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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SLE Buzz Feature of the Week: Pinkness Pearl




When did you join Second Life and what does SL mean to you?

Pinkness Pearl: I Joined Second Life in January of 2010. Second Life has been a great way to meet new friends and a great way to be creative and play barbies all day.


Where in the world are you from? Australia


How did you discover Second Life and what was your first reaction?

Pinkness Pearl: I was introduced to Second Life by a very old friend, and I was fascinated and loved it from the minute i came here.

How would you describe your personal style in three words?

Pinkness Pearl: Pink Girly Fun

What are three special things you wished everyone in SL knew about you and or your club?

Pinkness Pearl: I have 2 Sims full of fun girly designs that are all current and new for all Mesh Bodies and Standard Avatars. I also do Menswear. I have a costume for every occasion.

Well having a Store I wish everyone knew about me as I design for all mesh bodies, Maitreya / Belleza / Slink / TMP / Tonic / Eve with Fitmesh and shoes for Maitreya / Belleza / Slink, I am also doing a lot of Original Mesh , I love making costumes for all the holidays and just for fun, costumes are my favorite things to make.


Can you tell SLE what inspired your involvement in the SL community?

Pinkness Pearl: I loved the fashion here in Second Life and loved mixing and matching and really wanted to try it for myself, so I got gimp and started playing with it and it just went from there 6 years ago.


What are your thoughts on the SL culture? What would you change to improve the quality of your experience?

Pinkness Pearl: I think Second Life is a wonderful place to be able to express yourself and come and forget about all your problems and just have some fun, meet some interesting people, go shopping, hit a club, hang out or build your dream home, it’s a different experience for everyone, I don’t think I could improve on anything because for me it’s perfect.

What have you learned about yourself in SL?
Pinkness Pearl: I have learnt more swear words! Lol…Seriously though I have learned that I can do anything I put my mind to and if you work hard enough you can do anything .

What is/are your most memorable/funny moment(s)?
Pinkness Pearl: oh gosh there have been so many, I can’t really pick one moment, all of the moments have got me to where I am now, and all the wonderful people I have met along the way, it’s an amazing place.

What are your favorite places to visit in SL for entertainment?

Pinkness Pearl: I really don’t venture out from my platform that much, but i do remember going to Disney World once. The experience was very cute and a lot of fun and the work that the builders put into that for everyone to enjoy for FREE is amazing, (there is a donation box there) which I encourage everyone to put something in for the amazing entertainment that they provide for free :)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/252/126/27


Where do you like to shop?


Pinkness Pearl: I don’t really shop very much in Second Life, but if I do its mostly for hair, and I’m loving Exxcess , Phoniex, Exile and Argrace. 


Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers about you?
Pinkness Pearl: My store is my passion, I love doing what I do, and I love all my customers, think everyone is special, I believe in offering 100% customer support and just love when I can put a smile on someone’s face or give them a bit of a giggle with something that I have made. I believe Second Life is for Fun and everyone should have an amazing time here, and I hope that I can contribute to that in some small way.

Additional Information:
Preferred contact: Pinkness Pearl
SLURL:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pink%20Pearl%20Designss/200/128/22
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/PinkPearlDesigns/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Other:
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Be Hunted with RFL SL Presents ONCE UPON A CURious Girl HUNT July 16- July 17th Apply Today!



This is a Fundraiser for Relay For Life. The theme is Fairy Tale & Fantasy Leading Ladies. Please be sure to read the rules before applying to be part of this special RFL event.

$1L Hunt
  


RULES:

- Items must be PG
- You may use a previously made item if it fits in theme. See me (Earth Nirvana) for acceptance of item
- Items must be rezzed on the RFL sims (no tag is needed) Locations will be provided
*all that apply will not be accepted. I will weed out the less serious merchants based on past involvement or lack there of.
- Photos are required! - If possible consider male hunters.



(See application for resources)



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Join the VIRTUALVillage Media Team Today!



