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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Night @ Speakeasy: October 31st @ 6-8pm SLT Featuring Jackie Lefko & Molly Serpente



BLUES & COUNTRY SINGING DIVAS @ SPEAKEASY HALLOWEEN NIGHT
The Speakeasy has been transformed from cozy to spooky to embrace two SL Singing Divas – one Blues Diva and one Country Diva – on Halloween night.  At 6 PM SLT, Jackie Lefko, the owner of the Speakeasy, takes the stage to enchant the audience with her sultry, bluesy voice.  Brace yourself!  That is just the beginning!  You will not doubt how much Molly Serpente loves to sing Country music when she takes the stage at 7 PM SLT to share her mesmerizing voice.  Yes we know!  There has been no shortage of opportunities to sport your favorite Halloween costume at the numerous parties in Second Life over the past week or so.  But, the big night is Thursday, October 31st

What better way to end the 2013 Halloween celebrating than with live music at the Speakeasy? 

Just give the taxi driver this address and we will see you there:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TriBeCa%20City/177/221/21
About the Singing Divas

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Avie Poll: Is Second Life just a Game or is it an Extension of your Real Life? – Glossom Resident Reporting…




It is common knowledge that Second Life is a three-dimensional virtual environment where users can socialize, simulate real life events or give wings to their imagination and dreams.
The debate on its definition is endless, yet it’s up to each resident to define this virtual world for the posture we assume when we login. Quoting Linden Lab’s slogan “Your world, your imagination”, the truth is that Second Life is what we make of it. A Game? An extension of real Life? You call the shots.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Join Golfers from Around the Globe at Emerald Crystal Golf Course



The origin of Golf is unclear but most would accept that it's modern 18 hole golf course came from Scotland in the Middle Ages. It became popular in the 19th century in the United Kingdom and eventually spread to the United States. In the year 2013, it can be found in Second Life!







We have certainly come a long way from throwing rocks and swinging sticks for amusement.



About ECGC

So You Think You Have Talent Contest and Charity Event - Enter Today!

                                                                    
                                    
Categories
 Singing:
·         Act, or
·         stage performance

Dancing:
·         Group or solo.
·         The song must fit the theme or the theme the song
·         Dress to Impress

 Poetry:
·         The scene should fit the poetry that is being read

 Comedy:
·         The comedy should have a scene or background 

Visit these locations for an Entry Form today!

Timeless Trinkets/Thrifty/Romantic Safe Hub

Something New Family Store

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Reader Recommended: SLink Feet - Tea Couturier Reporting...


It is always nice when readers of SL Enquire get in touch and send us products which we may have not covered.


This occurred when Ellen Cordeaux got in touch and asked about SLink Feet. Thank you Ellen. SLink was started up by Siddean Munro








SLink does not only caters for feet but also hands, which are rigged mesh for women and men also. Cleverly and beautifully crafted to attach to you, with no joining showing. The nails on the feet and hands are so natural in looking. With Slink feet you have flat bare feet for men and women. Also Mid bare feet which you may have seen before have you standing on your toes.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Style Kingdom Magazine's 2nd Public Casting



To join the public casting group paste this in local chat in-world : secondlife:///app/group/
2b4dfe30-db25-19ba-db7d-350aa6a88696/about

IT'S TIME TO EMBRACE YOUR INNER BOO!

Branwen Arts and Stories Unlimited celebrate the spookable season this year with BOOStock today (Saturday) and the third Annual BOOFest tomorrow (Sunday) on Bran.  Schedule Updates for both events can be found at http://storyfestsl2011.blogspot.com/

Saturday's BOOStock festivities kick off at NOON slt for five hours of DJs and Live Music http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bran/251/246/3022

Sunday's BOOFest starts at 10am SLT and continues for eight hours with buffest of stories and storytellers sharing spookable literary delights.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bran/78/141/24

Both events are free.  Sunday's event benefits War Child North America

Friday, October 25, 2013

Lumiya: The Second Life© viewer for Android devices – Stareyes Galaxy reporting ....

Aside from the usual way of connecting to Second Life © (SL) on a personal computer, applications are available for connecting on the grid via mobile devices. SL Enquirer has previously reported on Pocket Metaverse for the iOS; now we will look into the Android OS and the Lumiya application. Stareyes Galaxy got herself the application and went out to test it on SL.

