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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tau Beta Psi Second Life Sorority is currently recruiting for our Fall Pledge Line!



If you are hardworking, strong, and want to be a part of something fun and meaningful, this ILLUSTRIOUS organization could be for you! For more information and to keep up with the Sorority's latest activities please:





If you have any questions, please contact any Founder in world (nyx.pallis or lynn.ishtari)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Scottish Highlands - Inverness revisited - Lacy Muircastle reporting ....

Sims come and go as we all know so it is always good to be able to report that some sims are in it for the long haul.  One such sim is The Highlands of Scotland.  I wrote a spot light on them back in 2012 and thought it would be good to revisit the Scottish themed sim.

Lauraclaire Benelli strives hard to make The Highlands of Scotland in SL replicate the Highlands in RL.
There are lots of things to see and do across the SL Highlands.  Experience the numerous events that take place celebrating all that is unique and special to the region. Expect a warm welcome from Lauraclaire and her staff and enjoy the best of The Highlands rich heritage and culture including spectacular music, storytelling, and of course the world famous ceilidhs.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Current and Upcoming Fashion Shows and Competitions in Second Life- Tea Couturier Reporting...

In SL, there use to be a time when you were inundated with fashion shows to attend. Some shows were simple while others where more elaborate. It was hard to pick and sometimes your schedule would be booked solid with shows to attend.


In 2013 the fashion world changed.  It has become a platform for anyone to be a designer, which is good and now new names are getting through the fashion door instead of just peering in. However, as the fashion industry has changed so has the number of fashion shows being exhibited. Fashion competitions enable anyone who wants to be a model to enter and stand a good chance of winning even if they have not trained at the top SL modelling academy’s or fashion schools.

Here are a few which have caught my eyes.
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AVENUE Autumn/Winter Fashion Week 2013

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION BENEFIT AT LITTLE MARY'S SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29th Featuring Live music from 2-7 PM



This charity event is in loving memory of Ribbons Magic who was called home on August 2, 2013. She was loved by many and is truly missed. Her SL venue was a great place to enjoy live music, so from 2-7 PM live musicians will be on stage (see list below for artists and times). The National Kidney Foundation was a charity close to her heart and offers guidance and counseling for those with kidney related health issues. All donations made during this event will be matched and a final donation will be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
Please join the Little Mary's family as we welcome some of Ribbon's favorite artists and close friends to celebrate the wonderful memories of Ribbons.

The line up              -   Time
Reno Segall                 -   2 pm slt
Aryianna                     -    3pm slt
Samm Qendra            -   4pm slt
JustinElias Anatra    -     5 pm slt

Quinton Diavolo        -   6 pm slt

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Autumn Decorating for your Land or Home on a Budget- Tea Couturier Reporting...



Autumn is  here and it is time to start (if you are like me) decorating your sim/land for autumn.  It can be fun and  done on all budgets.

It can also make your sim/land look new and updated and make you feel as though you are in flow with the season.  Here are a few autumn buys for your land/sim which I think will be perfect to get you started.


Press Pass Media: SLACTIONS 2013- Learn more

Press Pass Media: SLACTIONS 2013- Learn more: SLACTIONS 2013 Research conference on virtual worlds - Learning with simulations: 21-23 November, 2013 In cooperation with VS-GAMES - ...

Press Pass Media: Immersive Information Environments" in Second Life...

Press Pass Media: Immersive Information Environments" in Second Life...:  SJSU Virtual Worlds Colloquia   Ran Hinrichs, CEO of 2b3d, an immersive web solutions company, and on faculty at the University of Wash...

Virtual Ability, Inc. – an Interview with Gentle Heron- Stareyes Galaxy Reporting...



Virtual Ability, Inc. is a non-profit organization helping disabled people in Second Life ©. Gentle Heron is the Chairman of the Board of Virtual Ability, running things both on the real Life (RL) and Second Life (SL) side. 
As Virtual Ability is about to launch one of their two main annual conferences, Stareyes Galaxy had an opportunity to have a chat with Gentle, about Virtual Ability and the life of people with disabilities on SL.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The "Shape Doctor" of SL- DoctorKaren Kanto Reporting…


On my travels through SL, I happened upon an individual, Pertinax Greggan, whose profile caught my attention.

He professed to having some expertise with female shapes in SL and I just had to find out what that was all about. Prior to the interview, I asked him what he thought of my shape (this was made easier by the fact that we were both at a nudist sim at the time), and he offered several "corrections" that, when I tried them out, all were small but significant improvements that I have retained.