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Saturday, May 21, 2016

GeekSpeak - Where Next in Space? Join the Discussion Saturday May 21st at 12pm SLT




Space, when will we break the final frontier?  Right now entrepreneurship in space has become a lot cheaper.  Soon we will see the first asteroid mining or maybe a private company will land on Mars.

Where will we go first?  What will we do first in space?  How long will it take before we become a permanent space culture?  Will space exploration bring prosperity to Earth?  Is there any sense in going at all?

This week we will discuss the near future of space travel.  Come and dream with us about booking a room in the first space hotel or spending your holidays in Shackleton crater on the moon.


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/167/130/50 

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Ways People with Disabilities Are Gaining a Better Quality of Life

image borrowed from morguefile.com

Living with a disability can be difficult at the best of times. Disabilities come in all different variations, whether they cause pain, immobility, or even affect mental health. For many sufferers, invisible disabilities mean that they may not look unwell, but actually feel far from fit and healthy. As society becomes more aware and more accommodating of those with disabilities, it’s becoming easier for less abled people to experience a good quality of life. With more and more treatments becoming available and an increasing number of people learning more about, and understanding, a whole range of disabilities, those suffering from various conditions are able to take control of their lives and do more and more of the things that they enjoy.

Medical Marijuana

Since the legalization of marijuana use for medical purposes in a number of states in the U.S.A., many people affected by disabilities, chronic pain or even mental health problems have found a both legal and natural method of dealing with their symptoms and being able to cope with day to day life. With painkilling, relaxing and even sleep-inducing properties, those who previously suffered every day have been given a new lease of life with the legalization of this drug allowing them to use it to target various symptoms. If you have a disability or other condition which you think medical marijuana may be able to help you with, visit this marijuana finder to discover more.

Improved Homes

Gone are the days when disabled people had to struggle to get around in conventional homes or even make do by sleeping downstairs on the sofa or using a commode, for example. Today, government grants and aid have made it possible for home renovations to take place in order to make a property more accessible for a disabled person, whether this involves making a home more wheelchair-friendly or adding extra features which make it less of a painful experience for somebody with a disability to go about their day to day lives. Thanks to this, an increasing number of people suffering from a range of disabilities and conditions are able to live comfortably and with minimal struggles in their own home.

Using the Internet

In many cases, the internet has been an absolute godsend for those suffering with disabilities and other painful, debilitating conditions. Whereas just a few years ago disabled people would have had to struggle doing things such as going to the store for groceries, for example, the internet has made it possible for them to order their groceries online to be delivered to their home without even having to get out of their chair or bed. The internet has also made it easier for disabled people to communicate with health professionals, using services such as video call therapy or even online pharmacies to order prescription refills. The internet is also home to vast support networks for people suffering from all kinds of disabilities, providing support and friendship.

In 2016, living with a disability does not have to ruin your life. Thanks to technology, increased awareness and legislation, those with disabilities can experience a good quality of life.

Are you Textile or Naturist?



In naturist speak, textile or textilist is a non-naturist person, non-naturist behavior or non-naturist facilities, e.g. the textile beach starts at the flag, or they are a mixed couple – he’s naturist, she’s textile. What are you?

A generalized RL definition of naturism, or nudism, is a cultural and political movement practicing, advocating and defending social nudity, most but not all of which takes place on private property. The term may also refer to a lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism.

According to the XIV Congress of the International Naturist Federation (AgdeFrance, 1974), naturism is:
a way of life in harmony with nature characterized by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect and respect for others and for the environment.

As in real life, naturism or nudism is a ‘thing’ in Second Life. 

It would appear that there are some fundamental differences between nudism and naturism.  Nudism is the act of being naked, while naturism is a lifestyle which at various times embraced nature, environment, respect for others, self-respect, crafts, healthy eating, vegetarianism, teetotalism, non-smoking, yoga, physical exercise and pacifism as well as nudity.  Therefore it goes without saying that it’s nudism that is practiced in SL.

For Second Life residents interested in social nudity there are a number of clothes free beaches to choose from and in my opinion one of the most beautiful nudist beaches currently available in Second Life can be found on Kaiya Islands – Turtle Coast. 

