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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Meddling With Mesh Pandora Drezelan Reporting

I recently logged back into Second Life after a break that lasted for over a year and a half ... okay I admit it ... I deleted my account which was a really stupid move but my real life was one big mess at the time and I just never thought that I would get back on the grid.


After submitting several tickets Linden Lab restored my account(s) and all is well again in the world of Second Life ... except for MESH. Now for those of you who have already converted over to Mesh this article may not seem relevant but for me and my Classic Avatar everything has relevance.
Don’t get me wrong ... I like the way my Avi looks and I have spent both a lot of Lindens and effort to make her as original as possible. Curiosity did get the better of me after a few days of SL window shopping so I decided to check out the Mesh situation for myself.
Firstly I made landmarks EVERYWHERE then I spent another day Demo shopping ... my shops of choice were LAQ and Maitreya and EMOtions to name a few. I also joined a few groups and took advantage of the gifts that were on offer ... I made a folder for all of these items so that I wouldn’t forget where I had put them or rather where my inventory had decided to place them.
My next step will be to pay a visit to the closest sand box to do some unpacking and sorting and then back to my home base to try all of my demo items. Home is a simple room with a bed and nothing more ... the cost is only Ten Lindens a week but it’s somewhere to park my avi ... for now.

I feel like a newbie again.
Thank you LL ... it is great to be back.

Friday, November 16, 2018

New Release From KiX @ Boardwalk New Home and Garden Event - 15th November 2018


A brand new home and garden event hits the grid this week and KiX is proud to be a sponsor and present our Dani Bed exclusively for Boardwalk. Balloons, chrome, silk and rattan all combine perfectly into one pretty, delightfully adorable bed.
This stylishly cute KiX original mesh bed comes in 4 versions; MF Adult or PG and Lesbian Adult or PG meaning there is something to suit many.  The land impact is 10 and as well as KiX original animations and the best 3rd party bento animations, you can rez from a choice of scene setting props such as unicorns, hearts and flowers.  There are even dances, sequences and more in this cute little package.

Permissions are copy/mod/no transfer.

Come on over and see all the amazing creations at this new event.


Monday, November 12, 2018

"Party in the Past" with the CP Swing All Stars Band


"Party in the Past" with the CP Swing All Stars Band on Tuesday, November 13, from 6 to 9pm SL.  This month's party features our very own piano host, Earl Hines, leading the All Stars:  JC Heard on drums, Walter Page on bass, Lester Young on sax, Roy Eldredge on trumpet and Deacon Brown on Trombone.  Featuring Ronnine Artano crooning his "Rat Pack" style stage classics.   Step back in time at CP Swing - the Home of Happy Feet in SL.
Find out more at http:CPSWING.club

Located in beautiful Creations Park:

Elite SL Music Magazine recently reviewed a stunning chanteuse, Lisa Brune.


Elite SL Music Magazine recently reviewed a stunning chanteuse, Lisa Brune. Check it out!  https://jeremyvallauri.wixsite.com/elite-sl-music/single-post/2018/11/03/Sweet-Performances-Are-Made-of-This

We are also looking for writers to review performers, DJs, and venues.  If interested, contact mcmackin or Acacia Merlin in world. You will be asked to submit one review on spec. If accepted, you will receive 500 Lindens and an invitation to join the team.  Each subsequent review will be 500 Lindens. We’d like to have our reviews 500 words max. Please read some of our previously published reviews as a guide before doing your own. And we’d love to hear your ideas for SL Music stories and profiles.

Elite SL Music Magazine is a vibrant source of timely information about music in Second Life. Elite SL reporters comb the Metaverse to bring you up-to-the minute reports on musicians and the venues they play in and stories of performers’ Real and Second Life careers. Constantly growing, changing, and reshaping itself like the music and the venues it describes, Elite SL Music Magazine is the go-to WebZine for all music lovers. Join us on these pages and in Second Life to learn about the must hear performers, the hottest as well as the undiscovered venues, and the behind the scenes stories of music in Second Life.