Karen: Your profile says you are a "Shape Doctor, making realistic female shapes as a sort of hobby, not to sell... I give them away!" What do you mean by "Shape Doctor"?



Pertinax: Well, there are positively hordes of women out there in SL who have tinkered with their own shapes and ended with results that are less than anatomically plausible, much less aesthetically pleasing. I draw photo-realistically in RL and, so I have a good eye for form and proportion. ((points to a drawing on his wall)) That is done with pencil and charcoal and some chalk... it loses something from the scan to SL, though.

KAMERA KLUB- September Event Sat. Sept 28 1-3pm slt



Tart Gallery Presents...
Screen captures,SL photography,snapshots...whatever you want to call them...
KAMERA KLUB is a monthly event comprised of a two hour photo session for the participants.


Guest  supermodel & designer HONEY BENDER-AUER of Faster Pussycat
with glamlicious tunes by DJ Paradox Messmer 

Unique avatars modeling in static poses from the top pose and propmakers in Secondlife.
Guests are invited to snap away as the model  changes  from one dramatic pose to the next  to the tunes of the featured DJ.
Each session will have a different artistic theme where the photogs are also encouraged to dress accordingly  if they like. Participants will be invited to display shots taken at Kamera Klub sessions on the walls of the club itself at the KK Annual photo show  and also to post pics on flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/thekameraklub

For more info contact: ByrneDarkly Cazalet

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tune In to a Live Stream Broadcast by Luver's Island -September 25th

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









LIVE EVENTS HAPPENING

- 02 pm PDT| 23H CET Dje Atolia Live Performing
- 03 pm PDT| 00H CET Maximillion Kleene Live Performing 

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

SL's Got Talent: RICARDO WINS 2013 SLGT CONTEST!




On the evening of Saturday, September 21, 2013, many gathered at the Wynchester Hope City Open Venue and others listened on the Contest Stream as seven (7) wonderful singers graced us with their amazing talent.  Each contestant performed two songs for the six judges and live audience. What an amazing evening!  The JUDGES collaborated and admit to how difficult it was to select the winners.   During a special awards event last evening, the 2013 SL’s GOT TALENT WINNERS were announced:




  • 1ST PLACE WINNER:  RICARDO (rickylivemusic)
  • 2nd PLACE WINNER:  JENNA ODISARK
  • 3rd  PLACE WINNER: THE BALLADEER

Acid Lily Gallery Presents the Talent of Some of Your Favorite Designers-Round 2- September 17- September 30th

Sept 17th - 30th

Acid Lily Gallery presents the talent of some of your favorite designers, as well as young brands showing the best creativity. You'll find exclusive releases and sales, with each designer providing one or more items discounted to L$ 70 or less.
  • This round features: DIGS, [White~Widow], Alouette, Maai, even.flow, Kaithleen's, Love Zombie, Pichi, :{MV}:
  • Group Gift earrings provided by: :{MV}:
In-world Group: secondlife:///app/group/35436619-c93b-63e3-956a-7a19180b227d/about

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Enter for a Chance to Win Free Advertising in The SL Enquirer! Winner announced September 30th!



Enter for a chance to win 1 month free advertising in The SL Enquirer!
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 30TH!

Prize includes a Banner/link on the SL Enquirer website plus 4 event press release posts!

Visit the SL Enquirer Media Center and touch the drawing jar in the lobby, it's that simple!

Teleport Now!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavonia/161/62/22 

Press Pass Media: Phishing scams on the rise again

Press Pass Media: Phishing scams on the rise again:   Phishing scams on the rise again Translation Don’t be a victim, be informed! (re-post from April 2, 2012) Phishing scams in...

Tau Beta Psi News: United to Break the Sickle Cycle- LeBistro Raffle- Winner announced September 30th @ 5:23pm SLT



Come and buy your raffle ticket for a chance to win a two L$500 LeBistro Gift Cards with 70% of the proceeds going to the Sickle Cell Association of America. 
You may purchase as many tickets as you like, the more you purchase the more it increases your chances to win! The winner will be announced on Sept. 30th @ 5:23pm SLT on the Tau Beta Psi like page.

Tau Beta Psi like page:https://www.facebook.com/TauBetaPsiSecondLifeSorority

Autumn Fashion in Second Life- Tea Couturier Reporting...




The first official day of Autumn is...... OMG Today! 

 Sunday September 22, 2013.

