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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

GeekSpeak – Healing the Earth- Join the discussion Saturday Nov 16th at 12pm SLT

So much damage has been done to the planet.  Deforestation, seas filled with plastic, acid rain.  This week we will be talking about the various ways in which humanity has started to clean up the world.  There are many efforts underway, from recycling plastic to planting millions of trees.

What is really needed to make cleaning up economically viable?  Can we think of ways to make money out of it?  Will there be ‘recycling billionaires’?  Can we trust the people in charge of recycling not to tip it all into landfill?

What are we doing to reduce the stream of waste that we produce?  Do you see an era coming when everything will be made from renewable materials?  What will that world be like? 

Can we ever succeed in healing the planet completely?  Is it worth trying to do so?  Join us in the discussion.  Bring your friends!
IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hip Hop History II 2019 - Returns to the grid November 21st 5pm SLT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday November 14, 2019
The Most Lively Hip Hop Cultural Music Showcase Returns To Second Life
It was four years ago in October of 2015 when Sunburst Premier Grid Entertainment and India Umia-Delgado brought the first three day Hip Hop History event to Second Life.  Close to one dozen of the most talented Hip Hop DJ's, a number of radio stations, Hosts, and 13 sponsors contributed to paying homage to Hip Hop culture for three days and making SL history.  During a post event radio interview, it was asked of us when would we do it again. Me nor India could answer. We didn't know. We didn't know then, but we know now.

Now, four years later in November of 2019 brace yourselves and prepare for Hip Hop History II 2019, as we plan on making SL history again.  The staff of Break Beatz Entertainment (BBE): Shon Larsson, India Delgado, Lex Ryada, and Cinfull Vixen along with ATOL Ent. and hosts: Fancita Miami (Secret Garden) and Sharif Tylman (Taboo Reign LIVE) are bringing to Second Life an event that surpasses the show stopper in 2015.  There have been many changes in the last four years in the Hip Hop world, in the culture, the artists, and some of the music. The same can be said of Second Life and the Hip Hop community. One thing that hasn't changed is our love of music and entertaining the SL grid. It's time again to share that love with the residents.

This time around for four days from November 21 thru November 24, we are bringing together twenty of the most talented DJs, (twice as many in 2015), talented Hosts, and with the support of twenty gracious sponsors, the most exciting and anticipated Hip Hop event to drop on the grid.  The twenty DJs will showcase their interpretation of the best in Hip Hop music culture opposite other DJs in a different event each of the four days as follows:
Day1 - Battle of The Era's | Day2 - Battle of the Record Labels | Day3 - Battle of the Producers and the finale on Day4 - the all out competitive represent your coast, Battle of the Coasts.  The list of DJs include: Ven Detta, Doe Riler, Matheus Brunson, DjayFifty Darkcide, Pinky Claridge, Suzie Coba Esquire, Fontaine Seetan, India Delgado, Cindy Alaric, Torrey James Sr., Shon Larsson, DJ Brasco, Niecey Qods, Exo Dannunzio Bellaire, Cali Huntress, Dominick Scarpone, Brockie Spicer, Darren Diabolito Jr., IDJ G Rock, Patrick Johnson, and Jik Shamroy.
All of these events will be hosted and managed by our team of experienced Hosts: Tasty Temptation, Thick Stakz, Riskayy Wayne, Phxladybug, Ebony Scorpio, MzSexyred, & Ali Carlisi.  Breakers will be joining us including The Baby Theta's showing their skills at the events.

The staff are putting in an awful lot of work and time bringing this production to life.  However, none of this would be possible without the generosity and support of the following sponsors:
Club Azure
Sigma Gamma Nu Fraternity
The Executive Event
The Little Tokyo Rooftop
Xi Delta Psi Sorority
Dawnies Soulfood N Catering
Physzeeks Xclusive Body Shapes & Physics
DJ Rob Flex
Lambda Rho Lambda Sorority
Virtual Airlines
Batista's Getaway Resort
Contact #1 - sonsaraydejonay - in world (SonDee Batista-Lefevre - on FB)
Contact #2 - marion melodie - in world (Melodie Batista - on FB)
Unified Sexy Shapes For Women & Men
Cobra Streams
Seranades By Ambrosia
Sigma Gamma Sigma Sorority
GQueue Motors
Secret Gardens
Taboo Reign LIVE

