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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lanai’s “Slap Somebody’s Granny, It’s So Good” Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes



Disclaimer: no actual grannies have been hurt in the making of this recipe. Lanai does not really endorse slapping a granny, so don’t do it!

Ingredients
  • ·         2 lbs ground beef (yields 5-6 slices)
  • ·         9x5 inch loaf pan
  • ·         ½ cup ketchup or use ½ can of Hunt’s Dinner Starter Meatloaf sauce
  • ·         1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • ·         1 tablespoon lemon juice (for sauce mixture)
  • ·         1 teaspoon dry mustard (powder)
  • ·         3 slices of bread shredded or 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ·         ¼ cup diced onion
  • ·         1 beaten egg
  • ·         1 cube of beef bouillon crumbled up or 1 tablespoon of your favorite hamburger seasoning
  • ·         3 more table spoons lemon juice (for meat mixture)


Let’s Begin!

Real Music of Life with Aspergers - Interview with Jessi Shadowhawk -Orchids Reports…


A Heart's Cry

Eyes full of tears
That brings me falling
To my knees
Reaching out for help.

Screaming out words
That falls silent
In the dead of light
That sounds absurd.

Following paths
To Unknown ways
Full of mystery wraths
That shakes my display.

Rising up from the ashes
To the morning sun that awaits,
Shining brightly down on my lashes
That hides my beautiful eyes.

Copyright by: Jessi Smith


Orchids: Who is Jessi Shadowhawk (koyko.calamity)? What is the inspiration behind koyko calamity?

Jessi: I'm a person who loves life. I'm a person who just wants to be herself in a world who just wants to be understood for who she is. Koyko Calamity means Calm Peaceful Music Child in Chinese.

Orchids: Who is Jessi Smith?

Jessi: I'm a psychology major. I graduated from Andrew College in 2012 with my A.S. in Psychology. I would love to help young kids and parents with their child's beginning of life phases in school. I'm an undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome Student.


Monday, July 29, 2013

The SL Experience through My Friend's Eyes - Shon Charisma reporting...

Every resident of Second Life experiences it differently. It's the beauty of the sluniverse, a vast place full of wonderful, engaging, unique goings on. AND the ability to create the life and space and places you might want to be a part of. My experience has been a fully-lived one that has brought me closer to my faith, that has expanded my family (even into first life), that has helped me recapture my love of video and storytelling, that has educated me on research interests of mine (race, online spaces, and identity), and that has brought me my wonderfully-awesome SL mate (love you, Earth!).

Recently, I snagged a dear friend of mine, Sweetz Fierenza [check her out on Facebook], and talked to her about her experiences in-world. She's been in-world a year longer than me, 4.5 years, and that time has shown that many of the experiences found in-world mirror what's experienced in first life.


Tune In to a Live Stream Broadcast by Luver's Island - July 31st

Listen to the shows at our website www.luversisland.com, on L.I.V. Stream during broadcasting times.










LIVE EVENTS HAPPENING

- 01 pm PDT | 22H CET Noma Falta & Vincent Carpathea
- 02 pm PDT | 23H CET Coffee Jaworower Live Performing

Or Directly on SecondLife at Pinkwater :
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pinkwater/157/149/46

Depression And Suicide In SL Part 3- Avoid The Final Solution To A Temporary Problem - Interview with Krissy Sinclair - Orchids Reports…



To be, or not to be: that is the question:-

-William Shakespeare

Second life is a place which surprises me on a daily basis with wondrous Avis doing work that amaze with the resourcefulness. Depression and its sinister companion Suicide is one issue which is difficult to deal with. We had a look at the groups in SL in part 1 of the series. The Survivors of Suicide stood out with its unpretentiousness and honesty.
This is a group for those whose life has been impacted by depression, suicide, attempted suicide themself or have lost someone to suicide. We must break the silence on this epidemic. We offer real life and second life support, education and info. We offer RL resources for recovery and healing.”
I found folks who are fighting a tough battle to overcome their own personal challenges and helping others on the way.

