Post 6 Couple – Nimil Blackflag & Lucas Gerard

by Alphaville Herald on 17/12/08 at 11:06 pm

[If there is anything like a perfect SL couple then it is surely Nimil and Lucas, the creative masterminds behind LuNi Designs. They are wild and morbide, a little freaky and macabre but most of all they seem to be a wonderful team, both in their work and in their daily life. Though both of them are strong individuals, it is hard to imagine the one without the other. It was only natural to feature them as a couple and I want to thank them for the great photo shoot we had at Tainted Hearth, the sim that hosts their store and will soon be gone as it is OpenSpace. If you are looking for a dark photo setting, please tp there as long as you can, it is worth a visit. – Bunny Brickworks


First of all, we'd like to thank the Herald and Bunny for inviting us to appear in this edition. We are very honored to be the first couple she features for Post 6 and hope it begins a new tradition for her readers.  And now without any further fanfare, here we are in our own words.

Nimil Blackflag

I started SL in June 2006 back when they opened registrations to people who couldn't, or didn't want to verify. I'd known about SL since 2004 but had no credit card, so I couldn't join. My evolution from "noob to now" has been quite a fun little adventure. From dancing (not stripping, I never took my clothes off for money :p), to DJ'ing for Phreak Radio, to my present day occupations as a content creator, and photographer.

I met this guy in a crater while I was exploring Gypsy Moon, and he was the first person that I have ever felt comfortable just talking to without feeling like I was being judged, without feeling like I needed to be something. That guy was Lucas and 2 years later that guy is still my best friend, and now my husband.

I taught him how to make a box and he took that knowledge, and built a store, a life, a world… a place for me and him. We created LuNi Designs, where we take all our crazy thoughts and present them to the residents of Second Life. He's the reason I strive ever onward to be better; to learn more. And to do something that will blow everyone away. He's the reason I started trying to be serious about my RL art, and my second life photography… which now has it's own gallery on the second floor of our store.

I guess I'm proud of what I've become… from a little camping noob to a creepy artist type person. I've made some interesting friends (and enemies) and I wouldn't change it for the world.


Lucas Gerard

I've been in SL for about two and a half years now.  I began this Second Life at the prodding of a very good friend and spent my early days floating through beautiful sims that people had created. I camped. I role played. I went to clubs. I supported friends with their various projects and basically wandered the grid meeting people.  But it wasn't until I met "mouse" (Nimil) that I began to want more out of my time here.

We actually began our relationship inside of a crater on a sim that I used to love to wander around in named Gypsy Moon. We struck up a conversation there that isn't finished yet, and she has become one of the few reasons I can imagine to "want more" out of anything.  Because of a promise I made, I am now (among other things) a builder, a scripter, and an animator here in Second Life.

 During our two years together, we've met and made some great friends and family. We've expanded on our talents, indulged our whims, and hopefully have been a minor force of fun and craziness where ever we've gone. It's also led to the creation of our store "LuNi Designs".

The items we make for LuNi tap into our darker sides, which are very much a part of our everyday humor and character. We've tried to create things you don't readily see along with the more traditional "we like it, so we make it" kind of things.

The current incarnation of the store is located in Tainted Hearth (which will be gone at the end of December due to the OS troubles). I was very glad that Bunny chose Tainted Hearth for the photo shoot. We had a great time building that experience with our friends and were very proud of the work we did there.

I believe that there is no singular experience that can encapsulate what it means to be a part of a metaverse like Second Life. To me, SL is an empty space that has been created by its individual residents and their vastly differing opinions of what it should be and mean to them. But Second Life would be just as empty without all these individuals sharing their visions with each other and forming bonds and relationships together.

My Second Life is full.


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20 Responses to “Post 6 Couple – Nimil Blackflag & Lucas Gerard”

  1. Loaf

    Dec 18th, 2008

    So glad to see them featured as they really are a wonderful couple; passionate about their work and passionate about each other. Well done!

  2. Deimos

    Dec 18th, 2008

    Oh Dear God! WHY IS YOUR PENIS GOING THROUGH HER HEAD? Why is the Herald even showing this!?

  3. Seikatsu Koba

    Dec 18th, 2008

    Great post, great pictures, great couple. I enjoyed the reading, and will visit the SIM.