Join us beginning November 21st for Hip Hop History II 2019 the battle showcase of the year.  I say lightning can strike twice. Be a part of SL history again. You can contact India Delgado or Shon Larsson on Facebook with any questions.
Break Beatz Entertainment
Shon Larsson
India Delgado
Lex Ryada
Cinfull Vixen

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

THE DICKENS PROJECT Returns to Second Life December 1st

The Dickens Project has become a winter holiday tradition for a growing number of Second Life residents since it began as a special seasonal presentation by Seanchai Library in 2008.  It transformed into an interactive environment in 2012, then to a full region experience for 2017 and 2018. Seanchai Library is proud to announce that they will be opening the doors of The Dickens Project 2019 Edition beginning December 1.

The Dickens Project celebrates the work of English author Charles Dickens (1812-1870) featuring his seminal work "A Christmas Carol." This year's edition presents a full month of exploration, storytelling, music, dance, roleplay opportunities, and the return of the "Urchins in Dickens’ London" experience. 

Sunday, November 10, 2019


The car door opens and out tumbles the family, swaddled in over-sized coats, scarves and mittens.  The children race into the forest of regularly spaced trees, with muffled footsteps and the crunch of compacting new-fallen snow.  “How about this one?” a young voice shouts. “Too short.” is the reply. “Here! This is it. Whatdaya think about THIS one?” “Wellll...If it weren't for that flat spot on the side there. Keep looking.”  Then finally. “Perfect! We found it. Bring the ax.” The sounds of chopping wood, dragging the tree back to the payment stand. The kids tossing back Styrofoam cups of hot chocolate. The tree is loaded atop the car, the family piles back inside, and chalk up another success in the perennial hunt for the perfect Christmas Tree.

This relic of bygone days is now available for you to experience in Second Life. Tex's Tree Farm is a one of a kind unique experience you will only find in SL.  This is a true family role play Christmas Tree Farm where you can pick and cut down your tree and take it home with you and your family.  

Bundle up and bring the loved ones. Stop by the Deer Ridge Cafe to grab a hot chocolate while breezing through the Tree farm to pick your favorite tree. Grab an ax, pick an empty tree behind the demo tree you like then chop it down.  Once it has fallen, pay for the tree and accept into your inventory. All the trees come fully decorated with a menu that allows you to pick and choose which decoration you and your family like. Then add your own special Christmas touch with those special ornaments. Once you have picked your Christmas Tree, head on over to Under the Christmas Tree to thaw out and grab those toys and special gifts. More home decor and trees to choose from as well.

Make this a family tradition you’ll cherish for years.  Head down to Tex's Tree Farm for a family experience you will never forget.

I recently had the opportunity to visit Tex and Summer Humby at Tex’s Tree Farm as they were busy gearing up for the Holiday Season - unpacking boxes of ornaments, sharpening axes, and shoveling snow off the walkways and parking lots.  I was able to get them to slow down long enough to answer a few questions. 

Josh Bellic (JB):   Tex? Tell me a little about Tex's Tree Farm.   How many years has this been in operation?

Tex Humby (TH):  My wife and I actually meet at a Christmas sim five years ago. We have been inseparable ever since. Tex's Tree farm has been in operation for four years now. It started off with just display trees that were decorations for the Christmas shop.  I am the builder and Summer is the decorator. Last year we started to build on the idea of having an original RP where anyone could come and chop down their own tree with an ax, just like you would in RL. We perfected the concept this year. Now anyone can pick a decorated tree they like, grab an ax and physically chop it down. Once the tree has fallen, you pay for the tree and it goes into your inventory. Nothing else like it in SL 

JB:   Whatever inspired you to do this in SL? Was this process part of your own Family Tradition?