The best fights are the ones fought against the challenges within ourselves.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Overheard in SL - Lacy Muircastle reporting ....


[13:50] sylian: waves all
[13:51] sylian: ...omg the world start to become naughty
[13:51] sylian: looking at the news......
[13:52] sylian: Bride’s Family Cuts Off Groom’s Penis After Interfaith Wedding
[13:53] Rabbit: lol
[13:56] Jester: Stay away from the sausage rolls at the reception is my advice!
[13:56] sylian: good one Jester....LOL

[13:57] Bill: that could cause a few problems

A day at the races


ⒶⒷⒸ Announces Qualifiers for Summer Crown Cup 2013

We are excited to announce our Summer Crown Cup 2013 qualifiers... Congratulations on qualifying for this prestigious event. It is going to be a fantastic day at the races, so start making plans now!  ¯\_()_/¯

When: July 28, 2013
Time: 5pm SLT
Where: Dixieland Downs Racetrack

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dixieland%20Downs/127/50/22

$250,000 PURSE

PR: About Sick Bubblegum Textures and the Woman Behind the Business



Mauve Binders shop "Sick Bubblegum Textures" has been located in lovely Triggerfish for just over 4 years. What is Sick Bubblegum Textures "about" though?

In real life, Mauve's mother was an artist and teacher. Growing up, Mauve was offered opportunities to explore art and music and was encouraged to attend art college. Deciding to take the road less traveled, many years later, Mauve found herself studying in the social work field. In 2007, Mauve finally gave in to a friend and joined SL. It was in this universe where creative freedom took flight. 

When entering the work force after graduation in 2008, the need for creative outlet increased. Mauve was working at a secure custody facility for young offenders aged 12-18. Working with kids that had committed very adult crimes can be incredibly stressful and self-care is crucial to prevent burn-out. One night, while watching a Rob Zombie video for "Sick Bubblegum" Mauve was struck by the clothing that he wore, denims with skulls, argyle vest over a striped short-sleeve top; pure rock and roll. It was on that night that Mauve decided to create textures.

In the past 4 years, Sick Bubblegum has evolved and grown. Inspiration for any item is had from music, tv, thoughts, dreams and conversations. Everywhere Mauve looks, she seeks out challenges and inspires to release them as textures. Holding licenses to a variety of creators, Mauve prides herself for creating original works that reach a variety of audiences.There is the standard offering of basic packs of knits, denims, florals and seasonally themed packs but how about "Guerilla Schoolgirl Plaid", "Voodoo dolls", or blood stained? Expecting a baby? check out the aged baby giraffes or prams. Kawaii your style? The list goes on. The store, a newly renovated 2-story factory has multiple sections, each devoted to a specific theme. 

Mauve prides herself on creating textures to appeal to every audience and when inside the shop, you are sure to find a texture pack to appeal to every design need and style. Can't find it? Just ask, If she can't create it, she will happily direct you to someone who can meet your needs. Come by and slap the MM board, check out the latest CoLab Creation offering or just browse and say "Hello". Looking forward to seeing you soon! 

SL Music Races for a Cure

The season for the Relay For Life is drawing  to a close.

For five continuous months people individually and as teams have worked as hard as possible whether it be by donating or raising awareness about the disease called cancer. The weekend of July 12th 2013 was the last weekend of these numerous events. During this time frame a lot have donated and willingly gave their time along with their generosity towards a great and awe inspiring goal.
Read More

http://tinyurl.com/VMS-RFL-WrapUp

Hottest Clubs in SL This Summer- Tea Couturier Reporting…



SL has lots of clubs that are hot and happening. However, it can be hard to find the club that is going to be playing the tunes of summer 2013.