The Turtle Coast is a friendly and welcoming nudist community.  Perfect weather, white sandy beaches, palm trees, the splashing of waterfalls in the distance...  Or sandstone and palm trees, Balinese huts, romantic hideaways, a grotto and a waterfall complete the perfect jungle setting. Fancy a dip? The water in the Lagoon is balmy (unless it’s frozen over as an ice rink in winter) it’s ideal for swimming or just letting your cares float away.  

Kaiya Manbi is the creator and owner of Kaiya Islands which incorporates the nudist Turtle Beach.  I asked her why she chose to include a nudist beach in her region. She said “In SL everyone is gorgeous, and deep down inside, all everyone wants to do here is take their clothes off and show their bods, so I figured that’s what I should make, a nude beach, and it happened.

I felt that as soon as one person wears clothing, even if it’s just a bikini, or flip flops, it makes others feel a little self-conscious, and they end up putting something on and in no time, half the beach would be clothed.  I felt in order to get everyone to really relax in their nudity, not allow clothing at all.

Everyone comes to the beach for different reasons, some come just to hang out and chat, some come to meet people, some to fall in love, and some, just to get their rocks off. I think it’s important to respect each person’s individual line that they draw.  If members do that, then the beach works.  Because of the group join fees, we have kept our members a little more above the average game player in SL, and as a result we tend to get a very respectful crowd most of the time.”



Kaiya continued “Don’t be scared to take your clothes off, let your personality shine through your avi and have fun! Oh, and remember behind every cartoon avi in SL is a real person, sitting alone at his/her computer, full of their own life issues, pain and experience.  Be gentle, be respectful and be nice. And as Dory from "Finding Nemo" would say, just keep swimming..."

All you textilist's out there, it's time to shed your clothing and let your inner nudist out.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Whimsical Cat Breedables Auction House



We are a new auction house for WK Cats and we are inviting you to our new auctions.  We know that there are many auction houses out there but not many at 3pm so hopefully this will fill a gap in the market where you can sell your breedable cats.

We have a brilliant auctioneer, Wim Deerhunter, well  I  would say that as I am his CSR. We aim to have fun and sell your cats for you. Also hopefully you will be able to find that little kitty you have been looking for. We look forward to seeing you here.

We also have several stalls and spotlight panels for you to rent to sell your cats when the auctions are not taking place

Your friendly CSR Vivian Redenblack

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

THE GALA GRAND OPENING OF ORIGEN’S CHINESE PLAYHOUSE: The Pink Vampire To Open Origen’s Chinese Playhouse May 18th at 7pmSLT



When The Pink Vampire opened The Bowl at Origen’s Hollywood Venues, 105 guests filtered through the venue that night. We are expecting the same for the opening of Origen’s Chinese Playhouse on May 18th at 7pm SLT.

The Pink Vampire returns to Hollywood for this Gala Grand Opening, with what promises to be an amazing show. Pink is known for her fantastic vocals and perfect song selections ranging from jazz to pop and romance to sensual. Her musical stylings and performances are impeccable, giving her audiences the best musical experience in Second Life. Pink, who was voted one of the top three vocalists in the 2015 Live Music Awards, says she has a lot of surprises for this show and she won’t share what she has in store with anyone. We will just have to be there to see what she has planned.



Origen’s Chinese Playhouse is based on the blueprints and photos of the original 1927 version of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, and the likeness is incredible. Origen says that builder Dextresis Dejavu was meticulous and obsessive about creating a version true to the original. The theater is equipped with a full working stage that is fully modifiable for singers, dance troupes and other live performances.

Origen says that only 85 guests will be allowed on the region, so it is suggested that guests come early before each show and explore McArthur Park across the street from the theater (created by Sammie Haworth-Masters), take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame, or enjoy the hand and foot prints of the stars in the cement in the theater’s courtyard before the show.