TH:  Cutting down our own Christmas tree was something we always did. Every year our family would bundle up and make our way to the farm. We would pick out the perfect tree each year and my Dad would chop it down and we would bring it home to decorate. It was one of my favorite memories as a child. Today we buy a real tree from a vendor as those long ago tree farms are almost non existent.  We wanted to bring our old family tradition back into SL.

JB:  Do you build all the tree options yourself?

TH:  We decorate each tree with a rezzer concept. Now you can not only cut your own tree down but touch to get a menu to build on that tree with the decorations you want. You have an option to choose which of those decorations on that tree you would like to rez, and leave room for your own decorations as well.   Summer comes up with such original ideas with adding more and more to each tree as the years go by. Now with the new rezzer concept she has extended those trees to include things like the candy shelf and toy sleigh. I love what she comes up with and can't wait to see each tree once she is done. 

JB:  Will Tex’s Tree Farm be operated only seasonally, or do you plan to keep it open year-round?

TH:  We are open year round for anyone wishing to visit a Christmas location throughout the year. We add new trees every year and build the farm up. Next year will have have even more and it will only get bigger as the Farm has really taken off here in SL and people contact us every year asking if we will open the Farm or if the Farm will be open as they love to come back each year with their loved ones and experience the Tree Farm.

JB:  What else would you like our readers to know about either the tree farm, or the gift shop?

TH:  We would love for everyone to know that our location has so much to offer. Tex's Tree Farm experience go hand-in-hand with the shop. We built the Deer Ridge Cafe to let everyone stop and enjoy a family lunch before heading to the Tree Farm to cut your own tree. Once you have your tree, head over to Under the Tree Christmas shop for all of your Christmas Decor needs.  The first floor is dedicated to Christmas gachas and the 2nd floor to non-gacha items. We also have Georgia's Pet Adoption Center named after our third child who loves animals. The cabin is filled with gacha animals of all kinds that you can adopt and take home. 

We also have The Magical Menagerie which is a Harry Potter Themed shop chalked full of magical creatures and all things magical. We built this for our second oldest daughter who loves the odd things of the world. 

Last but not least we do have cabin rentals that have the cozy feel of winter with our multiple scene indoor decor options. They are the best cozy little cabins and cottages in SL that is snow year round for those that enjoy the feel of winter every day of the year. 

So there you have it Folks.  As you put together your list of Christmas activities this Holiday season, be sure it starts with a visit to Tex’s Tree Farm, for a memorable experience the entire family will enjoy.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sapphire Beach Club' Saturday Party Nov 9th 10 am-4pm SLT

Monday, November 4, 2019

Why Second Life Players Should Consider Studying an Online Degree

Many Second Life players have found inspiration in the game to make changes in their real lives. Sometimes all it takes is a brief conversation with another player to open your eyes to a future that you hadn’t considered.
If you are looking to make a change in your life and to begin pursuing a new career path, an online degree is a great first step to take. Here are some of the reasons you should consider it.

Find a Subject Relevant to Your Interests

Many people are under the misapprehension that online degrees are only suitable for a relatively small range of subjects - those that can be completed remotely and don’t require any practical component. However, this hasn’t been the case for quite some time. There are now a number of leading universities that offer degrees in subjects like nursing and these include a placement component arranged by the university.
Studying online doesn’t require you to narrow your ambitions or restrict your potential choices for the future, studying online is a perfectly valid route into just about any industry you have your eye on. For example, check out the University of Virginia online - they offer tech, business, medical, and even politics-related degrees. No matter what you like to do in life, and in Second Life, there is sure to be a degree out there that is right for you.

Study at Your Own Pace

One of the main advantages of studying online is that it puts you firmly in control of your time and enables you to study at a pace that suits you. Online degrees have enabled single parents and other people who would traditionally not be able to commit to a university course to broaden their horizons for the future. Most online degrees can be studied on a part-time basis, meaning that the course will take longer to complete but will be much less demanding and intense.

Control Your Schedule

Some of us find that we learn better when we are left to study independently. If you are the kind of person who needs lectures and needs the face to face interactions with their professors that aren’t available online, a campus course is a better option for you. However, independent learners and those who just want more control over how they spend their available time will appreciate the freedom that an online degree offers.

