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Monday, November 24, 2014

Being Thankful in Second Life- Ccoursey reporting....






"Never let the things you WANT make you forget the things you HAVE"


Some of us play Second Life as a way of escaping our real life, some play as a hobby or way to waste time, others may play because that is the only way of socializing with other people because real life has restricted them in some way or another.  What are you thankful for in Second Life?  What has it given you that you?  

Kasslina Moonglow:  The friends I have made.

Savannah Darling:  Friends and family mostly.  SL friends and family are there for you in times when nobody else is.  Personally, friends and fam here have been more supportive and understanding than RL ones.  SL would be nothing without them ya know?

Trixie Morgenstern:  Meeting the people that have enriched my real life.

Irish:  The wonderful people I have met :)


RavenRider:  Freedom.

Daniel the Kid:  The fact we can express ourselves through our avatars, the worlds we travel too, and the friends we make.

Mira Bond: That I can hang out with my friends from all over the world.  Being a at home mum I can't get out much, so this is as close as I can get to going out in the real world right now :)  Also that I can spend time with my guy here and get close to him.

Cry Jewel:  I am thankful for my friends and family on SL.

AZKadellia:  the ability to be me here, in whatever form, skin, hair I desire I guess is the biggest one.


Uncle Bob:  Some of the people I have met.  Friends made.

McBain:  Being able to try anything I can't do in RL, like skydiving from the Eiffel tower.

Violette Ravinelli-McMillan: I'm thankful for my family and husband :)

Gypsylynn Whelan:  The chance to meet Synny.  I don't see how we would have met otherwise.

Lisa:  My friends!

Barusa:  The ability to fly.

Zio:  I can speak with people around the world.  I can be thankful for listening to music and making me wanna be updated with whats happening in the world of music.

Gabriella Rossello:  Granny.  Because she is awesome and she is 82... And she is my rock that gets me through anything.


Mandy Moo Viper-Hallison: I am thankful for all the friends and family I have gained here.  I am also thankful for the creative outlet that SL has given me that I would never have dreamed or thought possible in RL.

Cheetos:  Hmm, for ability to meet new friends.

Kel:  Friends.

Sins A. Smooth Harrington:  I am very thankful for all the people I have met over 7 years time... Most have become good friends even out of SL... The laughs shared with them, MY family.. And thankful for SL who brought me my RL partner... And thanks Sl for making me who I am today in SL :)

Bo Haggard:  My wife and Friends.


For Americans, Thanksgiving is coming up, a time when we are to remember the things we have in our lives that we appreciate.  It is easy to get wrapped in the every day happenings and chores of life, but even little things that we've grown used to seeing as a norm should be remembered.  There is never any telling who isn't lucky enough to have those things we do or when we could lose them.  Enjoy Life, Enjoy Second Life and never waste a moment, because if it isn't what you want then why do it?



What are you thankful for? Use the comment box below.

Truthball Announces New Line of Gallery Truthballs- Art Meets Gaming Fun!


IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Truthball is the best selling truth or dare style game in Second Life.

They are announces their newest line of Truthballs called Gallery Truthballs. There are currently three versions in this series, BDSM, Male, and Female, all worthy of a place in a statue garden or art gallery--or your home or venue, featuring some of the most stunning male and female statues and a beautiful glowing ball.

 First, it is a piece of art, second you touch to play. With Gallery Truthballs art meets gaming fun. This series comes in a full avatar size or a table top size of each object.

Gallery Truthballs come with 11 or 13 sets of questions, depending on which one you buy. It offers  hours  of fun for your partner, friends or venue. Truthball scales to up to 32 sets of questions and you can even  write your own.

Looking for variety?
 Truthball offers over 50 sets of fun questions so the fun just keeps coming!

The Gallery Truthball objects were created by artist Johan Lionheart of Remesh in a partnership with Truthball. With a strong focus on high end, quality designs - Remesh strives to bring beautiful creations to the SL market at an affordable price.
Contact Leesa Donner for all Truthball inquiries.



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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sweet E's Designs is Having a SALE!! Get 50% off AND MORE on Several Items!!




 Stop on by and check out the Lucky Letter Chairs, the MidnightMadness Boards and Group Gifts!  Gorgeous Gowns and Sexy Dresses.  We even have a few items for that handsome man in your life!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Moonlight Ranch- Auctions, Direct Sales and Stalls for Rent


Horse Stalls starting at $175L per week with 150 Prims!!
We also offer auctions, Bid Boards, and Direct Sales!
Come see what we have to offer!