There are many times in life when I might want to stay in touch with my SL friends while having no access to a computer. Often, in public places, WiFi is available for free and sitting down with a cup of coffee having a chat with friends could easily be done with a mobile phone.

Lumiya is an authorized third-party viewer (TPV) for mobile Android devices. The TPV list for Android includes two other viewers as well, “LittleSight” and “Mobile Grid Client” but Lumiya seems to be more prevalent than the other two among Android users.  Lumiya can be found in the “Google Play” store and it costs USD 3.46 to download. The client is 5.20 Mb in memory, so it is really a light weight application.

Happy Halloween Second Lifers!- Orchids Reporting…


Halloween  or the "All Hallows' Evening" is near!  And so is 
the time for making jack-o'-lanterns and dressing up for Halloween parties, but do you know the real story behind this holiday?
This is an old Irish myth about a man "Stingy Jack." Stingy Jack once invites the Devil to have a drink with him and tricks the devil to turn himself into a coin. Jack puts the coin into his pocket with a silver cross. The devil could not change back into his original form till he promised Jack  that he would not bother him for one year and if should Jack die, he would not claim his soul.
Come next year, Jack again tricks the devil into climbing into a tree to pick fruit and carves a sign of the cross into the tree's bark so the devil could not come down until  he promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.

Soon after, Jack dies. God would not allow such a cheat into heaven. The devil, being upset with Jack and keeping his word not to claim his soul, wouldn’t allow Jack into hell. He sends Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and as the legend goes, roams the Earth with ever since. This ghostly figure came to be known as "Jack of the Lantern," and then, simply "Jack O'Lantern."
In Ireland and Scotland, people carved scary faces into turnips or potatoes. In England, large beets were used. Immigrants from these countries brought the Jack o' Lantern tradition with them when they came to the United States. They soon found that pumpkins, a fruit native to America, make perfect jack-o'-lanterns.


There are many ways to celebrate the ghostly spirit of Halloween in SL ! Here are a few ways..

Thursday, October 24, 2013

NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE SL RESIDENT FOR THE AVIE CHOICE AWARDS!



It's time again for the annual AVI CHOICE AWARDS!

The Avi Choice Awards is the premier annual awards presentation recognizing the people and talent of Second Life’s® amazing creations, completely chosen and voted on by SL™ residents.  The 2011 and 2012 Avi Choice Awards response was tremendous and the websites saw an amazing 65,000 visits and a staggering number of votes, proof that the annual event is anticipated and appreciated by SL residents.  It is the opportunity for the residents to show appreciation to their FAVORITE.. to know that they play a part in acknowledging their FAVORITE.. not in anyone deciding whose best, but whose a favorite?

Style Kingdom Magazine 1st MINI SPECIAL!




Our mini special honors the Top 3 winners from our 1st public casting. 
Showcasing their journey in their ever-changing and creative styling through our different styling challenges.
We’re very proud of our Top 3 winners who have joined us in our official model’s team. Details on our 2nd public casting can be found within the mini special! 

**To join the public casting group paste this in local chat in-world :


secondlife:///app/group/2b4dfe30-db25-19ba-db7d-350aa6a88696/about



Copyright © 2013 Fyrian LLC

Aview TV: Second Life Terms of Service Community Meeting on October 19, 2013




Many Avatars are up in arms about the new TOS changes that refer to Copyright rights/Content Creator Rights. Here is the discussion that took place Saturday October 19 at 10am SLT at the Justitia Virtual Legal Resource Village. A panel of IP attorneys discussed the new terms of service.

Avie Poll: Discrimination, Prejudice and Racism in SL: Reality or Myth? – Glossom Resident Reporting…



Did anyone imagine twenty years ago that the existence of a virtual world would be possible? 
The world has changed so much in the past decades. Science has made great strides, laws on Equality and Human Rights were created, technology has raised sharply making the world smaller and bringing people closer. Yet, much ink is still expended on Discrimination, Prejudice and Racism, three words that bring people apart. Is this multicultural virtual world called Second Life a Utopia regarding this subject?



Discrimination, prejudice and racism are concepts that merge for their cause-effect relationship. All three are grounded on stereotypes that generate social malaise. While Prejudice stems from preconceived negative judgments on people and their beliefs and behaviors, Discrimination is an unfair or unequal treatment given to a person based on prejudice related to religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, physical or mental disability, nationality, among others. Racism, on the other hand, expresses a set of theories and beliefs that establish racial and ethnic hierarchies, superior and inferior races, resulting in Intolerance, hostile feelings and attitudes.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Celtic Corsets: Interview with Tiana about Life, Business and Celtic fashion - © Orchids Reports…



Celtic attire of the past was all made out of materials that, unfortunately, broke down over the centuries. 