So, come early to get the best seats and don’t miss this one of a kind performance at Origen’s Chinese Playhouse on Hollywood Blvd in Second Life.
Dress code: Formal attire

Contact information:
Contact: Origen Resident


Group: The Hollywood Ballroom and theater

What Tech-Savvy UK Teens Are Doing This Summer 2016

image borrowed from morguefile.com


Summer is quickly approaching and teens are getting set to have a bit of fun and adventure. However, some are looking to move forward with their lives in order to prepare for university which also means learning to drive. From hi-tech apps and gaming systems to online learner driving tests, many teens throughout the UK will be just as busy as they are entertained. Here is what is expected of tech-savvy UK teens for the summer of 2016.

Top Trending Apps for Social Media

Teens are the most social demographic of any age group. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram, you will usually find your teen glued to his or her mobile phone messaging away the hours of the day. Well, move over top three apps as there’s a new kid in town, Snapchat. Last year this cool little app came in fourth to the expected top three but this year tells another story. In the US as well as in the UK, Snapchat beat out the previous top apps by at least one percentage point in a survey by banker Piper Jaffray. This summer expect UK teens to be snapping and chatting the hours away.

Studying for Their Driver Tests

Some teens are in their last year of school before going off to university and are studying for their driving test. Since they have to pass the theory first before they can take the practical, this is where they will be found a good bit of the summer. There are even online sites like Toptests where learner drivers can practice taking the theory part of the test to see what’s in store for them when they are ready to take the real thing. If you have a home PC or laptop and internet access, you might want to show your son or daughter where they can get the extra practice they need so they can ace the theory test when they take the official one.

Gaming the Hours Away

Gaming is no longer what it was when most parents were teens. Now it is all about an online community and all the leading gaming systems require internet access to reach the higher levels of the games. Kids are no longer solitary individuals gaming from a console in their living rooms cut off from the rest of the world. Whilst they are physically in the same location, they are also connected to a global group of kids playing the same games either as team members or in competition with one another. Worrying about your teen spending too much time alone? Maybe you needn’t worry as they may just be connected with hundreds of others their same age!

So what are tech savvy kids doing this summer in the UK? You will probably see them attached to their mobile phones or iPads but you probably shouldn’t worry if they are getting the proper socialisation skills. They aren’t alone in their digital world and many will actually be learning something. If you are concerned, check out what they are doing and what sites they are frequenting, but when all is said and done, you’ll see they’re probably just having a bit of summer fun.

Mesh bodies are growing in popularity- Which are the best ones in SL? - Joymell Reporting...


Although mesh bodies are expensive for most SL residents, they have been growing in popularity and becoming indispensable for those who want to keep an updated avatar.
For many people, dealing with anything mesh is difficult.  It’s said that it’s hell trying to manipulate these bodies and trying to dress or change clothes takes much longer.
People also have a rough time with the numerous adjustments that need to be made to match skin tones and hide parts of the body. The HUD system that comes with the bodies can be confusing and is a headache for most.  However, despite the criticisms, the evolution that is the mesh body is a very good project and let’s face it, who doesn’t have dreams of acquiring one.


One question that people ask is: "Which are the best mesh bodies in SL?" The best answer is: there are a number of mesh bodies on the market and most of them are fairly similar, although each has its own charm. You should look for what is best for you and works best for what you want and are looking for.

The purchase of a mesh body is an expensive investment, so ideally you should try a demo first.  These are available through the stores, but you need to pray that you do not need support, because it is difficult and exhausting. Try the body for a few hours and make sure that you are comfortable with it to make an informed decision before buying.


To help with this decision, do tests with the DEMOS, observe the characteristics and limitations of each body, see the pros and cons in all of them.  There will certainly be a mesh body out there for you; it all depends on your taste and how much you are willing to spend.