We cover live performances, venues, and SL’s top DJs, and provide a close up view of Second Life’s richly textured music world through candid interviews, reviews, and photography.

You can find us on social media here:

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

GeekSpeak – AI and learning


Imagine an AI that knows everything about the subject you are learning and also everything about you; what you know already, your psychology, your history, whether you have eaten or not.  It can give you new information as and when you need it and with no repeating of things you already know.  Would that AI be the most effective teacher you could ever imagine? You could learn in months something that would previously have taken years.

Would such an AI lead to more learning, so that we would all learn just for fun?  Or would we give up on learning because we could just hire an AI?  Would children who are educated by an AI lose the ability to socialize with other children?

Will AI free us forever from the need for schools?  Come and join us in the best classroom we could ever have.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/143/127/51

Sunday, November 4, 2018

LAST DAY! :The Fall Full Perm Fair at Old Europe Village October 12th - November 4th



 The Fall Full Perm Fair. Starting your second life business starts here. This event features more than forty top full permissions creators in all categories and also is featuring halloween the creators are offering their latest releases, and fair exclusives at big discounts and FREE gifts.  All creations purchased can be re-sold in accordance with the creators TOS.The fair is sponsored by the Full Perm group





Contact Keith Bemis SL avatar name Up4 Dawes

Saturday, November 3, 2018

GeekSpeak – ‘shoes and ships and sealing wax, cabbages and kings’


This week, after so many years and so many discussions, let’s talk about whatever we see in the future, in SL or in RL.  What do you think will happen, what do you think should happen?

And if you want to talk about the past, well let’s do that.  Come to GeekSpeak prepared to talk about anything and everything.  The future of Earth, our future in space, what happened millions of years ago, Star Trek, virtual worlds, the best way to cook chicken, anything at all.

Give your imagination free rein.  Tell us ‘why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.’

IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/143/127/51

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Second Pets is hosting an event at Deviance Club Friday November 2nd at 4pm SLT.



Three Second Pets™ starter kits will be given away in the contest.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Chantilly/159/79/28 

Second Pets, they're second to none.™
Breedable Koi, Japanesse Snapper, and Clownfish.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Cheater's High - Relationship Challenge- Seersha Heart Reporting…



            Many of us are in or have been in a monogamous relationship at one time or another in SL.  Relationships are perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of living in SL.  In a virtual relationship we can only rely on IMs, text messages in world, to gage who a person is in SL.  With the amount of people who live in SL, it would seem counter intuitive that most people are honest.  Why not be honest in our virtual world?  You can be anyone or anything, right?  Unfortunately for those seeking honest friendships and relationships there are SL residents who are dishonest about their relationships and their fidelity.  There are many respected studies of the “Cheater’s High”.  This cheater’s high is the emotional boost someone receives when they successfully deceive another person.  And yes, this is a “thing”, the cheater’s high is real.  Those I spoke to experience the cheater’s high by telling me their stories.  All names and identifying information has been changed to protect the contributor.

            Andyy Oh has his SL time all figured out.  He told me he has the best of both worlds.  Partnered to a woman since 2012 he considers that his main relationship.  By most metrics it is a perfect relationship.  He lives in England, she lives in Ohio.  When she finishes her work day in RL she goes home to log into SL.  This is late afternoon early evening for her, for him it is late evening.  They see each other almost every day at their SL home.  However, what she doesn’t know is that Andyy has a second life IN second life.  When he went mesh in 2015 he made a new avi under a new account.  Initially he planned to experiment with that avi and that account but remain on most days Andyy.  For a few weeks this worked as he experimented with the design of the avi.  He also found that building as this new avi gave him quiet and time to concentrate.  He told me he told his partner about this avi, but they never discussed it further. 


