Saturday, April 19, 2008

A grigori in the rafters


Azazeal Whitfield of October Rust


My fifteenth guest star is also my first featured boy (because Lawless doesn't count as a guest star, he's a bogger in his own right!). Said boy (fine, he's actually a man) goes by the name of Azazeal Whitfield, and he doesn't make clothing.

First, just what is an Azazeal? I had to look up such a rich and interesting name. Wikipedia (source of all my knowledge) says that he is one of the Grigori, "a group of fallen angels described in Biblical apocrypha who mated with mortal women." Mm, a fallen angel, eh? A naughty one, too.

So far I've blogged women who make skins, hair, eyes, shoes, and pretty outfits, but I've never blogged a Arch-angel-itect. Azazeal is obviously a creature of the night, and Azazeal's architecture is the haunting counterpart to his avatar's look.

I wandered through some of the builds of his firm, October Rust. They are spare of design, meant to be nice to your prim count. Despite this, they are still evocative of a mood, a feeling, as if your avatar has been sent to a pretty house's distant future, in which the family that made memories there have long departed. Only the faded wallpaper can tell the tales created within.

Azazeal is not only a naughty fallen angel, he's a cheeky one as well. I gave him my usual round of questions about inspiration, perspiration and design aesthetic, and he said, "Aesthetic? Or anasthetic? I use wine.. lots of wine." The real answer was, "From gothic decay to pretty french governess; movies, comics, MUSIC an things I see in the real world; people I meet."

The dark angel has built a lot of houses, so many that he's not quite sure how many, including gazebos and hearses, all in just under a year. (Damn, I've been on SL for about as long, and the sum of my creation is still a one-prim box!) He also uses wine and concentration when building houses, and says that the build can never be forced: "If I actively try to build something I have a hard time and end up deleting stuff. If I just have an idea and start work, things tend to flow well."

From the look of his haunting manors, the ideas must flow very well indeed.


Azazeal (up there on the roof of his haunted house)
is wearing Material Squirrel wings, Calico Ingmann Creations hair,
and a Silent Sparrow suit.
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