Well fear not. I will list a few venue that I have been going to this summer where the crowd is fun and the DJ’s are playing music you want to listen too.
This is in no particular order and is just a few of the clubs in SL that I chose to highlight.

GOL 8/9

Gol 9 is a well-established club that plays multiple genres. Its founder is Dakota Neumann.
Gol has been around for 7 years and plays Dance and House Music, Best Entertainment & Party 24/7, B,Trance, Electro, Progressive, Hip Hop, Techno, Live Djs only.
This club has a good vibe and is open 24/7. There are always people there enjoying the music, so you will never be the only one on the dance floor.
F ACEBOOK           https://www.facebook.com/theGOLsl
[GOL] ONLINE        http://www.thegol.com/
F L I C K R              http://www.flickr.com/photos/13801404@N0Gol8 

TELEPORT

Saturday, July 27, 2013

In the name of Love - Sarahelisebeth Brenham




Would you move to a new country for someone you have only known online? Is this idea dangerous? Could love like this last? Let's discuss this important topic.


Many of us want to find our prince or princess charming. Throughout the years, different ways and methods for finding your soul mate have been introduced. In the twenty-first century, the most popular way to find your forever love is on the internet. There are many ways to meet someone on the web. One such way is through a program called Second Life. SL is a platform that allows people to live out dreams that they thought could never come true. Being that Second Life has over a million members, it’s no shock that people can and have met the love of their SL and RL. But relationships that start online do come with special circumstances. Let’s explore what you challenges you might face and how to deal with them, if you just happen to meet your soul mate on the internet.


Friday, July 26, 2013

Paramount Playhouse Presents Summer of Love- Friday, July 26th @ 6 pm SLT



Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we at Paramount dance in our newest  show "Summer of Love" at our new time of 6 pm SL this Friday, July 26th. 
 
We enter that HOT time of the year here in the United States, SUMMER. It'll only get hotter here at Paramount Playhouse. We take you back to the time of innocence, so they say.... back to the 1950s & 1960's. This weeks theme is all about times gone by...bobby socks, poodle skirts, hot cars and even hotter ladies!   

TELEPORT
 

Being The Shoulder To Cry On- DoctorKaren Kanto Reporting…

Image by Justice Brentley


Every avatar in SL (except the bots) has a RL person behind it, and that real person is going to have real feelings. From time to time, those feelings may be distressed, and the person, through their avatar, may seek the help and support of others within SL.
That "other" may be you. In this article, I will attempt to suggest some guidelines that might help you with some of the common issues that arise including:

    Does that avatar really need to bring this drama to SL?

    Can I really help someone?


    Do I have to help someone if I don't really want to?

    If I started to help, can I stop? How do I stop?
    How do I know if I am in over my head?
    What do I do if I think I am in over my head?

Ok, let's begin.

Postcard from 1920’s Berlin Project - Symphony of a Great City – Glossom Resident Reporting…




Dear friends,

The time capsule was the best virtual invention of the twenty-first century!  I took the TP airlines that brought me to the surroundings of Berlin train station, still with a foot in the present. Upon arrival there were warning signs to follow the vintage dress code before boarding so I took advantage of some lost boxes on the floor with a sign saying freebies to dress up and repack my bags with proper clothing, As I got on the train the powerful engine bended the tracks of time and took me back to the 20's. Destination: Berlin 1920’s Project. More than a trip to the past, it is an immersion in history.

Adventures of Snake V- Ccoursey Reporting…



 Snake was now claiming I was his sister…  I wasn’t given much choice in taking him as family, Poet was eating it up.  He was flirtatious, forward, and all about demand.  He came off in a way I just knew I would not be able to handle him and I’d have another minion thinking I would be his girlfriend.  The only difference was this one was more forward and blunt about what he wanted.  I don’t remember if I didn’t have enough Lindens or what excuse I found, but I did not bite him straight away.  Instead I went to Snake, I explained in the best way I could I did not want that soul, that he was not the type of clan I wanted to start and deal with, I wanted people I could relate to so that we could have a tight-knit group.