These materials, such as linen and wool, made for many spectacular articles of clothing, which can only now be re-constructed from information found on stone carvings, and in stories and written descriptions. Celtic clothing has of course been changed by modern hands, and there are many variations on the types of clothing that was worn centuries ago.


An interview with Tiana (azhdeen wirefly) ; a Scot gal into Celtic fashion who in spite of an RL battle with her heart, has found a good mix in life, business and partying in SL.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BOOFest & BOOStock Return October 26th & 27th


The festival of "Ghosty, Spooky Stories" is back for a third year, inviting story-loving SL residents to huddle close to the blazing fire and enjoy eight hours of stories and literature presented live, in voice, and free to all residents with donations benefiting War Child North America.  Branwen Arts will also be warming things up a bit on Saturday with their second annual BOOStock music and dance celebration.

Lastat Productions Presents their 4th Annual Halloween Party October 26th 6:00-10:00pm SLT


This year marks the 4th annual Lastat Productions Halloween Party! Every year we give away over $10,000L in cash prizes to a few lucky contest winners, and over $5,000L in prizes to everyone that participates in the Haunted Hunt

Our talented DJ's play various genre of music as part of our evenings spooky entertainment. The people that participate are phenomenal, the prizes are grand, and the entertainment is exciting! Don't miss out on this years 4th annual Lastat Productions Halloween Party!

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Visit LastatProductions.com for more info


DATING IN THE WORKPLACE ON SECONDLIFE- Nomad Aries Reporting...


 

There are a lot of places to meet people in Second Life and one of the most popular places to meet is the workplace because The that is an easy place to meet someone and make a connection. 


Sometimes, a couple who have been dating or are partnered figure they get along so well that they will enter into a business together or work together  but is it the best idea?

There are many opportunities on Second Life that allow for couples to work together, however , workplace relationships are one of the biggest reasons businesses in Second Life fail. I personally have witnessed this many times and recently, one of the biggest and oldest clubs in SL closed because of a personal relationship that ended. It is actually the second time this club went down because of a personal relationship that ended. Most of my experience working for businesses owned and operated by romantically involved people working together has not been positive. It would not be an exaggeration to say sometimes it was a nightmare.

Why do people choose to work with their significant other? Can it work?

October 26th at Paramount Playhouse, Mitch Triellis, a Chilean singer is at the Paramount to sing for an hour of his mello jazzy style to open for our show! Come listen at 6pm slt!


 


Singer of Jazz and Swing the old school related to songs that Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and others made famous. 

He also sings pop music mainly from 50's to 80's. He's been a performer in RL for more than 20 years and I sing mainly at casinos all around South America and the Caribe.
 
At 7pm slt, Paramount Playhouse Players as they put on their Halloween show, “Night of the Dancing Dead.”

TOS changes debate rages on - Lacy Muircastle reporting

On Saturday October 19th, a panel of legal experts (real-life attorneys) met at the Rose Theatre, Angel Manor in Second Life to discuss the changes to the Second Life Terms of Service instituted in August this year.  The point of the exercise was to address questions on the matter and clear up some of the confusion that has resulted from these changes.

I was unable to attend the meeting myself but Inara Pey (one of SL's foremost bloggers) has put together a detailed account of the proceedings, the link to which is below.


http://modemworld.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/tos-changes-legal-panel-discussion-audio-recordings-and-notes/

It is most enlightening and thank you Inara for taking the time to put this information together.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Where to Go for your Halloween Decorations - Tea Couturier Reporting....






Yes Halloween is approaching us and if you have not decorated your sim/land for the theme or are looking for extras to add to what you already have. Here are a few shops you may or may not have come across in your search.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pol Arida, not your everyday musician - Lacy Muircastle reporting ...

Listen to this ….


War Zone - urban love story

Did you listen to the words?  If you didn't go back and listen again!!  Did you relate to what he was singing about?  You should have, haven’t we all had experiences of one kind or another that equate to feeling like you are in a war zone in our relationships? 

