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Friday, May 29, 2015

The SLE Media Circus is Coming to Town! May 29th-May 31st2015




Join The SL Enquirer on May 29th at 11 am as DJ Mack kicks off the SLE Media Circus with Ringleader Mariellaanna. 

Be amazed by Featured live performance by Miss Diva Stone and enjoy the Attractions including great music, ferris wheel rides, free tarot readings, games, best clown contest, Dunk the CEO and great raffle prizes from our sponsors. One lucky raffle winner will receive a free SLE Spotlight Feature, 1 month of Advertising and there are other great gifts from our sponsors. We also encourage you to browse the shops along the main street for free gifts as well.


The AD Fair will run all weekend with a special discounted rate of 25% off ALL Advertising options until Midnight May 31st.

The fun begins here:


Sponsored By:

  • The SL Enquirer
  • Seychelles Isle
  • Distant Thunders Rock Club
  • Skew Creations
  • Aloha Skies Tours
  • Linda Lauren’s Embracing the Universe (ETU)
  • Truthball
  • Art of Asia
  • AVATAR PR- NuVibz Magazine
  • Aero Golf Course
  • Mimi's Choice
  • Aero Estates
  • Lovecats
  • E'lan Fine Furnishings and Accessories
  •  SL Offshore Powerboating Association
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Taisynn's Favorite Places to Shop in Second Life



Shopping events are the pinnacle of high society in Second Life. The most fashionable are often the most well off residents on the grid. It's not the easiest finding the best places to shop at the highest quality. As a fashion blogger since 2013, finding places to shop has been a learning process of both getting to know the fashion and getting to know the designers' work. Here are my Favorite Places to Shop in Second Life. 

+ -- Altair Mini Mall @ Cerberus Crossing -- +
Altair Mini Mall is home to the stores Altair, Quirky, Bubblepop, and Dreamsicle. If you're looking for cute Japanese Fashion, commonly known as kawaii "or super cute," this mini mall will suite your needs perfectly. 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cerberus%20Crossing/216/45/2478 

It is hosted by the main store Altair and owned by Tsurine Resident. Altair specializes in accessories from hair bows and clips, to necklaces and rings, to cat and bunny ears, to a sweet variety of shoes. These items are 100% custom mesh, and can be the cherry on top to any adorable look. 

Bubblepop, owned by Morgan.Adamski, sells sweet, doll-inspired skins. Her skins support Slink Physique, Maitreya Lara, and Omega Appliers. if you're looking to create your avatar into a marionette doll, this shop is perfect to make your dreams come true. 

Dreamsicle, owned by Jade.Composer, sells poses and accessories perfect for your next adorable photo-op. Upon entering the store, I spotted a creepy-kawaii spell circle rug with poses, and a succubus themed pose set for those who like a sexier version of kawaii. 

Quirky, owned by Glitch.Grantham, sells accessories ranging from mesh-body applier wear, like slink nails and omega socks, to custom mesh purses, collars, and panda themed, mesh bento boxes. If you're anything like me, with a love for socks, you'll find your lindens drifting away just to wear them on your pixel legs! 



+ -- The Asylum -- + http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Asylum/131/20/37 

Asylum, home to the fun and quirky stores of Zanzibar creationZ and Kidz Clozet, the dark and gothic FORSAKEN and SongBird, and the home base of Epic Events, this twisted carnival meets volcano is any hellish darklings' dream. Upon entering, you'll be set upon by pits of lava, hell hounds, and tortured, twisted demons. Sounds like home, if you're of a twisted sort. 

Zanzibar creationZ, owned by Arora.Zanziban, is themed on whimsical and quirky delights for any good humored resident. Custom mesh wearable crab claws, mounted cat butts for your wall, and a ballsack necklace are just the tip of the iceberg. You can also find shoes, clothes, and accessories. 

FORSAKEN, owned by VincentVile.Desantis, is home to a variety of unisex and gender blind accessories, poses, and clothing for the dark, whimsical, and free. If you can dare to risk potentially falling in the boiling lava pit in the center of the store, you may find gas masks, shoes, and accessories inspired by "a cluster fuck of epicness." 

I have to mention, if you're on a budget, they have a fun little Spider's Bounty Hunt going on at the sim. By stepping on the spiders, you have the potential to win one of 147 prizes. Heck, you can keep stepping on the same spider to see what it spits out. 



