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Thursday, April 30, 2015

ROCK 'n' ROLL DANCE PARTY AT DADDY-O's Thursday April 30th 6:00 - 8:00 PM


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Join us at Daddy-O's for a Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party! DJ Huey Walker and his lovely hostess Krissy Walker will be heading up this "Come as you are party." Bring your best "Rock 'n' Roll Dance" song requests for DJ Huey and enjoy a night of good music and friends. No particular dress code. But fun imaginative costumes encouraged -  in good taste of course! Grab your significant other, your friends or just come alone and meet new friends at Daddy-O's. Daddy-O's...Where fun RULEZ!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

About Subcultures of SL-Becca Drascol Reporting...



There are so many cultures in Second Life. Like so many virtual worlds, the power to create is a strong part of the mix. It includes not only creating your avatar into something fantasy based, but also RP (role play) for most situations.  But why exactly do subcultures exist?  Is it the ability to be something we cannot in RL? Perhaps it’s for the creation of it all.  Or even to relive something via your avatar, which could be the case in becoming a child avatar or parent. 

Being a vampire in SL myself, I can honestly say it’s to be something that I have always loved the lore of. Stories, movies and characters with abilities we do not have in RL...immortality.  Bloodlines is one of the top subcultures in Second life. The Bloodlines web page shows us that approximately 133 thousand players are registered within this role play system. For most involved in Bloodlines it’s about family as well. The freedom to create a Vampire Clan, Lycan Horde, or Human Guild, allows players to recruit friends and have different social events within that group.

Mermaids...what lovely half human and half fish beings they are.  Who wouldn't want to immerse themselves into the fairytale of being such a mystical creature? And moreover a creature with the talent to live in the water or on land and yet be tied to a need for water leaves vulnerability.

Furries come in many a form.  Again another large subculture of SL. Simply put animal characters with human personalities.  Many a club and hangout is devoted to furries of SL. Some exclusive, others welcome any and all avies. 

Fairies beautiful sometimes winged but usually human in appearance have been in many a folktale and mythology. I personally have always loved fairies.  For me the draw to them was how they dress, their wings and just the pure almost innocent look of a fairy.

Tinies...well who can resist cuteness? Am I right? One avatar all rolled up into a very small package. Special made avies with the intent of being the smallest avatars around. One would assume the allure to being a tiny is the size and cuteness.



Finally Child Avies...love em or hate em they too are an intrigal part of our SL world.  Some relive the nostalgia of childhood via their child avie, while some others also choose to be a child vampire forever immortalized as a young soul, unable to die but forever within the innocent naivety that is childhood. Cute clothes and a pint sized you...the allure that is the beauty of all sweet and pure.  While moderate and adult sims have to have different rules per TOS on child avies there are many a child avatar and many places where it is more than acceptable to be a lil one.  Some also with the popularity of SL pregnancy have chosen to be the "child" of others within SL.  Another outlet to gain the bonds and closeness of family through role play.



Existence:

But the question here is why do these subcultures exist?  What draws people to them and why do they have such a following?  Thus far you have read my idea on why they're here within SL. And now I'll ask one person of each subculture why that subculture exists to them.

We'll start with Bloodlines which covers Vampires/Lycan/Human cultures all into one:
Becca Drascol: Why do you think the Bloodlines subculture exists in SL?

Noir8Sagato Resident: First time for rp but now it is for the creator a money maker.

Becca Drascol: Why does bloodlines exist for you personally?

Noir8Sagato Resident: Family and role-play.

Furries:
Becca Drascol: Why does the furry subculture exist in SL (in your opinion?)

ZeBooty Resident: Well Furries have always existed. And SL allows people to play as their
sonas fairly easily.

Becca Drascol: And why does it exist for you personally? Anything that makes it special for you?

ZeBooty Resident: Why it exists... That's hard to say. And I don't really know how to answer that.

For Mermaids, Fairies, and Tinies I got the opinion of an SL resident who has been a lil bit of everything:
Becca Drascol: Why does the mermaid culture exist in SL?

 Aurora Yardley: Mers...are for me truly free. They live in communities or solitary the groups that gather are like everyone else in SL. They have homes ...dance clubs (the dances are in 3 dimensions) and graceful.