            This “quiet” that Andyy experienced while in his ALT account as Hectortst came from the fact he didn’t have any friends with the ALT account.  One day while building in a sandbox a woman approached him and asked him a few questions about his project.  He said it was very exciting to be someone no one knew.  He had a couple hours every day before his partner logged into SL.  He had been using the time to build and to explore a bit.  When this woman chatted him, he saw no harm in joining her a club he had never heard of before.  His new life, his alter ALT had a life blossom easily for Andyy.  His days evolved into a couple hours as Hectortst then the evening as Andyy with his partner.  Hectortst is a different version of Andyy.  Hectortst is “single for life” and a playboy.  I asked Andyy if he was worried about getting caught.  He told me it would never happen.  He insists he is a caring and loving partner and that this isn’t really cheating.  He told me it “doesn’t really count” as he doesn’t have any steady relationships with women as Hectortst.

            It is safe to say that Andyy has not yet read Huckleberry Hax’s series AFK.  If he had, he would learn that Huck seems to know quite a few ways a person may get caught even as an ALT.  You can change the avi and the account, but the RL person behind both remains the same.  People repeat patterns, go places, say things that are similar regardless of account.  Thinking of this I asked Andyy one more question, “has your partner ever met Hectortst?”.  My IM went silent with this question.  After about fifteen minutes he IMed me back and said “yes”.  Maybe he felt guilty for this digression.  I only asked questions and listened.  Leaving the IM silent worked for me.  Andyy told me a short story of how his partner met Hectortst.  He said he purposely went to a club that Andyy and his partner frequented.  The prior night Andyy had told his partner that he would not be online the next day planning out his meeting with her.  Before he walked into “their” club Andyy realized his Hectortst was a very attractive avi perhaps more than Andyy himself.  He went into the club [as Hectortst] and sat at the bar while the DJ played.  She wasn’t there at the bar as he had hoped so he waited.  It took three separate times before Hectortst was there at the same time as Andyy’s partner.  Andyy told me his anxiety grew with each try.  He wondered if his partner was with someone else while he was Hectortst.  He wondered if his partner would flirt with Hectortst.


            By the time Hectortst met his partner Andyy was a basket case of worry.  He regained his confidence when she walked into the club one night.  Finally, his big moment came when he IMed her.  Would she flirt back or ignore him or what???  Andyy confessed that he had thought about having an affair with his own partner as Hectortst if she was interested.  Andyy had moved from a few dalliances to full on manipulation mode.  What happened wasn’t any scenario he predicted.  His RL began more demanding so he only had time for Andyy not Hectortst.  He stopped talking to me after his huge manipulation confession, so I don’t know what happened.  Honestly at this point I would rather not know.
            Women are dishonest in SL relationships too.  Chrissy Aeon has a different system that Andyy’s but seems to successfully have a couple lives in SL.  Currently without a partner, Chrissy says she has partnered before and plans to partner again someday soon.  She wants a partner who has limited SL time, such as only weekend, certain nights, basically a predictable schedule.  She loves having a partner, that someone special, to spend time with in SL.  What she also does is provide and escort service as well as serve as a “slave” to a Gorean man.  There is the “hi I’m Chrissy” woman, the “hi check my picks for gifts” woman and the first girl of Gorean land owner.  I could not keep track of our conversation in a way that I can convey how she does this in SL.  She is sweet, funny and seems to have it all figured out.  She sees no problem with all these lives existing with one avi.  I would agree that there isn’t a problem either, SL is what you make of it.  However, I asked her if she tells her boyfriends about the escorting and the Gorean RP.  To this she said, “no WAY”.  Now that, for many, is a problem.

            I spoke to seven SL residents who in some way are deceiving their partner or love interest.  What I didn’t hear from any of the people I spoke to was guilt.  None of them seemed to feel badly for being deceptive.  Perhaps given I posted my inquiry on Facebook, perhaps only those who felt no guilt would seek me out.  I found myself feeling worse each time I spoke to someone.  It was as if reliving the deception was a thrill.  I asked each one a couple of questions.  These are the questions and the results from my small group;


      What is a ‘partner’ in SL?  [most frequent answer was a partner is your spouse or number 1 person]
      What would you do if you learned your partner was deceiving you?  [surprisingly 5 of the 7 said that their partner would never deceive them]
      Does telling your story make you feel better, worse or the same for deceiving your partner?  [ 3 argued that they weren’t really deceiving their partner/bf/gf, 2 the same, 2 enjoyed talking about it]