+ -- The Little Sideshow and Boardwalk -- +  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nuvoletta/115/173/29
Home to the stores such as The Little Bat, Kita's Sideshow, Gothyrotica, Lil' Things, Freekz, and Salem, the Little Sideshow has a lot to offer. Actually, there is so much to offer, I couldn't actually describe them all in this one article. Its home to 13 main stores and 25 flagships, all of which participate in making Nuvoletta an amazing shopping experience. 

The stores cover everything from men's and women’s mesh Goth and grunge wear, mesh body appliers, cosmetics, and even dancers and pose shops. There's a little bit of everything for everyone here. 

The Little Sideshow is home to the On the Boardwalk Gacha Fair running from May 22nd to June 5th. All kinds of styles of gacha will be at this event, complete with 7Seas fishing for gift cards and fatpacks, carnival rides, and arcade games for everyone to enjoy. Plus, there are over 20 midnight mania and lucky boards on this sim, so this is truly an event rich and poor alike can partake in. 


+ -- Nouveaux -- +  
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nouveaux/117/108/21
Noveaux is a colorful shopping experience of both magical and whimsical designs. Home to the stores Cosette, Oxi, Pipit, Neverwish, Soul Mates, Moon Amore, The Horror, Mynx, Pixicat, DearDeer, Evermore, Rabid Squirrel, and Daintree, this full sim can bring delight to any fashionista's fantasies. 

You'll be able to find magical dresses held up by birds, as seen in Moon Amore, or a gorgeous priestess' gown made by Pixicat. You'll find creepy kawaii planchette necklaces and eyeball hairbows made by The Horror, and Neon colored platform shoes made by Neverwish, and so much more from all the designers located on this beautifully decorated and scenic sim.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Distant Thunders Fashion Academy Fashion Show -May 30th 2 till 4 pm SLT


         
     Join us May 30th at 2 til 4 pm SLT as Distant Thunders Fashion Academy puts on another great show at Distant Thunders Rock Club.
 This month our models will be featuring outfits created by Biker Braatz and Bastards, Latex Station, Luas Store and Tazz Creations.  We have outfits for everyone's taste and style.
  Come see this great show as we have a Fashion Rock Party with Great tunes, sexy models and great Fashion creations.  There are vendors out now for you to get some great fashions to add to your wardrobe.

  Distant Thunder Fashion Academy is about helping creators in the fashion community showcase their products. We also have a school for training those that wish to learn the methods and tools it takes to excel in the modeling field. We host a fashion show at the end of every month on the Distant Thunder sim.

Contacts: 
 Kimmy Maldor (Kimmy Underwood) Owner
 Scorpion Swansen  Events and PR Promotions Manager
 Fiona Whelan (Fionawhelan68 Resident) Marketing & Promotions
Be sure to check out our FaceBook Page

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/DistantThunderFashionAcademy

Club Simple Paradise has Reached its First Month in Second Life.



Many people have come to visit in our first month and were happy with the place because it is simple, relaxing and different with so many things to do.

At Simple Paradise Club you can have fun during our parties every Wednesday and Friday from 10 am until 2/4 p.m. 

Guests who come here can find moments of peace or a break from work. Enjoy our swimming pool with a bar surrounded by sun loungers where you can relax, close your eyes and shed the frenzy of everyday life.

Simple Club Paradise also has a restaurant with elegant tables decorated for a romantic date. There you can have a first, a second and finally a dessert all accompanied by champagne. Following a date, couples can have a romantic dance while listening to the music.

This is Simple Paradise... just a place for a simple "getaway."

We are now hiring DJs and hosts! Contact Isabella (Vortice41)


Second Life Love Stories - Lacy Muircastle reporting ...


I undertook to do another of the SL Enquirer’s Avie polls and the question that was to be answered was as follows:  Is it possible to find true love in Second Life and make it in Real Life?

This question struck a chord with me and I decided it has more legs to it than just a straight forward poll, and I obtained permission from Lanai Jarrico, the owner and publisher of the SL Enquirer to turn it into a series of SL love stories



Second Life is not a dating site, but by its very nature it is a social place and for many people it is their third place or third space, which is the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home ("first place") and the workplace ("second place").    The following hallmarks indicate a true "third place" -




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

THE SLE BUZZ:Meet Jenna Odisark; Editor of The Tombstone Epitaph in the 1800’s and active SL Community Member.