Save Money on Tuition

Getting an education is expensive. Not only do you have to consider the immediate costs of tuition, which seem to be going up every year, but you also need to factor in the costs of accommodation, food, etc. Studying full-time limits the amount of time you can dedicate to a job and the amount of money you can make while you study.
An online degree is a much more realistic proposition for many people. For one thing, the option of studying part-time gives students much more latitude to work in their free time and earn money to offset their costs, which are already lower than they are for regular students.

Whatever your ambitions are in life, or in Second Life, an online degree can be an excellent first step to take. Online degrees now carry the same weight as their campus counterparts, cost less money, and offer students much more flexibility and control.

Attention; Fashion Designers and Motorcycle Creators wanted! December 4th-December 7th

If you create fashions or if you build motorcycles, here is your invitation to the very first Bike N Biker Fashion Event on SecondLife.
Cobras MC World.
The event will run from Wednesday, December 4th through Saturday, December 7th, with Friday at 10 am slt and Friday at 6pm slt being the original shows and the "Run-Off" will be on Saturday at 3pm slt.
Per team winners will get a trophy for both the fashion designer and the bike builder for their shops, a 4- page spread in the Biker NEWS about their winning creations, and the following prize monies,

The entry fee is reasonable, just ONE outfit and One Bike Voucher from each team to add to our auction boards.
There will be two different runway shows. The winner of each show will then compete in the final showing.

Each bike may have the number of riders that would normally be placed on that type of bike build. However, you are limited to three outfits. All must go along with the theme and or spirit of the bike build.

One model will be expected to drive the bike down the runway, stop it, go through all the poses, turn the bike around and then proceed back up the other side of the runway. Everyone will get a chance to practice this.

The Event will open on Wednesday. Vendors may purchase a vendor space for the event with 50 prims, available for 200 linden or may get their 50 prim stall available for a hunt prize (hidden in their own space) and 50 lindens. We would love to have you be part of our hunt during this event.
Please contact Susie Ocello or Mightbe Shelter for more information on this fantastic Bike and Biker Fashion Event.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Make Tex's Tree Farm part of your SL family tradition


Picking a fresh-cut Christmas tree isn't about crossing an item off your holiday to-do list. It's about breathing in the scents of fresh cut trees, sipping hot cocoa at Deer Ridge Cafe, listening to the fire crackle, and children laughing with delight as they skate around on the frozen pond. And best of all remembering Christmases gone by and Christmases yet to come.

    Tex's Tree Farm is a one of a kind unique experience you will only find in SL that is a true family role Christmas Tree Farm where you can pick and cut down your tree and take it home with you and your family.  

Bundle up and bring the loved ones. Breeze through the Tree farm to pick your favorite tree. Grab and ax, pick a empty tree behind the demo tree you like then chop your tree down.  Once it has fallen, pay the tree and accept into your inventory.  
    All of our trees come fully decorated with a menu that allows you to pick and choose which decoration you and your family like.  You and your loved ones can pick what you would like then add your own special Christmas touch with those special ornaments.

Make this a family tradition and head down to Tex's Tree Farm for a family experience no one will forget.

    And don't forget to stop by Under the Christmas Tree Shop for all your Christmas Decorating needs on the first floor including toys, home deco and lots of Christmas baked goods.  Second floor, non gacha home decor including new modern trees. 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

GeekSpeak – Preppers! Should we be prepared for disaster, even when no disaster threatens? Join the discussion Nov 2nd at 12pm SLT

How safe are we really?  And how fragile is our civilisation?
There are so many things that can go wrong.  There are personal disasters like the ATM not working, local disasters like power cuts and world disasters like wars or epidemics.  Which disasters are you most afraid of and which are most likely to happen?  Do you prepare for any of them?  Do you think you should?
What should you store if you are a prepper and how would you store it?  How many weeks’ supply should you have?  Are there skills we should all learn?  Get prepared and join us in GeekSpeak to discuss your prep efforts.  Bring your friends!
IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Three cities to visit in the UK

There are many places throughout the United Kingdom that you can plan to visit on a trip to this beautifully diverse island. You’ve only got time to explore a handful of these places on your trip, though - so where do you go?

