You know the type.Â You see them hanging around at family holiday parties, off to the side.Â This one’s just like all the rest–he’s your typical goth/emo/slacker boy, or whatever they’re into now.Â God only knows.Â He looks likeÂ he might be one of your wife’s cousin’s kids.Â And what’s with the attitude?Â This one’s sullen, broody, moody, like he’s disappointed by the world.Â You can’t get a word out of him, so don’t bother trying.Â You’d think his lips really wereÂ sewn shut or something.Â Don’t expect him to step up for karaoke, much less put on an actualÂ costume.Â At least he made his face up, give him credit for that.Â But it’s a little too scary, really.Â That kid is seriously weird.Â I mean, what’s wrong with a cheap plastic mask?Â And would it kill him toÂ bob for apples with the little kids?Â At least it would make his mother happy.
The thing is, he’s both more and lessÂ ”dressed up” than he realizes.Â He thinks he’s so special, but really they’re all more alike than different.Â He and his friends try to rebel, and the result is that you can’t tell one “rebellious” gothboy from another.Â Trying not to be posers, they end up posing like crazy.Â We were nothing like that when I was his age.
Kids these days…who can understand them?
risey Arai does some truly beautiful work in the area of prim-enhanced clothing.Â Consider two new shirts at :sey: “The Death” and “Border”.Â “The Death” actually includes two different shirts that can each be worn with short or longÂ sleeves.Â One features the strikingÂ skull graphicÂ you see here, while the other has a simpler, text-onlyÂ design.Â Either way, the message is clear.Â risey describes the pack as containing four shirt styles, but you can also wear the shirts tucked or untucked, so eight different configurations are possible.Â The sculpted collarÂ is included in regular and wide versions, which should allow more of us to fit the collar more easily.Â The rolled short-sleeve cuffs are fairly standard, but the long-sleeve cuffsÂ are most impressive, with realistic flaring and correctly muted colors for the fabric’s reverse side.Â Permissions are M C T, but the collar and cuffs are scripted for easy resize via touch.
“Border” includes two shirt styles: the simpler one shown here, and another with suitably baroque skull artwork.Â Each can be worn tucked or untucked.Â Although worn on a single clothing layer, the look is of two different shirts, layered one over the other.Â Prim accessories include sculpted slouchie cuffsÂ and silver-studded arm-belts.Â Permissions on clothing-layer pieces are M C T, but the prim pieces (which are not scripted for resize) are M C T, so you can resize them manually.Â Available in five different colors; shown here in Red.
“The Death” (L$400) and “Border” (L$350) are both available at :sey (Isle of Tranquility 158, 110, 29).
I was entirely unable to resist accessorizing withÂ Noam Sprocket’sÂ ”Mr. Skully” necklace.Â Meticulously constructed of powder-coated metal (or maybe it’s painted plastic), Mr. Skully seems friendly rather than scary.Â He reminds me of the sugar skulls traditionally made for Day of the Dead celebrations.Â The set includes Blue, PinkÂ (which actually looks more like red to me) and PurpleÂ versions.Â Permissions are M C T.Â L$150 for the set at Gritty Kitty (Koreshan 47, 83, 25).