Here are some of the elements normally included in the packs.  You will need to get your head around these in order to make an informed opinion on your prospective new mesh body:

HUDS - Each mesh body comes with a HUD which controls certain characteristics (showing layers, skin applicators, etc.). The buttons "mask mode" under the tattoo and clothing layers are there to use if you have two layers. Some Hud's are easier to handle than others, but this is a step to be overcome to the extent that you become familiar with the HUD;

Alpha - Every mesh body comes with a selection of alpha cuts that make possible the invisible parts of the body, for a better adjustment of mesh clothing. This is very important because the mesh body cannot wear an alpha system like the standard body can. You will notice that some huds are better defined than others and there are many differences in the alphas cuts, which may make easier or hinder the adjustment of clothing;

Omega applicators - the omega is unique universal applicator that allows to apply to clothing for any party or body organs. Many skin designers and designers’ applicator / tattoo are making items Omega, then it is advisable that the body mesh is compatible with the Omega system;

Clothing and accessories - it is important to check which mesh their bodies SL favorite designers are developing, clothes and accessories. acquire the mesh body ready for more shopping. The stores offer items for most of the mesh bodies, and for each there are more options than others.



  A comparison of some popular mesh bodies available in Second Life:
Mesh Body
Price
It comes with hand and feet?
Can I use Slink hands and feet?
Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus
Female  Mesh Body
3.999L
yes
yes
Eve Slim or Pulpy Female  Mesh Body
1.690L each
yes
yes
Maitreya – Lara
Female  Mesh Body
2.750L
yes
yes
Niramyth -Aesthetic Male  Mesh Body
2.799L
It comes with mesh head
yes
no
Slink Physique Female and Male  Mesh Body
1..250L
no
yes
Tellaq Broderick
Male Mesh Body
3.000
It comes with mesh head
yes
no
The Mesh Project Female and Male  Mesh Body
Free 0L
Starter1.000L
Basic 2.500L
Deluxe 5000L
yes
no


In conclusion, buying a mesh body requires a few hours of dedication to personalize settings. The fact is that this is a path of no return. After you have bought a mesh body, your old standard body will be forgotten forever...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A look inside SL's Polyamory Community - What is Polyamory and why has it become popular in SL? - Camury Reporting


Polyamory is the practice of a loving relationship among more than two people with the knowledge and consent of those involved in it. For practitioners, it’s a philosophy of life that is about loving several people at the same time and not in a possessive way.  At the same time being honest, responsible and ethical are of paramount importance.

The Polyamory defends the possibility of being involved in intimate relationships with several partners simultaneously. It's not just sex by the way, sex is even not needed in this kind of practice.  People in to polyamory want to establish deep emotional bonds with several partners at the same time, but with an emphasis on respect and trust among practitioners.

Agreements between poly-couples, as well as the poly-format relations are diverse, according to the needs of each. Being with two, three or a thousand people in emotional relationships, depends on the will, the desire and agreement between those involved. As in monogamous relationships, each poly relationship has a set of rules, established by consensus among the participants.

Regardless of how many rules are put in place problems do sometimes arise, which can be difficult to solve when there are more than two parties that have to reach an agreement.  It takes hard work to keep a number of healthy relationships going at once.

Thus, those involved in poly-amorous relationships put a lot of emphasis on communication as a way to build intimacy, explore the boundaries, negotiate agreements and share feelings. To deal with the problem of jealousy, poly couples talk about what might be causing the feeling, and work to reassure their partners more directly.

While many people agree with the ideals of Polyamory, they state that in practice they don’t work, either because of jealousy or because of social pressures. The acceptance of open relationships is based on an "idealized point of view" that is difficult to manage in real life and even in Second Life.

Just like in real life, in Second Life polyamory advocates the possibility of being involved in personal relationships with various partners, which makes this very popular practice in the game.

Many supporters of polyamory in Second Life consider the lack of social pressure in the game, and the facilities to establish several online personal relationships, without the responsibilities of real life, great attractions. But in general, practitioners of polyamory, in Second Life, are monogamous people in their real lives.

People like to think of themselves as sexually adventurous and liberal, especially in Second Life, but the fact is most human beings are territorial and do not like to share, especially someone they are in love with.

Furthermore, in many societies poly-amorous relationships may be against the norms of behavior accepted by society, even when they are regulated by local law. Many poly people are in the closet for fear of discrimination and social alienation. For this reason, practitioners help each other with the support of a virtual network.

You can visit communities which allow this lifestyle in the second life, and know a little more about it.

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