Even though some of us are refusing to put away the flip flops or our jeans shorts, no matter how much we try to hold on to summer, autumn is here!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

What Message Would You Send?- Ccoursey Reporting…



Messages Sent...
            “Give me your money!”
            “Peace, Love, and Great Sex…”
            “Treat people as you wish to be treated.”

            What would you say to a large group of people?  What message would you want to spread? 




These are a few of the answers I received by people that didn’t really want to be mentioned.  Why?  They said they really had nothing to say or they wouldn’t know what to say if given the chance.  Every day we interact with different, but if we want a message spread to a large group, what would you say. Would you practice what you preach in your daily lives as well?


            AngelusMorte a former assassin in SL did have something to say...

AngelusMorte: Second Life is meant to be a fun place to be.  If you’re not having fun, why do it?
Cris: Do you think a lot of people forget this and need a reminder?

AngelusMorte: Yes, too many.

Cris: Do you remind them?

AngelusMorte: If I need to but they will never listen unless they come to the same conclusion …

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Quick Guide on What NOT to Wear Once You Have Passed the 2 Month Marker in Second Life- Tea Couturier



Now I am not one to tell people what not to wear and what to wear in SL, however, I do feel I could help give a few pointers about what to avoid wearing to not make yourself look like a noob or one that has not moved along with the fashion times in Second Life.

When you first enter Second Life, your first point of call is the freebie shops. However, once you are a regular and have been in SL for over 3 months. I feel it is time for you to start looking at what you’re wearing and worrying about your appearance. Your appearance can reflect on you and your social life in SL. Remember, first impressions are important.






Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tau Beta Psi Second Life Sorority is currently recruiting for our Fall Pledge Line!

 If you are hardworking, strong, and want to be a part of something fun and meaningful, this ILLUSTRIOUS organization could be for you! For more information and to keep up with the Sorority's latest activities please:





If you have any questions, please contact any Founder in world (nyx.pallis or lynn.ishtari)


Bullying in Second Life Part 2- Nomad Aries Reporting…



This is the second part of my article on bullying. In part one I discussed the types of bullying you may encounter on Second Life as well as real life. 
There are many misconceptions about why some people turn into bullies. It is often said these are people with low self esteem and are loners. In studies done on bullying and bullies , this does not prove to be true. So what makes a bully a bully? 

Who is a Bully?

Bullies do not suffer from low self esteem as popularly believed. In a 2001 study (Baumeister) , it was discovered that bullies have extremely high self esteem. Although their esteem is high , it is pathologically high and unstable. If a bully feels slighted or insulted, the ego causes extreme negative feelings which the bully cannot tolerate. According to a later study from the University of South Dakota,( 2012 ), bullies lack function in an area of the brain that deals with moderating mood and emotions. For some reason yet to be discovered, bullies have low to no function of this area of the brain, it is thought that not being properly socialized at an early age prevents this part of the brain from functioning. This causes the bully to lash out at people in defense to preserve their feeling of superiority and control . Bullies have thought processes that differ from most people. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

7 CONTESTANTS MOVE TO SL’s GOT TALENT CONTEST FINAL ROUND!- Announcing the Winners on September 22 @ 8 pm SLT



WOW!  WOW! WOW!  Round 2 of SL’s Got Talent left everyone speechless!  

The thirteen amazing performers showed they all have talent last night during Round 2.  It was just amazing! The Judges had a tough job as they collaborated during the event to select the Final Round contestants.  Audience voting occurred during the two hours following the event.  At the end of the day, the Judges made the decision as we publicized initially.  The contestants receiving the highest popular votes are as follows:

•    The Balladeer = 48 popular votes
•    Ricardo (rickylivemusic) = 28 popular votes
•    KokoIncognito = 21 popular votes

The judges' selection is based on a scoring process.  Each judge keeps his or her individual score on a scorecard that was provided by the Contest organizers.  Those scores are then averaged and contestants are selected accordingly.  Based on the judges' scoring during Round 2, the following contestants will move to the FINAL ROUND (in alphabetical order):

VHD'S 1920's Emi's Golden Harp Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays!





Featuring Vintage shopping, comedy nights and Live music. A 1920 role play sim. Go back in time and step into a era of gangsters & flappers. fun roleplay.

Event Details♥

**WEDNESDAYS**

Meet The Dogfather of Dogland: A Visit with Vitolo Rossini - Linda Lauren Reporting...


