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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Club Accessible in Second Life - Hang out with friends – Joymell Reporting...

In Second Life we can learn many things about the technological environment, but also learn more about ourselves and others in the global virtual community.

The Club Accessible is one of the places that shows us that virtual actions can make a difference in the real world. 

The club provides a safe and friendly environment for everyone to enjoy, regardless of their differences. There are people with disabilities and those who do not have disabilities, the bottom line being all can enjoy fun, dancing, friendship and social interaction in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

In the club, you will find different environments, such as a beach and a coffee house ... just come hang out with friends! Enjoy the open view of the sea, chat with friends with a cup of coffee in the little coffee house "The Captain's Cup."

Accessible Club is a region where everyone can enjoy their Second Life.  Real life people with disabilities are often unable to participate in certain events, which sometimes can lead to a feeling of isolation.   At the club, a disability does not affect the enjoyment of anyone.  Some members show their disability with the use of a wheelchair, prosthetics or hearing aids, others hide their deficiencies and yet other members are not disabled at all. The atmosphere makes everyone feel comfortable and secure, regardless of their differences …

The focus of the club is to be social and friendship is highly valued.   It’s a great source of support for many people.  Joining the club assists recently injured people, some of whom are still in rehabilitation, to find the support of other members with similar life events.

I interviewed Mrs. Megan Flinders, one of the owners of the club.   See the interview below:

Joymell: What is the Club Accessible?

Meghan Flinders: “The Club Accessible is a place where everyone can enjoy his or her Second Life through music and friendship. Everyone is equal and fully accepted. Whether you have a disability or not... you are welcome to come visit us at Club Accessible or at the Captain's Cup”.

Joymell: What events are offered by the Club, currently?

Meghan Flinders: “The club presently has DJs who entertain us three days a week. We hope to expand this and are always looking for new DJs and entertainment. There is a lovely beach across from the club where you can swim, relax on the sand or gather with friends at the lounge area. Beside that there is a small romantic gazebo for quiet moments or peaceful contemplation. For some extra fun we have a "Greedy" table and a "Can't Stop" table which you are welcome to play. A special part of Club Accessible is our cozy waterfront coffee house....perfect for you to "sit awhile" and catch up with some friends. A small snack bar is guaranteed not to make you gain weight! The theme of the area is a beach front look but we love decorate for every possible holiday or event (especially for Halloween or in winter)!”

Joymell: How can people get more information, and contact the group?

Meghan Flinders:If you have any questions please feel free to message any of the following owners...and their native language are listed: Alexis Odgar (Spanish), Meghan Flinders (English) or Zirrus Zabaleta (German).”

Taxi to The Club Accessible:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :Announcing Windlight Magazine’s New Literary Journal, The Quill and Pen

Windlight Magazine is continuing it’s commitment to the arts and is pleased to announce the formation of The Windlight Quill & Pen Literary Journal. The Windlight Quill & Pen aims to highlight the voices of gifted and innovative writers in both real life and Second Life.

The first edition of The Windlight Quill & Pen will be released on June 15, 2016 and the second will be released on December 15, 2016. The publication will be released on the Windlight Magazine website and will be published in ebook format, so that all participants will have the chance to become published.

Categories in the journal include nonfiction, poetry, and fiction. Mini shorts also known as flash stories can also be submitted. Interested participants can find category guidelines and submission information at the following link:

Windlight Magazine’s founder, owner, and publisher Johannes1977 (John) Resident will be the editor in chief of The Windlight Quill & Pen. Co-Editors are Windlight Chief Operating Officer & The Edge Editor in Chief Eleseren Brianna and Windlight Lead Contributor & Living in a Modem World owner, Inara Pey.