This is Pol Arida.  Pol writes much of his own music and has been known to put his own unique spin onto cover versions of well-known songs, but it his hammering guitar playing technique that has set him apart, it is quoted as being a ‘unique percussive style’ .  Clearly though he has a gift in the writing of lyrics ….  I personally absolutely love the hammering guitar – it is highly emotive.  Pol has a dynamic stage presence and interacts with his audience very naturally.  He epitomises the reputation the Scottish have for their warmth and friendliness. His style of music is highly addictive.

Acid Lily Gallery October Round 2 has started! October 17-30th


Dates: Oct 17th - 30th



Acid Lily Gallery presents the talent of some of your favorite designers, as well as young brands showing the best creativity. With exclusive releases and sales, and L$ 70 or less deals from every designer.













Spotlight - Sailing the Linden Seas - Lacy Muircastle reporting ....



Sailing is a passion bordering on an obsession for many both in RL and SL alike.  The sailing community in Second Life is a tight knit family who has done a phenomenal job of making sailing possible in SL.

Coastal Waterway 
Avid SL sailors and social sailors alike may be interested to know that at the beginning of October the Seychelles Isles (formally the Irish Estates) made a historic move to a new location which connects directly with the Mainland. This new location merges with the Coastal Waterway near the Northeast outflow of Dire Strait, offering residents of the estate many more open water sailing opportunities. From that location it’s a quick sail North to Corsica, South to Blake Sea, or Southwest to Bingo Strait, Nautilus City, and Satori continent.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Abyss Earth Sciences and Marine Life Observatory – Stareyes Galaxy Reporting


Imagine you were intrigued by a documentary in your youth and seeked a career that would allow you to advance a field of science similar to what was presented in that favorite show you saw years ago.

Yan Lauria has been able to do just that, having seen the Jean-Jacques Cousteau ocean exploration documentaries in his childhood. He is now working as a project manager at JAMSTEC, “Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology”. He is also the main force behind Abyss Observatory, the oceanographic earth science sim on Second Life © (SL). Stareyes Galaxy had the opportunity to interview him and take a tour of the sim.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Be a Part of our Event to Raise Funds For The Children- Timeless Trinkets & Something New's "So You Think You Have Talent" Contest and Charity event



Timeless Trinkets and Something New have come together to help raise funds for the real life program that has been helping children for over 25 years all over the globe.  

Stop by these stores and purchase an exclusively made item,with proceeds going to the nonprofit. Talented residences are encouraged to stop by either store and pick up an application to participate in the show, which will be featured in The SL Enquirer.

Sci Fi RP in Second Life - Piers Diesel reporting....

In Second Life whatever your interest is you can be sure to find a sim or a  few sims dedicated to it. Sci-fi in Real Life is a topic which once in your life you will either have had a discussion on or have generally chatted about with friends.

Why? Due to the fact it is the unknown and no one person knows how it came about or what life form if any really exists.

In Second Life you will find sims dedicated to creating a RP sim for those of us who would like to re-inact what it would be like to live in deep space or way in the future where life has evolved just like the sci-fi movies.

I will list a few RP sims that are available in Second Life which will enable you to visit and see if this is the kind of RP you are looking for in Second Life.

Dance Queen's Cutie Award Winners for Best in Historic Dance of 2012, Unity Productions is performing their latest play: For Such a Time As This



The story begins like an ancient fairy tale.  A beautiful young woman, minding her own business, finds herself at the center of the story of murder, intrigue, suspicion, jealousy and conspiracy. 

After an odd series of events that include the King having a temper tantrum, a beauty pageant, and many women at a world-class spa for a full year, one woman is chosen to be the next queen; this is the ultimate “true’ Cinderella moment. 

What happens as a result is an uprising and a downfall you don't want to miss.

Join us to see the story unfold as Unity Productions presents “For Such a Time as This”, performed LIVE at their stage.


SHOWTIMES
first two weekends of October and November
Friday --------- 6 PM
Saturday ----- 2 PM
Sunday ------- 4 PM



  About  FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

How SL Residents Celebrate Halloween- Tea Couturier Reporting...




Halloween is a fun time in real life and there is no reasons why this fun shouldn’t be extended to Second Life.

Many of us celebrate Halloween and here are just a few ways the residents of SL will be observing the holiday. I asked a few residents what they would be and many said visiting they would be haunted houses.