There is something about the virtual community of Second Life that makes you want to mirror your everyday real life.  People do that by creating avatars to look like themselves, or as much like themselves as technically possible.  Admittedly, we have a propensity to make ourselves more anatomically pleasing by taking off or putting on the few pounds we would like to on our real life scale.  But when it comes to the animal kingdom, the accuracy is more true to life and you can find that “life” by visiting The Dogfather (Vitolo Rossini) at Dogland Park: (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rhoda/155/138/30)

Vito’s story is an inspiring one.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DADDY-O'S AT SUNSET STARS ANNOUNCES THE PREMIRER OF DJ JEWELLZ- Friday September 20th @ 6 pm SLT


                        Friday September 20th  STARTING AT 6 PM SLT.
                                    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunset%20Stars/148/25/21
                           
Daddy-O's is pleased to announce its first regular DJ - DJ Jewellz.
Her first set will be Friday September 20th at 6 PM.  Jewellz will spin her mixture of rock, blues and classic rock - plus some vintage rock. Hosting will be Daddy-O's Co-Owner Mark Ussy (well at least for the first hour)! And with the combination of Daddy-O's , Jewellz and Mark you never know what might happen during her set!

ROW Event Today! Tuesday @ 1pm SLT


What is ROW? 
It's the Newest Federation in SL Wrestling!

Row cordially invites you to  come attend the best wresting action in the meta verse. With two Shows running weekly and European friendly times. It is the best Wrestling action north ,south,east,and west of the Linden mansion.







Join us  every Tuesday  and Friday at 1pm slt
Who Can Come: The Whole Family

Price: Free




For more information contact; JW Beeswing ,DavidHawk Actor, Ari Dimanovic or jlobella resident

BULLYING IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD OF SECOND LIFE Part 1- Nomad Aries Reporting…




It is an unfortunate side of human nature that we are exposed to bullying. 

While most of us grow out of this phase as children, some people remain aggressive in real life and in the virtual world. It is also a known fact that bullying is a learned trait. Although bullying is not permitted here a lot of it does go unreported. The reasons for not reporting bullying may be because there is confusion, fear, shame, doubt and ignorance regarding what happened. Some people may be unaware they are being bullied or feel there is no recourse or assistance available to remedy their situation. In some cases people may simply not know what to do when they run into a bully. 

Have you been bullied by someone on SL? This may be difficult to discern if we are not sure exactly what bullying entails, especially when it applies to the virtual world. In real life, I have run anti-bullying workshops for school children. I found that children were not always aware of exactly what bullying consists of. When it was explained to them they quickly identified situations where they had indeed encountered a bully. I am going to take a similar approach in this article and explain the types of bullying one may experience on Second Life. The examples I present will be taken from actual experiences from some avies on Second Life, including my own personal run-ins with bullies. You may have had similar experiences or you may not have run into bullying yet. I hope you can gain some knowledge on when someone is bullying you and what to do to save yourself from this down side to human nature. I will present a further article on what you can do specifically to stop being bullied on Second Life. In this article I wish to outline the types of bullying and how to identify they type of bullying you may have experienced. 

What is Bullying?

Sky Manor Resort: Luxury Living in Second Life- Lanai Jarrico Reporting…

Luxury Living in Second Life is a lot easier to obtain than it is in the real world. 
Whatever it is you imagine, you can have from Jacuzzi tubs, fancy cars and private jet to big beautiful custom homes complete with the landscaping of your dreams.

Sky Manor Resort is highly ranked in the destination guide and rightfully so because it is a place that brings luxury living in Second Life to a whole new level. 
The grand entrance to the office is impressive and neatly decorated. The foliage and arches above the stone pathways make it a lovely atmosphere for taking a stroll around the resort and imagining the feeling of luxury living.  The central road connects to Westward Village, the rental office, a hotel, club and beachfront properties. It truly is a splendid place to find luxury and style for those that are looking to live the good SLife.
 I met up with Dangerous Massacre to learn more about Sky Manor Report and what it has to offer residents that have a taste for luxury living.

Interview with Dangerous Massacre

Monday, September 16, 2013

Luxury living in Second Life- Tea Couturier Reporting...

ENVISION PREFABS


In SL you can live the life as though you have won the  lotto. There are lots of things you can easily spend your money on living the millionaire life style in the virtual world.


 Did I hear you ask how? Well I am going to do the top homes, cars and yachts in sl from the top budget to the medium budget.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stylish Business in SL- The 7 Deadly s{K}ins- Talking to Izara Morane© - Orchids Reports…




7 Deadly s{K}ins aspires to make women feel "sexy, secure and real" because “women have real curves and flaws...they are not Barbie dolls."