Becca Drascol: Why do you feel the Fairy subculture exists?

Aurora Yardley: Ok ...there is a common link to fantasy creatures Mers...Fae. Petites and tinies ...they all are personal expressions of one's inner self and like human groups they like to gather and share ideas avie adaption tips.  An endless list they are open to each other and to the human public.

Aurora Yardley: The sims they all gather in generally are tailored to their needs. Mermaids and mermen go where there is water anywhere and mix with the normal humans over the entire scope of SL... Fairy folk  mix in well with fantasy sims  very well, they can be very cute, or devilishly naughty playing pranks. Again like with  any living thing they are unique and no two are alike.

Becca Drascol: Oh I'm sure there is a lot of creativity to each and for each person.

Aurora Yardley: For each genre it is an endless scope of variation. I collect skins and adapt them to roles I take on.

Finally we come to child avies:
Becca Drascol: Why does the child av subculture exist in SL?

BabyGirlVivi Resident: It is a way of life in which they choose to relive something they didn't get to live in real life, sometimes reliving what they couldn't in real life gives them closure and helps them battle through things easier in life reliving it in SL by being more of what they would've liked to live out more like than they may have RL.

Becca Drascol: Some people choose to adopt the role of being another avatars child in SL. Is this something you would do or have done?

BabyGirlVivi Resident: Yes I would love to do that. I have longed to find a family that would love to take in an avatar like mine. It isn't easy to come by, some may freak about it others really enjoy seeing avatars like myself. Another avatar that enjoys a child avatar understands the reasoning for us the way we are and are a great help to us if they take us in. The connection of being another avatar's child in SL is again reliving what we maybe didn't get to in RL, finally with another avatar's help we can feel at home, loved, cared about, and nourished with open arms and heart of the chosen avatar that wants the role of a child avatar in their SL lives. And at same time we can make fantasy for those that choose to do so, that they struggle to have RL.

To Sum it up:


Rather for fantasy or creativity we create the avatar we feel comfortable in and then we seek a place to belong and we find that place among some form of SL subculture. Be you Vamp, Lycan, Human, Furry, Mermaid, Tiny or Fairy, we all have found our place for our own reasons and our own escape into the world which we call our second lives.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spotlight on Renaissance AV Consulting Agency


Creating a unique avatar look can be a painstaking task for anyone first starting out in Second Life or for residents who need a change. Browsing the endless list of items on SL Marketplace, in world malls and shops across the grid can take forever. We all could use a shopping companion that can help us make decisions based on our budget, needs and wants. Renaissance AV Consulting Agency provides just that! 


Kamilla Vayandar  and Tankgirl Zaytsev will consult and guide you every step of the way making your avatar make over less stressful on you. The SL Enquire caught up with Kamilla Vayandar to learn more about Renaissance AV Consulting Agency and their services

SLE:  What separates Renaissance AV Consulting Agency from other makeover services in Second Life?

Kamilla: The work we do is completely customized following the needs of our clients. We have a chat with the client, trying to find out what they want, eventually show us pictures of what they have in mind, may it be actors, models or other avatars they may have seen on SL. It’s like if you are going to see a fashion designer instead of going in a “ready to wear” shop. We are there to give them advice and coach them in the SL jungle.


SLE: What do you think is the most important thing that avatars should consider when creating their look?

Kamilla:  As I say on my blog, the shape is basic; you need a good shape in order to look awesome, different. For me, it’s really important; this is what will set you apart from other avatars. All the art consists in matching this shape with the skin that will represent who you are, how you want others to see you. From there, everything is possible.

SLE: Do you help both men and women?

Kamilla: Sure!!! We would miss something if not serving both men and women, and even would extend it to whatever image they want to have. There are pictures of avatars we have made in our gallery at the shop. All we want is for clients to unleash their imagination.


SLE: How much do residents usually spend on makeovers at other places? Do you look for deals to help save them Lindens?

Kamilla:  Our prices go from 500LS an hour of styling to 6000LS for a complete customization, but I am intransigent on the shape and skins, there are some cheap skins but rarely beautiful. However, when it comes to accessories, hair, eyes, clothes, we look for the best prices and adapt to our clients’ needs. We always try to find good deals.