 Here are a few of the recommendations SL residents have given me

Avie Poll: What Was Your Funniest Mistake in SL? – Glossom Resident Reporting…



“”Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes”,
-Oscar Wilde

Although Second Life is a place for socialization, experiences and new beginnings, it is also a place for mistakes. The description of mistake is very clear: errors in action. Everyday thousands of people login to SL, and when doing so they are prone to error.  The human propensity to blunder combined with an atmosphere where certain permissions or certain platform tools make it hard not to make a mess, result in embarrassing and funny stories that make Second Life a place to laugh.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Craw Daddy's Blues Joint Grand Opening Today! October 17th 2-6pm SLT


Come show your support for the fight against Breast Cancer!


SLE Stats Report- September 17-October 16th


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SPEAKEASY: NEW LOCATION, NEW FACADE, SAME GREAT ENTERTAINMENT!

PRESS RELEASE



The SPEAKEASY (originally Harlem Speakeasy) has a new look and a new location.  But, for those who loved the cozy feeling, the magnificent artwork and the electrifying vibe, do not fret because once you walk inside the nightlife experience you love so much is still there. 








Etopia News: Tom Boellstorff talks about ‘Coming of Age in Second Life' with Marc Strassman


Streamed live on Jun 11, 2013

Tom Boellstorff, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, discusses his participant observation and ethnographic study of the virtual world Second Life, his findings, and their implications for the digital future, recorded from Irvine, California, on June 11, 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XkZMXtDEWM&feature=share

The Frugal team is Proud to Present Fashionably Frugal's 3rd round!




After a brief personal hiatus The Frugal Team is at it again and happy to state that Round 3 will began on Oct. 16th. 

Fall is upon us now, and I just felt the 1st real chill of the season. Luckily I had my Warm Black Monaka dress from Azure to keep me warm. 



An Exclusive Look at the Lascivious Velvet Lions- Silky Soulstar Reporting…


I landed at the front entrance to the club, and was greeted with a primal message that immediately stopped me from clicking away that silly blue pop-up box; “Welcome to The Velvet Lion, where the darkness provides cover for our male dancers to hunt their prey.  For all their roaring, growling and ferociousness, are you brave enough to enter the Lions Den of temptation?”  I read the greeting words again …  and … <meowed>.


What’s written can be so much more exotic than what’s seen … that was what I was thinking when I signed up to visit Velvet Lion.  How exciting could it be to see some males take off their clothes and show me their prims?  Haven’t we all seen noobs run recklessly about vast Sim lands with pixel sticks haphazardly stuck on?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

SLE’s Masquerade Ball 2013 was a Blast!- Lanai Jarrico Reporting...

Photo taken by Duh Ghost
At 6 pm slt, Guest started to arrive dressed in their most elegant attire, hidden behind a mask. The Phantom of the Opera Theme song playing in the background as SLE’s  Jenna Odisark, Silky Soulstar and Justice Brentley greeted guests and invited them to enter the drawing and sign the guestbook. Festivities kicked off with a very wordy speech by yours truly and a toast.  The curtain was raised and DJ Weebs took over the airwaves with an assortment a music and commentary fitting to the theme. Little did the crowd know they were the first to break in the new Le Chat Noir Venue at the SL Enquirer and they did a great job of it!

It was amazing to look around the Ball and see so many big names, familiar and new faces all in one concentration.  The hosts kept busy tending to the crowd as I got lost in the crowd greeting everyone.  From guessing games to drawings, the venue was full of activity but the best part was being surrounded by so many amazing and creative people. I had a fabulous time and according to the guestbook so did many others!  Thank you all for attending SLE’s Masquerade Ball 2013, I look forward to seeing you again!

Photo taken by Ghost




 If you missed this event, be sure to join the SL Enquirer Media group, our website, Facebook or twitter to get informed about upcoming SLE events.

Special thanks to our sponsors Jenna Belle’s Creations, Jonesford’s Bakery & Bread Factory, Linda Lauren’s Embracing the Universe, Sky Manor Resort, Justice Brentley Photography, VIP Creations and Aphrodite Shop!

Congratulations to our Drawing Winners

Scroll from the Realm of Usk: The fine art of Role-playing. – Glossom Resident Reporting



“Discover how to visit the past and bring yesterday's stories into our lives today”
Gillian Hovell, 'Visiting the Past'

Behold the raven carrying a scroll with news from the past. By me pen, words of Nobles, Ladies, brave Knights and commoners are written: Once upon a time in a land far, far away there was a medieval settlement named Realm of Usk...


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