Each person was promised anonymity.  I also told each person I would write the story my way using the information they provided.  Only one person asked if they could read an advance copy of this article.  I said no.  What I learned to put this together was deception takes a lot of time and a lot of energy.  There are no specific clues that seem to make one person more likely than another to be deceptive in SL.  I am confident that the deceptive people are the minority here, or rather the long term deceptive practices are few.  Most people are upfront about what they hope for in their lives here.  And in the end, you do your best to get to know someone then…. make a leap of faith.


Saturday, October 27, 2018

GeekSpeak – Where is money going? Join the discussion Oct 27th at 12pm SLT




This week is the 10-year anniversary of the invention of Bitcoin.  Let’s take this opportunity to explore what bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have brought us.

Many countries around the world are now ditching the US dollar.  What currency will they take up instead?  Could this be the best chance for cryptocurrencies?

What will the financial future of the world look like?  Will we end up with a world currency?  Will all our present currencies disappear?  What effect will the change in currencies have on the world economy?  Which parts of the world will thrive and which will perish?

Can you see a future world without money at all?  How would such a world work?

Come and get some insights into our financial future.  Your retirement depends on it.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/143/127/51

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Auction House Party on Oct. 26 for MSABC



A luxury home will be the centerpiece of an auction party from 3 to 5 p.m. SLT Friday, Oct. 26 to benefit cancer research through the American Cancer Society and MSABC across SL.

This one-of-a-kind luxury home comes fully furnished and landscaped with a full club, pool, dock, helipad and more! See the details of it here:

The party will take place at the auction house site: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xeen/96/92/3503




Tour the house, then place your bid! Entertainment will be provided by DJ Nuala Maracas of T1 Radio.
If you can not make the live auction event and would like to bid higher if outbid, contact Leala Spire-Marchant (leala spire) to arrange bid by proxy.

At the party, all bidding will be in posted in open chat and the starting bid will be the current highest silent bid. Highest Bidder at end of event will be asked to pay the Strides Kiosk to receive their home.

All proceeds collected during the Strides Parade of Homes in Second Life and the night of the Auction Party will go directly to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

But wait, there’s even more fun!


AXL-Pro, the builder of the auction house, has also contributed another home in a MSABC vendor: https://makingstridessecondlife.org/2018/10/25/bonus-home-to-buy-from-axl-pro/


Perfect for those wishing for a smaller home but not wanting to scrimp on luxury.


If you have any questions about the auction or MSABC please contact Leala Spire or Sandie Loxingly.


Each year, more than a million passionate women, men, and children participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. The events unite communities by honoring those affected by the disease and raising money to reduce the burden of breast cancer.  Dollars raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most so that no one facing breast cancer ever has to walk alone.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Copacabana Country Campground Haunted Cave



Are you ready to discover the secret of Copacabana Country? Legend says the campground was built on a Native American place of power. Centuries ago there was a battle between the living and the dead with the Copacabana tribe and their shaman successfully locking the demons and skinwalkers away in a mystical cave. The spell cast to keep the evil contained would last for 500 years. That was in 1518, 500 years ago.


Now the veil is lifting and the entities are trying to return to the Earthly plane. Only the mystical stone left by the shaman of the Copacabana tribe can stop them. Do you have what it takes to explore the cave, face the nightmare creatures and find the stone? Come to Copacabana Country Campgrounds and find out! Enter the cave in the corner of the campground and if you’re brave enough, step through the trap door and find the mystical stone!!!



If that’s too much excitement, check out our Maize Maze for a spooky, but decidedly less terrifying, good time!!

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Second Life Do's and Don'ts - Seersha Heart reporting


I was having a conversation with someone new to SL recently.  She asked me why most of the material she pulled up via google was so dated.  I looked at some of her inquires and found out that much of the “how to get started” and basic etiquette of SL isn’t very recent.  In this article I have combined resources and asked my Facebook friends to help.  Thank you to those who offered suggestions of dos and don’ts.