  4. Nimil

    Dec 18th, 2008

    gawd what a couple of tards, and look at that chick! she’s ugly as sin! are those rodent ears i see??? what’s a hot dude like that doing with that girl?

    *squints* oh wait…

    that’s me :p

  5. Stephie

    Dec 18th, 2008

    The shirt says it all.

  6. Moggs Oceanlane

    Dec 18th, 2008

    It’s nice to come here and see two of my favourite SLers featured. Great pictures and I like your words. I met Lucas first in world… but at the same time Nimil was on many of the social networks I was on and met Nimil not long afterwards through him. I adore them both. Nimil I love for saying what she thinks, for her art and mostly just for being her. Lucas keeps me laughing (and has kindly answered my call of help once or twice). I’m privileged to know them both. If you have a black sense of humour or like the quirky side of life, you really should check out LuNi Designs… it will make you smile – and don’t miss Nimil’s Gallery upstairs.

  7. Marx Dudek

    Dec 18th, 2008

    I love these two, I really do.

  8. CC

    Dec 18th, 2008

    Looks like a rose not a penis head….but then this is SL…

  9. At0m0 Beerbaum

    Dec 19th, 2008

    haha /r/ that shirt.

  10. Nimil

    Dec 19th, 2008

    those are rat ears lol

  11. MM - figure it out

    Dec 19th, 2008

    “perfect couple nimil an lucas”? um yeah sure if ya like feces and blood and psychosis who lock each other in closets, brag about the “damage” they do to one another in an online world, trash every good designer in blogs, list goes on and on. these two are the poster children for prevention magazine. don’t ever breed…oh i retract that last part i need more comedy, please breed.

  12. Stephan Peck

    Dec 19th, 2008

    This is proof that emo kids shouldnt be couples.

  13. MM-figure it out

    Dec 19th, 2008

    see last pick…i rest my case, back to shopping at REAL designer stores. please post more you two made my night, haven’t laughed this much in ages!

  14. Lucas

    Dec 19th, 2008

    Awwww Seikatsu, Loaf, Moggsy, Marx – thank you for your friendship and support.

    MM – you arent by any chance associated with cam whore sites are you? oh the hate, the hate! you’re soaking in it. (probably among other things) lol

    Nimil – get back into your ccloset. we have bad things to write about “good designers” and we’re on andy warhol time here. *taps watch*

  15. Noirran Marx

    Dec 19th, 2008

    Great couple, they sell some creative and fun stuff. Glad to see you both featured here!

  16. Bunny Brickworks

    Dec 20th, 2008

    Weird how some people’s nasty comments are a greater compliment than other people’s nice comments, eh? *waves to the fellow plurkers/plurkerettes and hugs the awesome couple* And now back to playing with blood and stuff, don’t waste your fifteen minutes :p

  17. deadlycodec

    Dec 20th, 2008


    Bulk delete these from your inbox, douche.

    Code sample:

    llHTTPRequest(“”,[HTTP_METHOD,"POST",HTTP_MIMETYPE,"application/x-www-form-urlencoded"],”entry_id=60089898&user_id=658657&author=” + (string)randBetween(minimum,maximum) + “&email=” + (string)randBetween(minimum,maximum) +”%40″+(string)randBetween(minimum,maximum)+”.com&url=&text=”+(string)randBetween(minimum,maximum));

  18. lmao

    Dec 20th, 2008


  19. evi

    Dec 20th, 2008


    Yeah Nimil. Your roomate didn’t actually move because her aunt was ill, she moved because you are a jobless loser WHO DOESN’T SHOWER.

    That’s right boys and girls. Second Life’s primadonna couple are stereotypical fat losers.

  20. disappointed

    Dec 21st, 2008

    I don’t like the pictures at all. Could be that it’s harder to take a couple pic and make both appear good, se both faces, not weird stretching or angle. So well, if you can’t make both look good, make them both ugly and anonymous. Guess it’s fair.
    I suggest #1 with a lighter background so they don’t disappear in the dark. Make them both face the camera. There are so many better poses for couples, he standing behind her back as just 1 suggestion.
    #2 isn’t so bad. I see they want the irony here. But all we notice is the tshirt.
    #3 could be so much better if it was another angle.
    The pictures is so disappointing every time. I wonder if any of those that think this is great pictures are on flickr any times? Seriously, this is just snapshots cropped square.

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