Tune In to a Live Stream Broadcast by Luver's Island - July 27th

Listen to the shows at our website www.luversisland.com, on L.I.V. Stream during broadcasting times.










LIVE EVENTS HAPPENING

- 01 pm PDT | 22H CET Torben Asp Live Performing
- 02 pm PDT | 23H CET DD (DeceptionsDigital) Live Performing
- 03 pm PDT | 00H CET Phillip Moura Live Performing

Or Directly on SecondLife at Pinkwater :
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pinkwater/157/149/46

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Meet Justice Brentley, SLE’s Photographer- Tea Couturier Reporting...


In SL having good photos is kind of a must. If you are not that creative with the lens like me, then the only other option is to look for a photographer who can not only make you look good but offers excellent photos at a good price.

Justice Brentley is one of SL’s up and coming photographers. Justice and I sat down and chatted while he was on a photo shoot break, and we chatted about how he got started as a photographer to then opening his own studio.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CREATING A UNIQUE BLUES EXPERIENCE FROM TWO CONTINENTS – JULY 25, 2013, 7 PM SLT



HOLLAND GUITARIST BONO FOUROUX & AMERICAN VOCIALIST JACKIE LEFKO SHARE ONE STAGE

The HARLEM SPEAKEASY is a relaxing, comfy hangout spot where you can come to hear the owner, Jackie Lefko, perform and other performers.  On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Jackie Lefko (USA) and Bono Fouroux (Amsterdam-Holland) are on same stage (dual streaming live).  That's right!  The Lefko sultry vocal stylings blended with Bono's masterful guitar fingering -- a unique musical experience. 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

JACKIE LEFKO.  As a native New Yorker, Jackie started singing at a young age in her church in Brooklyn. Jackie evolved into a superb Jazz and Blues singer. RL experience includes sharing the stage with Concord Records Jazz recording artist Karrin Allyson in Chicago and performing in various unique venues throughout the United States and on the African continent. Now, Jackie brings her sultry vocal stylings to Second Life.

BONO FOUROUX. Guitar player, composer from Amsterdam - Holland. Playing from his youth till now guitars in different originals bands. Also did just a few cover bands next to a theater band. Favorite guitars are Gibson and Fender,  He also builds his own or customize them. Always trying to make different characters of sounds. Mostly play solid body guitars.

EVENT DETAILS
Date:     Thursday, July 25, 2013
Time:    7-8:00 pm slt
Dress:  Classy Casual


AVIE POLL: How has SL affected Your Real Life?- Cecilia Rose Reporting...



With more and more people talking about Second Life, numerous issues have been raised so far. Although some of them are not so worrying, there is one issue which is quite serious and needs to be addressed. Since Second Life can be addictive, in what ways can the "game" affect your life?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Introducing the SL Enquirer's very own Agony Aunt - Lacy Muircastle reporting ....

In our quest to be of service to our loyal readers and to the SL community at large, the SL Enquirer now offers an Agony Aunt column.

That’s SLife … with Lacy

Your SL Enquirer Agony Aunt

Really? And what exactly is an "agony aunt" I hear you ask?  According to that 100% accurate repository of all human knowledge, Wikipedia, an agony aunt is "[a]n advice column . . . in a magazine or newspaper written by an advice columnist (colloquially known in British English as an agony aunt, or agony uncle if the columnist is a male)."

Do you have a burning question about manners, style, sex or relationships* in Second Life?  Lacy has experience with all of these, in spades, and she will knowledgeably answer your questions about them!  (And, unlike your real aunt, she won’t judge you.)

How do you ask advice from Lacy?  Simply ask your question by sending me a detailed notecard inworld or emailing me at lacy.muircastle@yahoo.com.  I will then post your question and my answer below in the SL Enquirer, in a relatively timely manner.  Your question may be modified slightly for clarity/brevity's sake or in order to omit identifying information, or ignored if you're clearly just messing with me.