 You are a successful businesswoman in SL. Thank you for spending time out with us :).
- Izara Aviatik Morane (izara.zuta)


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Karaoke Time! - Tea Couturier Reporting...




In real life, karaoke is very popular. We love to sing to our favorite songs as if we actually are the original singers of the song and to perform in front of people is just an added bonus.






 I was pleased to see that like in real life we have karaoke in Second Life, we also have lots of venues for this activity.  If you like singing and always wanted to have a go at it in real life but could  not find the time or venue in your area, here is a chance for you to try it out!

 I have visited a few venues for you to try out. Most of them are 24/7 but if you want an audience the time of day will depend on that.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tune In to a Live Stream Broadcast by Luver's Island -September 14th


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









LIVE EVENTS HAPPENING

- 12 pm PDT| 22H CET Aminius Writer Live Performing
- 1 pm PDT| 23H CET Dizzy Popstar Live Performing 

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

Press Pass Media: Burn2 Juried Art and Theme Camp Winners!

Press Pass Media: Burn2 Juried Art and Theme Camp Winners!: BURN2 is happy to announce the 2013 Juried Art and Theme Camp plot winners!  We had 19 applicants this year who submitted proposals to ama...

Builder News: What is the Materials Project? - Piers Diesel Reporting…




For those who had been waiting for the Materials Project to launch, it could not have come sooner. 

The Materials Project is here to enhance mesh make mesh objects more realistic. However since its launch have creators in SL been using it? Have they found it useful tool for their builds?



Thursday, September 12, 2013

EMI's Golden Harp: A 1920 role play sim: Go Back in Time and Step into an Era of Gangsters, Flappers, Fun and Role Play.




Featuring Vintage Shopping, Comedy Nights and Live Music!

Event Details for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays!

Looking for something to do with friends? Visit Strikes Bowling and Game Land


Strikes Bowling and Game Land has been open 6 weeks and is already a top ten destination for those who like to bowl and play games in SL.  Gino Morlim has done a great job building a fun place to go have fun with friends.  Strikes Bowling Lanes is like a bowling alley in RL but is in SL where you can get a better score than in RL.  Featuring a Bowling League on Mondays at 5 PM SLT and now forming a 10 AM League too on Mondays.  He has the lanes set up for the highest score possible where the speed of your ball does not effect how or where you hit the pins.  Anyone interested in joining a bowling league team contact Gino Morlim and let him know.


Depression Part 5: How Second Life gave me a Second chance ©- Talking to Ian- Orchids Reports…



Orchids: Hallo Ian, Thank you for talking to SLE. You have an active interest in helping people who have depression. We understand this has been a very personal fight for you. Can you tell us about your struggle?

Ian: First I want to say that I have been through depression myself. I lost everything, my marriage, my dream home, my job, my life savings, and very nearly my life through severe clinical depression. One of the problems of trying to help someone overcome depression is that we often don't realize what is happening to us. The average person has no frame of reference to understand exactly why they are feeling so bad, what often makes things worse is that people around them don't always understand how to support someone with depression.


The stories of depression are heart-rending. Each is as unique as the individuals concerned, it is an incredibly personalized experience.
Of course, some people are not around to give us their story, and that is perhaps the most tragic loss of all.






Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SL's Got Talent Open Mic Auditions a HUGE SUCCESS!



25 contestants participated, 18 moving to ROUND 1....

Read more about it here
http://virtualmusicservices.com/vmsmagazine

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Introducing ROW : The Newest Federation in SL Wrestling


Row cordially invites you to attend the best wrestling action in the metaverse. With two Shows running weekly and European friendly times, it is the best Wrestling action north, south, east, and west of the Linden mansion.

When: Every Tuesday and Friday at 1pm slt
Who Can Come: The Whole Family
Price: Free


For more information contact; JW Beeswing , DavidHawk Actor or Ari Dimanovic.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Observing 9/11 in Second Life- Dedicated to those who fell and to those who carry on ©- Orchids Zenovka Reporting…



September 11th is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 113 days remaining until the end of the year. But there were some who did not get to see them.

Remembering :
The September 9/11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, as well as major damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C.,[2] but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. In total, almost 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes. It also was the deadliest incident for firefighters in the history of the United States.

Tribute Events in SL :

Meet Debi Palmira: The Heart of London Sims- Tea Couturier Reporting...



If you have ever been to the London Sims you will notice as soon as you tp in that it is a replica of the one in real life; cleverly created to the last detail.



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