Number one rule in SL; do not call SL a game.  It feels like a MMO, but it is like other social media.  There are no goals, no leaderboards it is a place to meet people or to create.  Go ahead and ask people in local sometime if SL is a game.  I guarantee a flurry of answers and opinions.  Every person in SL has an opinion on the topic of describing SL as a game.

Another basic rule to remember that immersion into the virtual grid is still a virtual experience.  You control your experience whether it is good, or it is not good.  If you don’t like a situation, you can always teleport out, turn off your computer; you are never ever someone’s prisoner unless you choose to be.   Even RLV* residents may power off, the ultimate control.  You may log into any location you wish.  If you left a bad area, relog at home or at a region of your choice.  I continue to hear stories from longtime residents who complain about their experiences in SL.  I complain about situations in sl to my friends and sometimes a stranger or two.  However, after some good old fashion whining it is time to take control of your sl life.

Here are some of the definite dos and don’ts I have written down to share.  We were all sl newbies at one time.  Reading these may remind you of your own experiences and make you cringe.


General
Let people know who your SL self is by customizing your profile and keep it current.  “Perving” profiles are a good way to make sure your profile is as you like it best.  Also Perving profiles is fun.
Try to glance at profiles before or while you are talking to someone.  This will give you their clues on what they enjoy in SL.
Learn some basic building skills such as how to rez a prim and to move an object.
Don’t beg for Lindens; there are ways to get some L inworld such as fishing.  There are also jobs inworld such as hosting for a DJ.
Don’t RLV if you don’t know what RLV means to your avatar.  Several CARP SIMs [Capture And Role Play] exist and you would be wise to avoid them unless you understand what may happen to you when you visit one of those SIMs.
There is a lot of free stuff.  The locations change but you can always ask around or use the SL search.

“Never play people! Sure, they're avatars... they're behind a computer screen halfway around the world... etc etc.
But, they're real people, real feelings, real reactions. Treat them as such”   - Harper

Interpersonal
Don’t be offended if someone you IM doesn’t respond.  They may already be in a conversation, or AFK or perhaps they don’t want to talk to new people.  It isn’t you so don’t dwell on it and move on to someone who wants to talk to you.
Don’t immediately send a friend request.  It is much politer to ask before friending someone.  It is also general practice to say thank you whether you sent the request, or the other person did.
Don’t be offended if someone you don’t really know unfriends you the next day.  This happens because if you ask someone “may I friend you” it is easier to say yes than to say no to a direct request.
Don’t be surprised if the female avatar you really fancy turns out to be played by a man (or the male avatar you fancy turns out to be played by a woman).
Don’t Demand Anything; voice, RL information.  You reveal what you wish on your profile or in interactions.  Just because you are comfortable discussing your RL or using voice don’t use that as a reason to demand those of other people.
Don’t forget that people can see where your cam unless you change your preferences.  Yes, men look up women’s skirts so wear underwear or a smile. 
Always walk around other avatars not through them.  Much as you would in RL.  You wouldn’t walk “through” someone at the mall.
Always move off a landing point...even if you haven’t rezzed.  Move to the side, get out of the way of the next person.

Some Notes on Nudity & Sex
Don’t go to G or M SIMs naked.  If you have trouble dressing, stay on Adult SIMs.  I know one attention seeking avi who never wears clothing but insists on visiting G and M SIMs.  This is just uncool and a form of griefing.
Don’t wear a Frenis; no none of them look good.  [ Free + Penis = Frenis] It doesn’t matter if the description says it is a good penis.  In sexual attachments you get what you pay for.  Frenis is a big running gag in world but you can find them any day.  Stop by OrGaSms, usually someone wearing one at that SIM.
Don’t send dick pics.  No one ever wants a texture of your RL penis or your SL penis.  Period.
Don’t use the pose balls you find in someone else’s home.  This is a big deal infringement for many people.  There are plenty of places with a lot of pose balls.  Go use those.
Don’t bug every female [or male] you meet for sex.  No doesn’t mean she wants to be persuaded it means NO.  And to the woman harassed this is a good time to TP away.
DO use CTRL ATL T to see if anyone is wearing a penis or other object and hiding it.  You will be surprised the first few times.

