I said I was working with Daz for makeup concepts, among other things? Well, I’ve accomplished some Daz kinky stuff already, and the therianthropes are in the offing. Most recently I subdued Daz successfully enough to force it to yield the first of many representations of Jareth’s makeup, creatively entitled glitteryshittest4.jpg. Behold! This is the sort of stuff he actually wears in my head, but the doll doesn’t because I wanted to paint the doll with something simple that I stood a chance of executing well. There should be more blush, more eyeliner all around, heavy mascara, possibly some lip liner and definitely some saucer-size chandelier hoop earrings [!!!], but I’m not there yet.

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