About Windlight Magazine:
Windlight Magazine is an award winning publication about the art, cultural, and photography world of Second Life. The goal of Windlight Magazine is to support artists, photographers, galleries, and related events. Windlight achieves its mission via the Windlight Artist Fellowship Program and by providing free ebooks, photography and art tutorials. Windlight Magazine consists of The Windlight Art Gallery, The Edge (fashion division of Windlight Magazine), and 30/31 (artistic shopping event).

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Virtual friendships: Do you have friends in Second Life? – Joymell Reporting...

Every day a growing number of people connect virtually and devote a considerable part of their time to virtual interactions in the search of friendships, love relationships and jobs, among other reasons.

In Second Life you can make friends within minutes.  Meet people of different nationalities and different cultures and lifestyles. But are these friendships that we establish in Second Life true? Reliable? Viable? Real?

These are questions that we reflect on.

It’s seemingly easier to make virtual friends than real ones. Possibly it’s the relative anonymity that the virtual world offers that makes the process easier. But the evolution of a virtual friendship is exactly the same that occurs when we make our real life friends. However, some say that the friendships we have in the real world, are truer than those established in the virtual world and virtual relationships have weaknesses from the point of view of life and sense of human relations and their complexity.

People can create personalities and identities that are not always consistent with reality.  Relations mediated by the Internet can be a decoy, suggesting that virtual friendships are not necessarily as effective as real ones. Many feel that these relationships are weakened by the lack of a real human presence.

 The fact is that virtual friendships, as well as conventional ones, revolve around communicating with one another. When we interact with our virtual friends, we feel that many of these relationships can be lasting and know when there is or isn’t an emotional authenticity to them. Many of us go beyond everyday friendship and cultivate professional and artistic projects with our virtual friends. These virtual friendships, in most cases, do not transfer to the real environment and remain "online".

What’s interesting is that people in the virtual world, are given the opportunity to unlock almost all of real life’s limitations and express desires and fantasies of all kinds. For example, a shy person, or an unhappy person with low self-esteem, or a person stressed by work, can discover new possibilities and overcome these limitations in this environment where "everything is possible": the shy can be outgoing, the unhappy find that they can be sexy and desired, and the stressed feel relaxed and without pressure. From behind the computer screen, many of us can hide the worst facets of our personality, or on the other hand, discover the wonderful gifts that can be found when interacting virtually with others.

In my opinion it’s important that everyone enters into virtual friendships with their eyes open.  To think that there are no rules of engagement when establishing these friendships would be foolish.  Many residents in Second Life, maintain and grow their list of online friends, while others do not. Why is that the case? It depends on your motivation.  Those who maintain their friendships keep in constant contact with said friends.  Frequent but not excessive interaction facilitates the consolidation of the virtual friendship. You have to maintain a certain balance, otherwise you may have the opposite effect and start to bother and annoy people, and end up losing the potentially lasting friendships.

In conclusion we can say that a virtual friendship allows us to explore amazing possibilities which are often impossible in the real world. Moreover, these friendships can save us from loneliness, encourage us to forge ahead, facilitate our projects and possibly even surprise us.  Unfortunately as with our real friends, some of our virtual friends will let us down.

Additional Information:

Thanks to my friends, Camy and the brothers Einar and Claude Goulart & Bragan├ža, who posed for the photos illustrating this article.



Creations For Parkinson’s, an official charity of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, is pleased to announce it’s very first annual Red, White, and Blue event! This event will take place from May 27, 2016 to June 6, 2016 and will include live djs, live performers, tribute concerts, an art auction, shopping, gachas, a hunt, and a special carnival!

The event is sponsored by Windlight Magazine, Azul, and Chop Zuey Fine Couture Jewellery. The following merchants are participating: alme, Azul, Entice, KL Couture, Like Design, Meshopotamia, Miss Darcy, Paris Fashion, %Percent Furniture and Lighting, Spyralle, Tashi, TRS Designs, Whimsical Happenings, & Windlight Workz.