Jenna Odisark




Jenna Odisark lives in the United states and joined Second Life in 2009. She has been involved in many things but her real passion is Music. When asked what Second Life meant to her Jenna shared,
“To me SL is a chance to do things, even if virtual, that I probably couldn’t do in the “real world”… like own a live music venue, build and rebuild all sorts of things. I used to own airports and marinas – that would not happen in “real life”.
Jenna continued, There also is the opportunity to live out being in a different time and place. For example, I’m the editor of The Tombstone Epitaph in the 1800’s”.


SLE Buzz Interview


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


Jenna: The first time I heard about SL was while attending a folk/acoustic music conference in Memphis called the “Folk Alliance”. They had an auditorium with a video projector showing a live music venue in SL, and a group known as “The Duhks” (pronounced ‘ducks’) were performing live from a studio – and each band member had their own avatar. After that I read an article in a broadcasting magazine (I worked in radio at the time) about live music in SL, and thought I’d check it out. Have been SL ever since.

SLE Buzz: What are three special things you wished everyone in SL knew about you and or your club (your event,/ your performance).


Jenna: I’ve been working with friends on a project called Pictascope, which produces film (video) of various subjects in SL. Many are of the era of the silent film. There are plans to organize an SL film festival in the near future.


Also have enjoyed writing and reporting for various publications, including the SLE for a time. Currently am the editor of The Tombstone Epitaph in the western role play sim of Tombstone. The paper mixes stories about events happening in the SL Tombstone, along with stories from RL from the time being portrayed to give some historical perspective, and background.


The most current project is putting together a ‘tour’ of live musicians to recreate a bus tour which happened in RL back in the 1960’s. It had been written about in articles, and chronicled in Tom Wolfe’s “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test”. This bus, named “Further”, was painted in psychedelic designs and traveled all over the country spreading anti-war sentiments and doing much to establish the term “hippie”. Of the members who were traveling on the bus was a musical group who called themselves “The Warlocks” originally, but changed their name to the “Grateful Dead”.


This project in SL will take a bus to various places in SL that doesn’t regularly have live music. The idea being to spread live music to places and people in SL who aren’t familiar with live SL music and hopefully will have them want to listen to more.  Right now there are four performers who will be taking part, and it’s expected there will be more as the project progresses.


Some of the performers on board are  Barby (Celticmaidenwarrior Lancaster), Vinnie (Acoustic Rhapsody ) Etherian Kamaboko, and myself.


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


Jenna: The music. There are so many very talented people doing so many different kinds of music, many who also play the instruments that back them up. In fact it was singing regularly in SL that gave me the confidence to perform at fairs and festivals in RL.


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


Jenna: One thing that has always bothered me are those that seem to think that all of SL is only a game, and the others who are in SL are there exclusively for their own personal entertainment, or completely ignore the fact that there is a live, living person on the other keyboards. It would be nice if more people realized that fact.


SLE Buzz:What have you learned about yourself in SL?
Jenna: Mostly I’ve gained confidence in myself.


SLE Buzz:What is your most memorable moment?
Jenna: There was a time right after I got involved with the live music in SL that one of the musicians was diagnosed with cancer in RL. The music community came together to do fundraisers for him and his family to help with the medical expenses. There is no way that what was raised would cover their costs, but I’m sure in some way it helped. That struck me as a very memorable time…. and it has happened more than once where people in SL have come together to help someone or a cause (like Relay for Life, Breast Cancer research, etc).


What are your favorite places to visit in SL for entertainment?
Jenna: There are so many – generally live music or dance venues such as:


The Merry Pranksters - Prankster Isle (144, 131, 55)
The Acoustic Cave, Isle of Azariah (170, 79, 22)
The Empire Room (burlesque dancing – artistic, not stripping) Copperhead Road (74, 64, 2753)
Moulin Rouge (burlesque dancing) , Moulin Rouge (88, 195, 21)
Avilion Grove Ballroom, Avilion Grove (136, 128, 52)


SLE Buzz:How would you describe your personal style in three words?
Jenna: Shy. Positive. Trusting.


SLE Buzz:Where do you like to shop?