* Lacy will not give legal advice, but may be able to point you in the right direction
   Lacy regrets to inform younger readers that this column is for persons aged 18+.
   Lacy reserves the right to decline to answer any letter.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Lacy

Fashionably Frugal Grand Opening- July 27th



Designers … Are you looking for a new outlet for your items?  Join Fashionably Frugal at its grand opening on July 27th, 2013!  Fashionably Frugal is a Sample Sale Outlet with a retro, pop-art feel that is sure to leave shoppers feeling as though they are revisiting a time when high fashion was reasonably priced.  Each woman should be able to express her inner diva even on a limited budget!

Fashionably Frugal is looking for designers to join the grand opening, and aims to help designers publicize their works by using an array of social media; including Facebook,Flickr, and a dedicated blog.  



Fill out the designer application online at

Contact Fashionably Frugal on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fashionably-Frugal/142091755980463  or email Love Holiday atLoveHoliday3130@aim.com with any questions you might have.  

Good Luck Designers! And happy frugal hunting shoppers!

Food for Thought: Alternative Accounts also known as Alts – Ccoursey Reporting…



            Have you ever approached an avatar on Second Life and they already knew you, talked as if they were your best friend, yet you’d never even heard the name mentioned before and/or they were really young compared to the people you are usually around? 

Then they tell you they are the alternative avatar or another, an alt.  We’ve all met one, some don’t even own up to being alts.  When is it time to call your Second Life quits and began anew?   Is there a time?  Why do people make alts?  I’m only four months old and I had an alt for all of a week.  Yes, I was ready to disappear from current radar and drop off the current road I was taking.  A friend made a comment that really stuck with me though:  People who are alts are too cowardly to face the paths they have carved.  True or False?

Make a Wish in Second Life- sarahelisebeth Brenham Reporting…



Wouldn't it be great if Second Life© came with a lamp that produced wishes? Let's dream a little and see what wishes we would make.







Tune In to a Live Stream Broadcast by Luver's Island - July 24th

Listen to the shows at our website www.luversisland.com, on L.I.V. Stream during broadcasting times.










LIVE EVENTS HAPPENING

- 01 pm PDT | 22H CET Hazie Moonwall Live Performing
- 02 pm PDT | 23H CET Dje Atolia Live Performing
- 03 pm PDT | 00H CET Solechant Live Performing

Or Directly on SecondLife at Pinkwater :
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pinkwater/157/149/46

Monday, July 22, 2013

Depression In Second Life Part 2 - Interview with Lanai Jarrico - Orchids Zenovka Reporting…




Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.

-          “The Prophet” Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, July 21, 2013

SL Business interview and advice - Part 2 - Orchids Zenovka reporting ....

View of an Artist:

So you are the temperamental artist. Oh! You don’t believe in the business of business. Well, let’s take a leaf out of our very own earlier SLE interviewed artist Judi Lynn. She has the right focus while not losing any of the artistic enthusiasm …

Orchids: Who is JudiLynn India?

JudiLynn: Known in SL as JudiLynn India and RL as Judi Lynn, my mission is to share my vision and message as an artist with the global community.

My work embodies my spirit and personality. My goal is to allow you to experience the image with your own mind's eye. My work is entirely intuitive. I get lost in the layering of texture and color. Occasionally, I will include figurative work if my spirit is so presented with the composition. Just as there is order in the chaos of the universe, the energy within me is brought into focus one canvas at a time.

The Sonic Lab and Machinima World at Virlantis - Lacy Muircastle reporting ....

Sonicity Fitzroy continues to be a trailblazer in Second Life.  Her latest project is a collaboration between Southern Illinois University & the University of Western Australia.  On Saturday 20th July Soni celebrated her RL birthday by launching this new project and its associated sims.