“There is no real privacy in SL, remember that”…. Inch Sideways

Land is a sacred place for most residents.  They choose who and when they interact with others while on their own land so:
Don’t be offended if you are ejected from someone’s land.
Don’t expect someone to engage in a conversation with you while they are on their land

Inventory
Emptying your trash will take something out of your inventory F O R E V E R.
Name your inventory pictures something meaningful to you so you know what they are later.
Ask around for hints on how to best organize your inventory, no one has an easy time with this task.  There is no one perfect answer.

Know your resources
Learn the preferences on your viewer or ask a friend for help.  Control your experience.
Don’t forget you can show pictures for free on your feed at secondlife.com
SL doesn’t end on the grid, we have bloggers, photographers, Facebook accounts and so on
Clothing and getting dressed; Never use “wear” always use “add”
Don’t let your groups get out of control; turn off notifications you don’t want to see.

A big don’t is age play.  While most understand this to be no sexual situations with child avis; many don’t understand what constitutes a child avi.  Some SIMs specific height, others may have a no child avi sign.  Generally speaking if your human avi is under 1.8m it will be considered a child by most.  If you want a short avi, be prepared to be reported a child avi in sexual situations.  Disclaimers in profiles are not a shield for this highly inappropriate behavior.  Don’t bother putting that you are “18 years old” if your avi is a child.  Readers if you witness age play please report it immediately.  If you click on the offending avi, you can report your suspicions to LL.  LL receives a picture, the location and all the details.  If you wonder if you should report it, the answer is yes.  LL is the one to investigate and make proper determinations.

Let’s talk about griefing.  Griefer activities take many varied forms.  The simplest definition is a resident who is in sl to disrupt or disturb others for their enjoyment.  There are groups that some residents belong to, so they make discuss griefing.  Most are familiar with “Classic Griefers” whose characteristics are:
Disturb others without physical contact:
abusing the message system, spamming advertisements, and similar
sexual messages or inappropriate dress on G or M SIMs
Pushing
The offending avi will push against you, bump you
Attacking land parcels or abusing protected areas with
Particles, sound or unwanted object

DO avoid “flatterbots”, “copybots”, ignore and block any avatar you suspect to not have a real person behind it.
Some residents take griefing to a higher and disturbing level.  They call themselves terrorists.  This group targets resources such as increasing lags, blocking traffic or use of replicants.  This group of individuals spend all their time griefing while developing new ways to disrupt the peace.  For more information on thefting scripts read this great article “Theft and Fraud in Second Life – Scripts that Steal – Dean Lawson reporting”

If you are concerned, reach out for some fantastic resources on how to best handle griefers.  Free on SL Marketplace you can find GreenZone HYPERLINK "https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/GreenZone-HUD/1849012" HUD for $0L.  This is designed to aid you and protect your privacy in SL from griefers.

The dos and don’ts in SL are ever changing like the landscape of all SL.  Remember at the end of the day it is always, your SL.
“Just don’t be a d**k”  - ChipaquamanGriefers are a small group of SL residents.  Most residents are thoughtful wonderful human beings pursuing their interests peacefully.  Griefers frequent particularly vulnerable areas and vulnerable people [such as newbies].







Saturday, October 20, 2018

SCARE ME SILLY EVENT


The 3rd Annual Scare Me Silly event returns in support of Team Diabetes of Second Life! This event, is the first fundraising event for Team Diabetes of Second Life and features two hunts, live performers, dj’s, an art show, shopping, and lots of tricks and treats!

Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life. According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

Participating merchants include: oYo Breedables ,RP  Roped Passions , Couture Chapeau , SK Kiva Studios Boutique, Xpllicit Designs , Firelight, Spyaralle, Team Diabetes of SL Merchandise Store, Park Place Home, Pixelancer, Esoterica Threads Clothing , Redangel Designs, LC Fashion, Closer to the Heart Creations , Fjordian Slip, BRYNE, Rush Love Your Look, Tayren's Fantasy Fashions , Feyline Fashions , MMP Muircastle Motors & Parts, Stone Soup, De Baza, Twitchy's Dragonsmeld, GypsyRose Botanical, The Chrone's Garden, Mara's Mysteries , TRS Designs , Just Ordinary, Bento Alive , Khargo Halloween, Cosmos Boutique, Lunar Seasonal Designs, Chiffon, Tylar's Treasures, @AdReNaLiZeD@, Kushi Textures & Mesh, *DBS* Designs By Soosy, Littlefangs, POM, Kittycat's Creations , Sweet E's Designs, Image Essentials, Fae Fantasy Creations, Roosters n cHix, The Art of Talitha Alice, The Pumpkin Head, & Halloween Delights.

Participating artists include: Bellissa Dion, Eucalyptus Carroll, Glasz DeCuir, Eleseren Brianna,  ilyra chardin, talligurl, Kapaan, Neoma Vasilia, Myra Wildmist, Jamee Sandalwood, Sheba  Blitz, HADIYA DRAPER, Ladmilla, Marcel Mosswood, Veruca Tammas, & IsarValdetaro Resident.

About The American Diabetes Association:
The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

Free resources are available in English and Spanish at www.diabetes.org and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2382).

For More Information:
Team Diabetes of Second Life’s Website:
www.teamdiabetessl.org

American Diabetes Association Page:


International Diabetes Federation Page:
http://www.idf.org/membership/meet-our-members


Frankenstein Event

On Sunday, October 21st at 2pm slt, Fantasy Faire Radio and Seanchai Library will present Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, specially adapted for radio and live performance in six voices, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the novel's original publication. The two-hour performance will take place live at this year's iteration of "Haunted Holly Kai" high above the Blake Sea based Art Park, and will benefit Relay for Life.


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/205/120/22

GeekSpeak – can we prevent or survive climate change? Join the Discussion Saturday, Oct 20th at 12pm SLT



According to the IPCC (the intergovernmental panel on climate change) the next 12 years will determine our fate on our beloved Earth.  Will we completely change our ways and go green on a massive scale?  Or will we all perish in a series of cataclysmic events that will destroy everything we have taken for granted for so long?

If we do survive how will we have to change?  Will life in that future world be worth living at all?  Or do you think we cannot change and our generation is one of the last left on this pale blue dot?

Or do you think the threat of climate change is not serious, that it is all driven by panic (or maybe politics) and we can continue living as we do now?

Come and discuss climate change before it is too late.  Bring a rubber boat.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/143/127/51

Friday, October 19, 2018

"Frankenstein" Comes to Holly Kai Park


On Sunday, October 21st at 2pm slt, Fantasy Faire Radio and Seanchai Library will present Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, specially adapted for radio and live performance in six voices, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the novel's original publication.  The two-hour performance will take place live at this year's iteration of "Haunted Holly Kai" high above the Blake Sea based Art Park, and will benefit Relay for Life.

Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Zander Greene, Shandon Loring, Elrik Merlin, and Caledonia Skytower will come together to present the script adapted by Skytower and Abbot from Shelley's original novel.  The performance, running just under two hours, will be live on stream at "Haunted Holly Kai: featuring Frankenstein" and simultaneously broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio. Residents can teleport to the performance from the Park's Information Center. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/205/120/22

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bray’s Place: Blues without bias – Randi Reporting