Jenna: The Paris 1910 sims;  Paris 1900 (191, 80, 24)
Additional Information:


Preferred contact: Jenna Odisark (in world)
SLURL:Prankster Isle (36, 98, 24)That’s my SL “home”
Facebook: Jenna Odisark


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GizzA Creations Introduces Sparkly Denim Dress



All that Glitter, all that Shine! With the new GizzA - Sparkly Denim Dress, you get it all.
A sparkled bodice tucked into a denim mini skirt which is belted and accentuated by a chunky chained belt.

To finish off the luxurious look, a chained bracelet is added, as well as jetsetter shades and a matching clutch which again has chained details.



Available in rich denim blue and denim black, which one will you pick?

Main-store: 

Marketplace

Monday, May 25, 2015

The 13 Crystal Skulls Hunt Brought to you by The SL Enquirer




About the 13 Crystal Skulls Hunt

Lanai Jarrico & Max
Inspired by a real world experience with a real 10,000 year old ancient crystal skull named Max, Lanai Jarrico created an educational and unique hunt which features a history book that is used to learn about the real crystal skulls as well as help explorers unlock the treasure chests hidden throughout the island.  Each chest contains one of the skulls. Answer the question correctly and the chest will open giving you a skull. 
 Each skull contains its real history as well as a unique artifact to add to your collection or decorate your home with. Everything from the detailed history book, ancient ruins and hidden cave to the beautifully designed island will mesmerize and enlighten you.

Join the hunt today!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Takamaka%20Isle/210/190/22


Special thanks to Kirk Lancaster for this promotional video

Observing Memorial Day In a Virtual Way- Debby Sharma Reporting...



Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. It is a federal holiday  in the United States of America to remember and honor the men and women who have died while serving the country. It is a day of remembrance of the valor and courage shown by extraordinary souls who thought above their own self. After the American Civil War of 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic established a day for the country to decorate the graves of the heroes with flowers and called it Decoration Day. 

photo credit Google Search


Eventually by the end of 20th Century, the Union and Confederate holiday celebrations merged to form the Memorial Day.  Today, It is a day to celebrate freedom gifted by the sacrifices of many families with speeches, parades and BBQ’s that last the whole weekend leading up to the Memorial Day.

Photograph Credits Google Search
Over time Second Life residents have celebrated various real life holidays in the virtual world. Memorial Day is also observed by Linden Labs, which has its offices at San Francisco, USA. On this day Linden Labs offices are closed, though in-world help is available. A series of Memorials and events are taking place in SL. Stop by to visit any you like.

Photograph Credits Second Life Destination Guide

The museums and historical venues dedicated to this day are:
The Path to Freedom is a beautiful venue that has been built to honor and remember all those who have served the US Armed Forces and the families that had to face many wars. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Thynk/174/35/23

Operation Enduring Freedom is a memorial dedicated to all the men and women of the US Armed Forces who lost their lives in Afghanistan. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Arena/70/95/46

Second Life Cold War Museum endeavours to educate the Second Life residents the most frightening periods and facts during the Cold War. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xemia/74/222/23

Best in Red White and Blue contest with L$500 on board will be held at 6 pm on 25th May, 2015 at the Radio Active Night Club. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Icefyre/30/79/24

Dj BrendaLee will be playing great tunes at the grand opening at the Leopard Lounge and will also celebrate Memorial Day. They have invited all the Marine Corps, armed forces and others in the Under the Sea theme party from 6pm to 8pm on May 25th 2015.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Capri/197/218/25

TexRMoon is  having its Karaoke Night on this special day at 6pm and live singing is welcomed by party crashers.


Or if you would like to buy some exclusive Memorial Day decorations, visit the following venues.
The House of Winddragon has various decorations from flowers and cards to cakes and food available at reasonable prices. There is also a bakery and a flower shop. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winddragon%20Isle/147/12/26/

DeCuir Creations Fireworks under the guidance of Henri, is the best place to search for fireworks with realism and quality in virtual world sharing the true spirit specially for this holiday.

Dakota’s Creations has d├ęcor like furniture, plants, balloons, flex etc. to celebrate Memorial Day.

Look into marketplace for other decorations and outfits. There are over 1020 items related to Memorial Day.  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/products/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bcategory_id%5D=&search%5Bmaturity_level%5D=GM&search%5Bkeywords%5D=memorial+day



 To see other  holidays officially celebrated by Linden Labs, visit http://secondlife.wikia.com/wiki/Holidays.