To get the most from your time in the country, it’s best you spend a few days in some of the cities dotted about the British Isles. These are just three of our favourites, so here’s what you can do and see in them.

Many people flying in to the UK will land at one of London’s international airports - so why not have a longer stop in the capital and find out more about it? There are too many things to do here in one visit, but there should be a few places at the top of your list that you must go to.

If you’ve only got a couple of days, then the main sites you’ll have to see include Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the Tower of London, Borough Market - and they’re only some of the highlights! Don’t worry, as there are many parks to visit and relax in: the royal parks, in particular, prove popular.

Hyde Park is one of those and, with its great transport links, it could be an ideal spot for you to stay. Accommodation options such as Native give you the great services you expect from a hotel, but also with the advantages of self-catering apartments.

This city in the north-west of Manchester is famous for many things, but two of the most well-known of those are football and music. If you’re a fan of ‘the beautiful game’, then you can head for the National Football Museum - learn more about the England team’s world cup win and the history of the sport. If you’re a fan of a certain team, then you could also visit Old Trafford: home to Manchester United.

If sport isn’t your thing, then you can absorb Mancunian culture by visiting some of the other places of interest in the city. There’s HOME for theatre, cinema and art, Manchester Art Gallery, and the Northern Quarter for its creativity and independent outlets.

Going north of the border into Scotland is another must-see on your UK trip. You’ve probably heard of Edinburgh, but have you thought about going to Glasgow too?

There’s plenty of beautiful architecture to see, which you can discover more of on the city centre mural trail. You can also find more work from the architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who was from Glasgow.

You can also enjoy some whisky in one of the many pubs and bars in the city - some of which may have traditional folk music performances taking place. Also, look to enjoy a tipple on a tour of the Tennent’s Brewery.

There are many more cities, towns, and quaint villages to seek out when visiting the UK. These are just some of the great places you can experience when you go to this fantastically diverse, historical, and interesting country.

Spirits in Motion Presents "Fright Night 2019" At Kachina Theater Sunday Nov. 3rd at 2pm SLT

   Spirits in Motion is proud to present "Fright Night 2019" on Sunday, November 3rd at 2 pm SL at Kachina Theater, where we hope to show you a frightfully fun time.  Our hauntingly handsome and ghoulishly gorgeous dancers have worked themselves half to death to create a splendid show for your pleasure. Paragon Dance Animation Company is joining in the fun by donating a dance pack which will be given away in a free raffle at the end of the must be present to win! Come join us in celebrating the macabre with Spirits in Motion at "Fright Night 2019,  Sunday, November 3rd at 2 pm SL!

Under the Christmas Tree Shop open for another season of holiday shopping and Experience cutting down your own tree at Tex's Tree Farm

Under the Christmas Tree is a one stop shopping experience for all those gifts you need. Our first floor is stocked daily with hundreds of gacha items including toys, home decor. rare trees, baked goods, Christmas foods of all kinds and so much more. Store is stocked daily with new things each day.

Our second floor is non gacha items for all your home decor needs including, rugs, trees, toy givers. food givers, fireplaces and everything you could ever need for your home and your family.

Don't forget to visit Tex's Tree Farm to have the only RP experience in SL of cutting down your own Christmas tree. Each tree comes decorated with menu of decoration choices. 

Come visit us today and make it a family Tradition. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

GeekSpeak – Fake News! What is it? How do we deal with it? Join the Discussion Saturday Oct. 26th at 12pm SLT

 We hear about fake news more and more these days.  But what is it?  Do we have to deal with ‘alternative facts’, in the words of KellyAnne Conway?  Do we need a Ministry of Truth in Facebook?  Is there any way to guarantee that some news is not fake?
Do we have to live in a world where fake news is always possible?  Have we always lived in such a world?  Will we forever live in a world where you have to accept the possibility that you are acting on fake news?
Could there be an AI that would determine that all the news you get is real?  Would you trust it?
Come to GeekSpeak to discuss reality in the news rooms.  Bring your friends.
IM Vulcan Viper if you have any ideas for new subjects.