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Happy%20Ever%20After/199/122/3202

Thursday, November 20, 2014

EARLY THANKSGIVING PARTY AT DADDY-O's WITH DJ HUEY WALKER Thursday November 20th 6 - 8 PM SLT


                                http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Almost%20Paradise/216/230/21
It's an early Thanksgiving party on the beach at Daddy-O's! DJ Huey Walker and his lovely hostess Krissy Walker will be spinning all Motown music for the party. Now the crazy part! Dress for this party will be in the original Thanksgiving vogue - Pilgrims and Indians! So get on that "First Thanksgiving" outfit and come on over for a night of Motown Music to celebrate Thanksgiving - albeit a week early!


Center Ground Group presents " Late Night Center Ground with DJ StarChild Sinclair”




Join DJ StarChild Sunday evenings, from 8:30-10:30PM SLT for "The Sunday Groove". The music is design to help you spin down your weekend in a smooth and mellow way. The lovely and talented QT Serenity is your host.  Stop by for a while, check out the set and pick up the weekly gift. 
 Dress to Impress
Bring a friend to chill with and don’t forget to bring those dancing shoes

 Late Night Center Ground is underwritten by the Center Ground Business District. Visit our collection of stores and galleries.  Rental spaces available  


About Center Ground Group: Originally started by 4 environmentally focused leaders to discuss and promote true sustainable modeling, and preserve their ideas and dreams in the SL metaverse, now expanded to include arts and cultural interest

                                                              


If you would like more information on this topic IM Luchenpur Darwin inwolrd or e-mail Purnell_L@MartinPurnell.com

GizzA Creations- Introducing Dark Glamour


Introducing the new formal attire for the season is the beautiful GizzA - Dark Glamour is a splendid dark beauty indeed with a sexy cut of the floor length gown on richly detailed dark hues. The sexy design of this gown shows off the female curves to a maximum and ample leg with the high cut out.

GizzA - Dark Glamour has feathers adorning the hip, just above the thigh high slit. For your styling convenience, matching high heels and clutch bag are added.



A demo is available in the main store to try before purchase.




More than a thousand new outfits recently added in the outlet store
GizzA Creations / Owner & Creator
Giz Seorn
GizzA Creations / Owner

Auster Elan

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Behind the Scenes with Boris Twist- Debby Sharma Reporting...

 
Credits: Boris Twist
Boris Twist walks the virtual worlds among the famous. Although he is one of the top photography and machinima artists, he is humble at heart. His works speaks the words of constant improvement for perfectionism. He has studied from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of music. He is a musician and pianist at Saint Francis of Assist Portland Oregon. His love for music has translated his passion in virtual life as well. One can listen to his piece at https://soundcloud.com/boristwist



Debby Sharma: You are one of the most renowned artists in Second Life. When did you start as a photography artist?
Boris Twist: I've been in SL for 4 years 6 months. I remember thinking way back will I last that long, in the second year of crossing the boundary into Second Life I began to realize the many approaches everyone had to life here, not merely as a social forum and all the amazing wonderful things in SL were built by it's residents. It would take time and practice but I knew that some part of my musical life needed find this place too. And that's how and when it started building skills, mesh skills, photo skills, many third-party software skills. Along the way I went to classes, talked to artists, builders and architects, Filmmakers and Scripters. It takes time. 

Credits:Boris Twist



Debby Sharma: Please tell us something more about yourself and your work in Second Life.
Boris Twist: The back story is when I was new in SL, my God! I could barely understand anything, let alone talk to anybody.  SL made an enormous impression me, I found out about it watching a friend do a live show here in Portland including collaboration in real-time with a dance troupe in SL all on a big screen as part of the stage. Those first months were a life changer. While I'm good at telling this story in many ways and words let me just say there was a point I found myself in SL, with balance, understanding, calm... in other words I made enough boo-boos, got trapped in my own embarrassing situations and climbed out enough to feel the “been there, done that” transcendence.
I remember looking at the Edit Box!  WTF! This feels so uninteresting and what's it for? Sure I can build a cube.  What now?  Do I sit on it?
I've never wanted to work “at” or in Second Life, although I admire the ones that do, including many of my friends. I'm a loner driven to build, create in anyway, that releases my formal background as a musician. Conservatory training and concertizing, my teachers all asked me to listen, to other students, to listen to myself too, one of the harder things for a student to learn is how to be alone in a practice room and make progress without turning off the ear. It applies to all the Arts. SL challenges me to take it's tools and find a way to sooth my soul in crafting something beautiful or grotesque, something that lingers, that pleases me.

credits: Boris Twist


Debby Sharma: Your photographs tell a story. When you take a photograph, do you think of a particular theme or does it all happen in a flow?