SLE: What kind of services do you first recommend to your clients when they come to you for help?

Kamilla: Always depends on their needs and wishes of course, every client is unique, they can come for a simple restyling and take the option by the hour, or a complete customized service, guiding them through shops, advise them on the clothes and accessories they choose.


SLE: What advice would you give to someone looking to change their avatar appearance?
Kamilla: Not to be in a hurry to try new mesh bodies, like TMP body, Maitreya or other new systems, they look really good but there is not much choices for body or head shapes at the moment. I personally think that designers are still going to improve them and offer more possibilities to personalize your avatar in the way you want. We currently propose at least hands and feet appliers (slink system), as the hands and feet of basic avatars are really ugly. You can already find many suitable footwear and accessories with those appliers.

SLE: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

Kamilla: Yes, I would like to invite people to visit our sim, we will be delighted to have a talk around a cup of tea and cupcakes and to explain what we do. Chats are for free and we love ideas exchanges and useful conversations. We are currently arranging the sim around the shop, so it may be worthwhile to visit it, have a walk and relax, or maybe take pictures? Smiles.


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Let’s Take a Tour through London City- Debby Sharma Reporting...


Stretched over 1500 kilo meters with over 8 million population London, the Capital of England is set over River Thames in real life. The London City at Second Life has tried to bring a small part of London’s favorite attractions for its residents. Torric Rodas and Billy Arentire have tried their best to bring and relive London in Second Life. A community in itself, London City is one of the most favoured destinations in Second Life. With total traffic over 78,846; over thousands of residents visit the place every day. There are residential properties and commercial complexes which attract people from all over the world.

Photograph Credits: Abhishek997 Aiten


When we teleport, we first enter the Soho and Regent Park which overlooks a circular public meeting area surrounded by the megastores. One such store is the freebie store which is a great attraction. Night clubs, pubs, music venues make the place a live even at night. It is a place for showbiz. As we walk along the paved pathway, we see the beautiful Big Ben, towering to the sky, a true replication of real life followed by the Tower Bridge on River Thames. While walking along, subconsciously, I sang the nursery rhyme, “London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady.”

It was in the evening, the sun was going down and a rainbow drew its colors across the skies. The shimmering, glistening water invited us to try boating along the river. Ironically, another nursery rhyme purged my thoughts, “Row your boat gently down the stream merrily life is but a dream.” Following the river, we crossed the bridge, entering the shopping society.

Photograph Credits: Abhishek997 Aiten


Shops ranging from clothes, skins, shapes, make ups, accessories etc. scored the area. Few main stores and few satellite shops with a total of 70 shops are located in the area. After a row of shops, residential apartments and complexes start. One may rent these apartments and houses or rent a parcel of land. The available properties with variable prices and prims to rent are available here http://mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk/p/rentals.html.

Photograph Credits: Abhishek997 Aiten


London City closely follows the real life events at London as they happen. The major attractions are The Crown Pub, Juiced Nightclub, Substation Nightclub, Worlds End Pub, Madame Lala’s London Revue Bar, Regents Park Hub, Regents Park Shopping Mall, Regents Park Freebie Megastore, Concert Area, Trafalgar Square Nelson’s Column and the Broadcasting Centre in the Soho and Regents Park area at London City. In North London City, various plots are available to Build Your Own Home, Churchill Arms Pub, Highgate Cemetery, The Boat Lake and The Litter Bin is located. In the West of London City, we can find the residential houses; park and picnic area and the unpacking area or the sandbox can be found.  The landmarks to these destinations can be viewed here http://mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk/p/mainland-london-destinations.html.
Among the above, newest attractions that have been added are the Broadcasting Centre, Litter Bins and the High Gate Cemetery. The litter bins amused me the most as they are spread across the area where people might throw away amazing things, sometimes even dump money. It is kind of fun to check these bins around the land.  To sum up, London City is a great place to meet and greet, have fun or event go hunting and shopping. Walk along the roads, row a boat or travel in tour buses to explore, visit or live here.