A new blues club community is drawing a dedicated following by blending a blues soundtrack with a commitment to kindness and inclusiveness.
Bray’s Place – Bray’s Blues Club and Social Community – is not yet eight months old but its traffic runs between 12,000 and 15,000 and is growing steadily. The 33 homes that surround the club filled up quickly after the community’s February opening and occupancy has stayed high, with only 5 home sites available last week. And group members, known as the Brayniacs, have grown to 1,127 from the 400-member fan group of DJ Bray Preston Rising, who urged Bray to open her own club.
“The Brayniac community asked me to open a place for us,” says Bray, who DJ’d previously at blues clubs like Fogbound and Toby’s. “My hope and desire was (and is) to have a place that is more community than ‘club.’ A place where people feel connected socially and emotionally.”
Her fans say she’s done exactly that, and the presence of many regulars attests to her success.
“Bray spent years working for other clubs, trying to make them better,” said one regular, budthud Resident. “When she decided to open her own place, people flocked to it, knowing she would do it right.”
“Doing it right” has meant 10 music sets a day from a cadre of 48 DJs supported by 38 hosts. Focused mainly on the blues, some shows mix in genres from Latin. Reggae, Oldies, Rock, Celtic, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country, Bollywood and Gypsy.
The venue has created a variety of inviting public spaces, including:  a rustic, sky-lit dance hall (with a cozy but underused loft), a serene meadow that is sometimes used for music sets but otherwise just for finding peace, a performance “dock” facing a beach, and a 24-hour game room with a free photo studio. These are surrounded by 33 home sites landscaped for seclusion despite being puzzle-pieced together.
“I became a member @ Bray's because I enjoy the well-designed 'Public' areas of the Sim, the friendly and enthusiastic DJ's and the genuine effort by management to keep things fresh and exciting,” said Belinda de Bunneh (BelindaMassimou Resident).
“Doing it right” also has meant maintaining an environment that is welcome and accepting to all, including SL’s LGBTQ community. Bray’s is not a “gay bar” and there are no overt signs of the place being specifically LGBTQ-friendly. But members all speak of the gay-friendly vibe, and Bray acknowledges that she has worked to make it so.
“Of course. Who someone chooses to love is their choice and personal matter,” she says. When asked what she has done to encourage tolerance, she makes it sound simple: “One just accepts and loves without regard to gender, orientation, presentation and choice. Isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?”
Indeed, visitors can check their snark at the door at a place where the group joiner reads “where a group tag is a group hug" and one sign says “The only real things in Second Life are our feelings so please take care of each other.” And Bray walks the walk, regularly checking in with her tenants, for example, to make sure all is well.

That’s not to say the sim is a convent. The blues are by nature raw and earthy and the daily group of dancers – despite the sign on the wall discouraging profanity – is much like any other blues club crowd. There is behavior Bray discourages, though. The “community standards” makes it plain – transparent clothing, thongs, cock socks, leashes and other outward signs of BDSM are not welcome there.
Bray’s profile is open about her Christian faith, and she leads a two-hour “gospel and Biblically oriented set” on Sunday mornings (Sundays in the Meadow, at 10 a.m.) But she says the community standards are not about religion.


“I don't believe in regulating other people's behavior according to what I believe. Everyone should have the freedom to choose and to do what they want according to their own standards and the law … and common decency,” she explains. “However, I watched a very popular Blues club go from being a classy place to one where the women are in transparent clothing, some with their lower genitals being in full view, crass & vulgar language constantly in local chat, all kinds of ass slapping and 'touching-fondling' speakers in local.”
“Bray’s is a social community…the energy is not highly sexually charged. It is more about connecting up, not hooking up.”
Bray hopes to have 24-hour DJ coverage by the end of the year.
When asked what she’s most proud of, Bray says it’s the people who have helped her create the community. “Because of (their) bravery and desire to have our own place. I am honored and privileged to be the one they chose to be at the helm for them.”
What does she hope for, by the time Bray’s Place celebrates it’s first anniversary? “We plan to go 24 hours before the end of the year.”
And will Bray’s Place look any different?
“We might need a bigger dance floor.”

Additional Information:
Join the crowd at Bray's Place

Group: Braysville Blues
secondlife:///app/group/102cb89a-dfd5-ff11-931f-313d49f23f7d/about

Contact: Bray Preston Rising (Braytania Resident)


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