The SLE Buzz: Meet The Night Theater’ Aelva

AELVA and THE NIGHT THEATER


Aelva is from Sweden and came into Second life on a recommendation from a friend in January of 2011. At the time she was feeling slightly isolated in another country and far from her friends and family.  Aelva is back home in Sweden and sees Second Life as both a social and creative outlet.  Still isolated in some aspects of her life, today her passion is events, fairs and managing The Night Theater where she is able to express herself and create spectacular shows.



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

Aelva: Second Life was recommended by a friend and I started shopping within the first couple of days, marveling at the creations the other “players” in here had made. All the different little worlds and within a couple of months, I discovered the live music scene and then stumbled upon that years Fantasy Faire. The creativity and imagination that was set loose and brought to pixel life was a real eye opener for me. I saw the potential of this world and once I found the dance community I was hooked. I would have been bored within a few weeks if there would only have been the social scene to participate in.

SLE: How would you describe your personal style in three words?

Aelva: Everchanging, imaginative & moodbound



SLE: What are three special things you wished everyone in SL knew about you and The Night Theater?

Aelva: Well. The Night Theater and the dance shows I get to create for is my big passion in here and I wish more people knew what a great source of creativity and entertainment the SL dance community is. There is something for everybody to find here.  Also, it is a great scene for finding new technology and also creators of that technology to bring SLs development further. The many talented performers in this genre always try to break the boundaries of this pixel world to make grander performances to life. Lastly, I have to mention the live music and the art scenes in here. There is such a vast community of creative, talented individuals in here and I think this medium is excellent for bringing great minds together.  Once those minds connect, the world becomes a richer place in the end. That is when change and progress happens.

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

Aelva: I have always had a need to create. I'm always working on something and I always have several things brewing at the same time. When I discovered the dance community here, my mind started making little pixel puppet performances in my head every time I heard a song. So I simply just had to get them out of there and into pixels.

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

Aelva: I think in SL, you will find what you are looking for. No matter what that is. If art, music and dance is what you seek, then there is an abundance. You just need to choose those places to visit. I do recommend reading profiles and visiting Fairs and big events to discover new sims and creators. Also, the viewer picks are a good start when it comes to exploring.

SLE: What have you learned about yourself in SL?

Aelva: That we choose our limits and our limitlessness. In a world where we can be whatever we want to be, take on any form, grow wings, then why not fly?
I also find it an interesting insight into who people really are. Why they choose to portray
themselves as they do in here, when the choices are limitless.

SLE: What is your most memorable moment?

Aelva: That is very hard to pinpoint. Every show I put on brings a new experience, it is great to see your visions come to life and to get to share the experience with your friends is even greater. Being part of the Fantasy Faire this year with The Night Theater was a grand thing, I have been a fan of that Faire for years now, it’s been like my 2nd Christmas. I am still in awe that we got to do that. Then I have all the times I had the live music shows in my early SL days, when I ran a venue. I made some great friends back then and we had some great times. I still have friends from back then that I count as my closest, RL and SL.
I remember one show we had with PJ party as a theme. That was a lot of giggles or when the dragons came to see the shows in the little TreeCozy. They would land in a clearing outside and look in at the show thru the windows. My sister Camme Carvers voice is still one of my favorite things to hear, when she sings “my songs” there is just that connection.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA2bth25K0YkMIVKOox1Dtg



 Same thing with Jordan Reyne, it is a grand example of how RLandSL intertwine.
 just listen to this song that she wrote and the support she received from the SL community 

:


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

Aelva: The Lady Garden Cabaret:

Shadows Sillouettes:
Elysium Cabaret:
Image:

MadePea:

For staying update on dance events, these 2 groups are good to join too:
::Burlesque Network:: Dance Queens

Like taking pics and exploring in SL? Join the Photo hunt too, notices sent for hunt times in this group: Virtual Artist Alliance


SLE:  What do you like to do when you are not creating shows?
Aelva: I love Events and Fairs. I find them a great source of inspiration and a great way to find new creators. I also like to shop. I visit Collabor88, Fameshes, The Liason Collaborative, Kustom9, Uber, Genre and We <3 RP, Chapter 4, Shiny Shabby, N21, A tattered Page & The Season Story to name a few. And I love gatchas like The Arcade, TagGacha,The Secret Affaire, The Fantasy Gatcha Carnival. Many of my favorite creators just happen to participate in these events too;)


Additional Information:

Are you curious about dancing?

Preferred contact: Aelva (IM)





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