The Southern Illinois University-University of Western Australia virtual worlds project at Virlantis, Second Life is an educational themed experiment in the creation of sound and animation content, with its long-term goal being the development of machinima and online media that serves at-risk learning communities.


Overheard in SL - Lacy Muircastle reporting ....

More snippets of conversations that made me chuckle

[14:11] Suzette: dance?
[14:13] August: No thanks.  I have the clap.
[14:14] Avalon: oh and the applause!
[14:16] August: Exactly!
[14:17] Suzette: i knit
[14:17] LadyA: oh where is that book at when we need it!

[14:45] Lauraclaire: Thom and I are just comparing how hot we are
[14:45] Cella: lol
[14:46] Lauraclaire: ok that never came over well
[14:46] vincent: lol
[14:46] Lauraclaire: I meant heat heat

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The SL Enquirer is Proud to Introduce You to a New Service to all SL Residents: The SLE Photo Studio!



The SL Enquirer has teamed up with SL photographer Justice Brentley to provide photography and exposure services to Second Life residents at our very own photo studio located in The SL Enquirer Media Center.

Services include professional profile images, model portfolios, couples portraits, weddings, baby showers, birthdays or any other special occasion where you need a photographer present. The awesome thing is, with our services, your photographs can be featured in The SL Enquirer!

Contact Justice Brentley today for an appointment!

SLE Photo & Graphics Price List
Any 1 photo- $L200
Any 1 Photo on the SL Enquirer Studio page- $L500*
Any Graphic or Logo for promotional needs-$L1000
Get your ad banner posted on SLE - 1200L**
Wedding/Special Occasion Photo Album (15 images)-$L2500
Model Portfolio (album included)- (10 Images)- $L2000***


*A photo on the SL Enquirer photo page will include your name and what you do in SL.

** 1 month ad banner/link includes 1 press release post! (3 months- 2500L)

*** for an additional 300L, get your best shot featured on the SLE Photo Studio Page!



The Finest Second Life's Techno Music Producers Present SL Grooves- Techno Vol 1.



SL Grooves - Techno Vol 1. is a compilation album released by the Electro Labs Label gathering the finest Second Life's Techno music producers.

Second Life is a 3D virtual world where users can socialize and connect. Additionally, it gives artists an excellent way to share and test their music with other individuals.




SL Grooves - Techno Vol. 1 gives the listener an excellent listening experience that slides him/her throughout the different sub genres of Techno music.

Featuring: 
Kemmi Kamachi - Leilala - Solokkhz - IvoKa - Salas - Oliver Koop - Luna Noize - SAO Tokyoska

The compilation is available today on Beatport:


Press Pass Media Group: EGOISME Releases its Molten Mesh Fashion for men and women- Persia Bravin Reports



After months of development, Egoisme is proud to announce the release of its Molten Mesh range of fashion for men and women.


Molten Mesh is a rigged mesh range of clothing that clings to your body and moves fluidly for a natural and realistic look.

Visit 
http://egoisme.net/2013/07/egoisme-introduces-molten-mesh-system/

Friday, July 19, 2013

DEPRESSION IN SL, PART 1: How do you reach out for help or help others overcome emotional issues- Orchids Zenovka Reports




SONNET 29
When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
PARAPHRASE
When I’ve fallen out of favor with fortune and men,
All alone I weep over my position as a social outcast,
And pray to heaven, but my cries go unheard,
And I look at myself, cursing my fate,
Wishing I were like one who had more hope,
Wishing I looked like him; wishing I were surrounded by friends,
Wishing I had this man's skill and that man's freedom.
I am least contented with what I used to enjoy most.
But, with these thoughts – almost despising myself,
I, by chance, think of you and then my melancholy
Like the lark at the break of day, rises
From the dark earth and (I) sing hymns to heaven;
For thinking of your love brings such happiness
That then I would not change my position in life with kings.

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