Boris Twist: Well with photos if that's the Viewer's choice, probably yes. I'm not thinking consciously how that happens. It may go back to lessons, and how we tell a story in the melody or harmony. Question and answer. It's a little tip to a student who needs a bit more in the performance.  And yes (laughs) I am a story teller. I always try to tell a story when I play. SL has allowed me to create one of the best concert grands ever in mesh and make performable in-world.



Credits: Boris Twist

Debby Sharma: During the SL11B, I came to know that you are the one who are the quickest in taking pictures and making a video. What is the secret behind it?

Boris Twist: Looking back . . . probably excitement. Job specific. If it's brand new to me, then I do a bunch of mistakes and organize the flow, redo, until I have it all built into a macro in my brain. This includes organizing content on your hard drive. And there's probably a better way, when someone teaches me how. The mistakes make you learn, true in RL, true here in SL.

The real me never rushes, when I do there is always something I miss. I think we all get that.

I've noticed over the last year of posting films that there's a need in me to perform, to get it out there, to reap the glory, just like standing on stage after you have just performed. Each film needs to be better technically, better focused. In post-production you need to take time to listen to it, watch it, let it grow. You'll know when it's ready.


Debby Sharma: Did you always wanted to be a Mechanima artist?

Boris Twist: No, I had no clue I would like this so much. I think it made me improve my social skills, which is still up for debate. There are several parts to it. While it can lead you anywhere, you must gather source material. We formed a small group on Face Book of devoted souls and artists, who talk and meet up for projects. Joseph Nussbaum in SL is amazing at this, as a producer of film, composer of music, and as an organizer, I've learned a tremendous amount from just hanging out. After sourcing you may have 65GB or more of data to sort though, I watch it all. You decide what's in and what's out. Editing it into a form, writing the music, many hours and weeks of work depending on the size, and I'm just immersed in it, loving it all.

My latest project, working with Colin Bell for Poetic content, and Joesph Nussbaum for scoring, plus a great cast of talented people: “Sortie” A Film for the Holidays, a film of the beautiful dark. Filmed on location beneath the streets of Paris in Second Life.


credit: Boris Twist


Debby Sharma: Do you visit any other virtual world? If so, which are they and what do you do there?

Boris Twist: I've done that, tried a few of the offerings, but no, I'm not comfortable.

Debby Sharma: What are your future goals?

Boris Twist: To lose about 50 lbs, use my new juicer, and get back in pool. :)


Debby Sharma: Would you like to say anything to your fans and friends who appreciate your work?

Boris Twist: Of Course!.. Those of you in the Dance and Sway film group, we rule. Yays to Bianca Xavorine, Walter Gedenspire, Joesph Nussbaum, Tomais Ashdene, Ginger, Stephano, Elleonna, Holter, Joanna, Wolfgang . . . you make me smile.  To the Madonna in Second Life group, Sasha, Gina, Antinodorus, Aloe, Krystal . . . you are all amazing! To my friends on FB, thank you indeed for your support and comments. It's wonderful to hear from you.


Debby Sharma: If given a chance, would you make tutorials for new young artists?
Boris Twist: It's what I've done for over 40 years in RL, so yes. I love a chance to either teach or tutor. :) I may think about this as a goal for 2015. Great question!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Shop Space is Now Available at the New SL Enquirer Town Square!





As we finalize our move to the beautiful Mont Fleuri Isle at Seychelles Isle, we are offering SLE Advertisers an additional perk!

Shop space in our town square with the purchase of a month ad. If you have a product or service, we will give you shop space and 50 prims!  First Come First Serve!  



To reserve your spot today, click the link below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16ihItZBkG8LI0-UTDcyZeT0VOD7Mxg04VCesYrdNm00/viewform

Teleport Now to See what is Available
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No Kid HungryCampaign for Thanksgiving: Reception Dinner November 20th 5pm SLT- Virtual Village Media, the Delicious Foundation





This Thanksgiving season, VIRTUALVillage Media and The Delicious Foundation have partnered up to support the SHARE OUR STRENGTH’S NO KID HUNGRY® CAMPAIGN [http://www.nokidhungry.org/] a RL campaign supporting the battle against child hunger in America. We kicked off the fundraising with a Grid-wide charity drive on the 10th and we've raised upwards of 40K$L and $100 USD so far.
 
On Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5pm SLT, we are hosting a reception dinner to thank all the donors and sponsors who contributed to this noble cause. We would like to show our appreciation by feeding them as they have helped feed many children this holiday season with their generosity through Volunteering, Donations of Funds or Services, or Sponsorship. 

There will be live entertainment, dancing, good music, giveaways, great company, fantastic drinks and a delicious gourmet sit down dinner and dessert buffet which will be provided by Evans Cuisine. Attire is semi-formal [Dress to Impress]. 
We have enclosed 2 tickets for you and a guest to attend our special event. Please be sure to R.S.V.P. for each person attending. Thank you. 
We look forward to seeing you there!*


*Please be sure to RSVP as there is limited seating available for the dinner portion of the event.


VIRTUALVillage Media                          

  The Delicious Foundation

GizzA Creations - Introducing Dandy Lady




GizzA is proud to present their new release for the fabulously stylish business woman who dares to bring haute couture to the table.
The full, floor length skirt is topped with a edgy cut jacket that closes with a single delicate clasp and shows plenty of the assets of the woman wearing it.

This ensemble consists of a mesh jacket, mesh skirt and system layer bra, if you wish to go modest. The matching hat and strap heels are included to complete the look.



A demo is available in the main store to try before purchase.


More than thousand new outfits recently added in the outlet store

GizzA Creations / Owner & Creator
Giz Seorn
GizzA Creations / Owner

Auster Elan

Monday, November 17, 2014

Surprise Critiques for Five Men's Clothing Stores – LadyLoveDr Reporting...


LadyLoveDr is off again on a mission!  This time, it is to surprise five random men's clothing stores and critique them one by one.  There's no holding back, and she has her own 5 star scoring system.  The more stars they got, the better they did.  The categories up for critique were fashion design, graphic design, price, store layout, and customer service.  Keep reading to find out where LadyLoveDr turned up, and how those stores scored on her 5 star scale. 

ZED: Designz for Men
Fashion Design                  
Graphic Design                  
Price                                   
Store Layout                      
Customer Service              
TOTAL STARS:  21 out of 25
Pros: Groupies get 25% off at their in-game store. They have 964 FREE items on their marketplace.  You can get a HUD teleporter in their port landing location.
Cons:  I found there was way too much lag to shop.  I even tested it on a different computer and had a friend test it as well.  Every time we were hit with a wall of lag. 
Suggestions: Take out the Bot Customer Service rep, it seems too impersonal.  Replace with online/offline employee boards.  Try to cut down on the lag so people can shop in-game.

Polo Paul 
Fashion Design                  
Graphic Design                  
Price                                   
Store Layout         
Customer Service              
TOTAL STARS: 20 out of 25
Pros: They have 4 lucky chairs and 2 midnight mania boards. Almost everything costs $55.

Cons: Their only freebie is on the marketplace. Everything is hung on the walls which makes it collage like and overwhelming to look at.

Suggestions: Offer a few free items at the in-world store.


Anarchy Store

Fashion Design                  
Graphic Design                  
Price                                   
Store Layout                      
Customer Service              
TOTAL STARS: 20 out of 25

Pros: They have a huge inventory with fair prices and are equipped with lucky chairs and gift cards for customers.  They have a special on sale section called the Bargain Basement and offer an affiliates package at their marketplace.

Cons:  They have no freebies and only 2 dollarbies.  The store was under construction at the time of my visit.

Suggestions:  Implement a teleport system that not only makes things easier to find but not such a long walk (Example:  Elevator with Options of Bargain Basement, 1st Floor Women's, 2nd Floor Men's, 3rd Floor New items, etc). Put prices on item posters.



FashionNatic
Fashion Design                  
Graphic Design                  
Price                                   
Store Layout                      
Customer Service              
TOTAL STARS:  19 out of 25
Pros: They have information boards that provide URL's to places like their marketplace and Facebook. They have a large variety of clothing and a customer discount program for their frequent shoppers.
Cons: They only offer 1 freebie.
Suggestions:  Put prices on item posters.  Signage above the three accessible areas from the TP landing (example: Women's, Men's, Customer Service Desk).


Kal Rau 

Fashion Design                  
Graphic Design                  
Price                                   
Store Layout                      
Customer Service              
TOTAL STARS:  19 out of 25

Pros: Two free items for groupies and demos to try first before buying.

Cons: They have an in-game store only, no marketplace.  Their cheapest item is $290.

Suggestions: Put prices on item posters.  Join the marketplace.







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