Photograph Credits: Abhishek997 Aiten


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Monday, April 27, 2015

There is a Saying that April Showers bring May Flowers…but do they also bring Women’s Spring Fashion?- Rere Sandalwood Reporting…


There are three creators out there that would shout an enthusiastic “yes!” to this question.  These creators are Insatia Jharls, who is the creator behind ISBJ; B Y T E (bytedreams.slade), the creator behind Second Nature and Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ (toomuch4u2, creator of Queen Designs.

 All three are one of many creators that have their fingers on the pulse of spring fashion.  Insatia Jharls, for instance, specializes in the creation of skins, makeup and much more since 2009.  When asked about current SL Spring makeup trends, she explained: “Current spring makeup trends in SL are displaying brightened pastel colors along with a light airy look…just the right amount of a cotton candy pink or light purple lipstick and just barely there eyeshadow.”


Jharls also says that the trends in SL reflect RL makeup trends too.  She explains, “More women in RL are expressing themselves this spring with bright colored hair, along with bright lipstick and eyeshadow colors…and yes, these trends are reflecting a hint of RL trends, too…”

In keeping with the current Spring-related trends, Jharls’ contends that her Jonquel skin line is not only the newest item available at ISBJ, but that it firmly represents the freshest Spring related makeup available.  Jharls explains, “Our Jonquel eyeliners and lipsticks are a great representation of spring [because they have] the right amount of pastel colors for a day out and [include] perfect reds and warm colors for a night out in spring.”


Besides Spring being an aided motivation in the creation of her skin and makeup like, Jharls also creates skins and makeup that are not only high quality, but also specialize in ethnic skin tones. “The market” she explains, “…is lacking and I got inspired to help the women in SL express themselves accurately and flawlessly no matter what their race may be.”


Spring Clothing:  What’s Trending Now?
B Y T E (bytedreams.slade) let the SL Enquirer know that in addition to bright colors, Spring also conveys a sense of renewal.  In keeping with Spring’s sense of renewal, B Y T E recently added what she describes as a “one-piece athletic cut swimsuit that has a tribal flame motif on the front,” to her marketplace page.  As inspiration, B Y T E relies on jelly-bean influenced colors in the creation of her athletic cut swimsuit.  When asked why jellybeans, B Y T E responds, “Now what is more spring than jellybeans and flowers? I also released a 3 piece set and 2 other swimsuits prior to this one…and all these releases come with multi-color huds and appliers. I love giving my customers options J!”

Yet despite giving her customers options, B Y T E refuses to break down what specific trends by category…and perhaps by season.  “I shy away from trends,” she explains.  “Trends” she continues, “mean ‘same or similar to something else’ to me.  So I don’t buy, dress, or design based on anyone else’s prescribed fashion trends.” With this in mind, B Y T E contends that she wants her customers to create their own fashion trends via the purchase of her creations.  She explains, “I want my customers to wear my clothing and create their own trend J!”


As an SL clothing creator, B Y T E specializes in creating clothes for female avatars, and has done so for close to three years.  Based on her experience, she finds that her Horizon dress is her best seller.  She explains, “It started out as just a sexy dress with a flexible skirt/hem for classic avatars; when implants like Lolas and Phatazz came along, I included appliers with this dress and it took off flying!”  When asked what made the Horizon dress unique, B Y T E says, “I think people like this dress because of its combination of transparent and opaque fabric, making for a very sexy dress that reveals and covers at the same time J!”

Thus, in addition to vibrant colors, customers are vying for clothing that is sexually appealing, yet still demure enough to be considered sophisticated and unique.  B Y T E adds, “I would say the 'fatpacks' as huds are the biggest and most important trend right now.  Appliers have become more of a staple item instead of a trend - particularly for non-mesh pieces.”


Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ (toomuch4u2) Talks Spring Fashion
When asked about SL Spring Fashion trends, Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ (toomuch4u2), let’s the readers of SL Enquirer know that items that show off those mesh bodies are what is in.  Not only does she echo the vibrant color sentiment mentioned by B Y T E and Insatia Jharls, she adds that additional accessories designed to enhance clothing also echo the renewel spirit of Spring.  She explains, “My newest fashion item in terms of clothes would be peekaboo dresses in vibrant colors…complete with matching clutches accented in diamonds.  The whole look lends itself to an afternoon brunch…that also transitions over into evening wear.  Afterall, Spring represents color color color after a dismal winter!”
Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ comes from a family of creators, and has been creating fashion since 2012.  She specializes in jewelry, specifically earrings, necklaces, waist chains, bracelets…the whole gamut.  She also creates dresses, and has her hand on the pulse of what is trending now.  She explains, “Dresses with cutouts are very popular and trending now!  A glimpse of midriff or a panel opened in the back for a *wow* effect is hot!” She further contends that SL Clientale can also see these SL fashion trends reflected in RL, and admits that she relies on the RL runways for inspiration.  She explains, “I love fashion monitoring in rl; it’s refreshing to be able to offer the same looks in not just my store, but to see it in others also…”



Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ adds that her own knack for fashion inspires her SL line, too.  “Honey” she says, “I’m a fashionista in rl….I inspire myself!!! Extravaganza Eleganzaaaa!! Hahaha!!!!”

In contrast to B Y T E, Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ was willing to break down SL current fashion trends as follows:



·         Shoes.  According to Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ, the wedge is still holding court!  She explains, “Right now, customers are vying for shoes with daring patterns, as well as stilettos that incorporate accents of gold, silver and diamonds!  They desire to exude wealth, but at a reasonable price…” When asked her reaction to this current shoe trend, Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ loudly exclaims, “Ring it in baby…ring it in!”


·         Skin and Makeup.   While Insatia Jharls and Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ both agree that bright colors are what is trending for Spring, Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ adds, ”A nude lip is still trending, too…as well as bright colors like oranges, magentas, etc.”


·         Jewelry.  Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ wants all SL Fashionistas to know, that If you want to know what is trending in Spring jewelry, it would be best to take a look at what is trending in Queen Designs first!  “I have based my designs…” she explains, “…on jewelry fashions featured on the popular television series ‘Empire’!  If you watch that show, you will see delicate golds, as well as diamonds are what is hot for Spring.” Nonetheless, Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ cautions that jewelry should be worn in tasteful moderation.  She adds, “You don’t want to overwhelm your attire with jewelry, because jewelry is meant to accentuate your avatar, not overpower it J!”   To better understand what Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ means, check out her BooBoo Kitty Line of Jewelry currently being featured at Queen Designs!  She explains, “…the BooBoo Kitty Line of Jewelry is a definite must see, must have! In fact, it will be debuting at the P.H.A.T Fashion Fair that will be happening from April 29 to May 3!”  This, along with the debut of her *Jasmine* Line will be offered at a substantial discount during the P.H.A.T Fashion Fair, so please don’t miss out!



Three Creators Talk Spring Fashion for Mesh Bodies
Many may be pained by the current Mesh Bodies fashion trend, but it is not a trend that is going away anytime soon.  As Insatia Jharls explains, “Mesh bodies are a growing trend that is gaining more followers every day. The fashion related to mesh bodies is also gaining popularity because the clothes are very high quality, vibrant, and ultra-realistic…”
In keeping with the newness of Spring, mesh bodies not only rely on clothing that is bold and vibrant, but that also accentuate the mesh’s shape.  “Fashions…” Explains Jharls, “…are created specifically for a mesh body….it is meant to enhance the look of the mesh shape, [so] the fit is very accurate. In contrast, fashions with mesh materials won't necessarily fit the avatar shape to the best of abilities of fashions created for the mesh body.”

B Y T E adds to this analysis by explaining, “….mesh material is the extra texture layer SL built in, this layer tends to work on objects and clothing, including mesh objects like mesh bodies.  It allows for slightly more 3d-like detail in a textured item, be it clothing, or buildings, or whatever.” As if to echo this sentiment, Şε αd Ѡit Iէ αţεŁŁ contends, “The biggest offering that fashion for mesh bodies has is offering women who choose to have fuller and more beautiful bodies a lot of wonderful choices for fashion.  Like regular mesh clothing, be mindful that [clothes for mesh bodies] are still designed with mesh material….however, they simply offer appliers as well.”


All appliers and mesh bodies aside, this year’s Women SL Spring Fashion Spring introduces boldness, as well as a sense of renewal to customers who seek to embrace the latest fashion trends!  

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