Do Androids Dream….

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Blade Runner

Welcome to Hangars Liquides, which resembles the San Angeles of Blade Runner and the original Philip K. Dick book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, in many places. Dark in many places, gritty at the least in most, and yet with a compelling attraction that draws you back.

Early in the 21st Century, the Tyrell Corporation advanced robot evolution into the NEXUS phase – a being virtually identical to a human – known as a Replicant. The NEXUS 6 Replicants were superior in strength and agility, and at least equal in intelligence, to the genetic engineers who created them. Replicants were used Off-World as slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets. After a bloody mutiny by a NEXUS 6 combat team in an Off-World colony, Replicants were declared illegal on earth – under penalty of death. Special police squads – BLADE RUNNER UNITS – had orders to shoot to kill, upon detection, any trespassing Replicant This was not called execution. It was called retirement.

— Opening to the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner

Pris 1

My interpretation of Pris, the android (or replicant) dancer. She just didn’t have much quotable material in the movie, so I’m focusing on the book here.

“I like her; I could watch her the rest of my life. She has breasts that smile.” — Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Pris 2

Actually, this version of Pris would care quite a bit whether or not you had an ostrich; the feathers make up an integral part of her headdress and fan from Eclectica.

“Damn her he said to himself. What good does it do my risking my life? She doesn’t care whether we own an ostrich or not. Nothing penetrates.”

Pris 3

Belle Roussel must have traveled to space to find these rocks, or she has a contact with De Beers. Some of the diamonds on the sash (pulled from her La Traviata gown, along with the other related gems and the gloves) would give the Great Star of Africa a serious run for its reputation.  The sequined thong is a separate from another designer (see the details below).

“You mean old books?”
“Stories written before space travel but about space travel.”
“How could there have been stories about space travel before –“
“The writers,” Pris said, “made it up.”

Pris 4

Remembering the heavy eye makeup Daryl Hannah wore to play Pris in the film, I went with this for my own interpretation. The Zibska “under-shadow” echoes Hannah’s own makeup, but I layered the extra White~Widow decoration on top of that, and did my usual additional liner with BOOM Liquid Glaze for the lids. Prim lashes from Miamai — the silver-white sparkles are glitter the lash tips — increase the performer’s drama.

“The electric things have their life too. Paltry as those lives are.”

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The details:

  • Skin: Fallen Gods Tao female YANG white skin
  • Eyes: Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes (diamond)
  • Hair: Analog Dog jenova (ocean, HUD color change)
  • “Costume”: OneBadPixel Glimmer sequined bikini pant (mesh, black)
  • Additional costume items and jewelry: Chop Zuey La Traviata black diamond sash, opera gloves, jeweled cuffs, bracelets, earrrings and necklace (see below); Chop Zuey Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love diamond ring; Chop Zuey Ice Queen diamond ring (duplicated for both hands); Eclectica Flaunt headpiece and fan (black)
  • Makeup (in application order): Zibska Ohai eyeshadow (coal); White~Widow Gift Shop (gold); *BOOM* Liquid Glaze liner (lashed, yellow); Mystic Canvass Pouty Gloss lipstick (Hematite); Miamai Catwalk Lashes (Glitter 01)

The La Traviata items from Chop Zuey are parts of one of their line of jeweled gowns, available in a separate skybox atelier.  Look for the teleport to the skybox on the main sales floor.

Photographed in Hangars Liquides region.

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