A special art auction will feature work by the following artists: Barret Darkfold, Carley Noonan, Cherrycar Resident, Eleseren Brianna, Jamie86 Resident, Johannes1977 Resident, JolieElle Parfort, KodyMeyers Resident, Muse4u Resident, Myra Wildmist, Otcoc Resident, Rage Darkstone, Rinzlerkitty Resident, Sheba Blitz, Syphera Inaka  & Theda Tammas.

About Creations For Parkinson’s:
100% of all donations go to our official Creations for Parkinson's Team Fox for The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Please be sure to watch our award winning video about the benefits of SL for my 87 "years young" RL Mom who has Parkinson's. This will touch your heart! Ebbe Linden (CEO of Linden Labs) has called this the most important video ever made about Second Life!  The Drax File: World Makers- Episode 13 Creations for Parkinsons:

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Best events to Get your Hunt on!- Camury Reporting...

Let the hunt begin!

Many residents of Second Life are dedicated to hunting the grid to find amazing items! There is still time for you to wear tennis shoes, wear comfortable clothes and run to the hunts that are happening.  But be quick time is running out.

Discover the unique and wonderful things that the creators of Second Life are doing. There are many places you can go to and take in a little scenery and hunt for gifts from creators from all over the grid.

Here is a list of just a few hunts you might be interested in checking out.

Love Mommy Hunt -  5/6/2016 through 6/6/2016 - is a hunt that also pays tribute to moms in style! Find 20 hidden roses in mesh fitted department store Ricielli for some great prizes including clothing and accessories. and have fun!

Hunt Object: Rose ( L$ 15 Hunt)
Hunt Theme: Gifts for mom.

Mystery Fantasy Hunt - 5/10/2016 through 5/31/2016 -    between the world of Fantasy elves, orcs, fairies, wood nymphs, witches, warlocks, this full of mystery hunt. The mystery is what you will choose! This is a 2L hunting.

Hunt Object: Arrow (L$2 Hunt)
Hunt Theme: Think Fantasy and Mythical such as elven, orc, dwarf, fairy, wood nymphs, wizard, witch, warlock. The mystery is what you will choose!
Starting point:

Mother’s Day Hunt -  5/1/2016 Through 6/1/2016 -  moms are everything! Still to tribute to her, and close the month of May in style. There are 19 traders who are involved in this hunt. This hunt is everything MOM!

Hunt Object: see hints: ( L$ 0 Hunt)
Hunt Theme: Gifts for mom.

TextureMania 7 - 5/10/2016 through 5/31/2016 -   at Love My Textures Main Store on Zeus Island! Traders involved in this game, all offer Gifts full perm, and have their own terms of service. Nothing you find this hunt can be donated or sold as complete perm. You can use them in their creations in Second Life. There are 30 participating stores in this sidewalk right now.

Hunt Object:. paint brush ( L$ 1 or L3$ Hunt)
Hunt Theme: Gifts that are textures but contain less than 12 will be L$1. Gifts that are more than 12 textures, sculpts or mesh will be L$3
We are so excited to start hunting, we look forward to seeing you in the world!

The "Once Upon a Hunt" - 5/232016 through 6/04/2016 -  this hunt is to benefit Relay For Life of Second Life and the American Cancer Society .All hunting proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society. The “Once Upon a Hunt” will be held across 12 specially designed sims during the 3rd Annual Castle, Home and Garden Contest.

Hunt Object: RFL of SL hunt box (L$10 Hunt)
Hunt Theme: Home and Garden

Additional information:

Images taken from the advertising sites of the events.

Spotlight on The 1920's Berlin Project - Camury Reporting...

Take a trip back in time to Berlin in the 1920s and enjoy this interesting political and cultural moment.

The 1920's Berlin Project is a historic community role-playing in Second Life that simulates daily life in Berlin during the Weimar Republic. This is one of the few sims in Second Life that is based on a historical period.

Teleporting to this region gives us the feeling that we actually are in Berlin in the 20s, in a realistic and authentic way. The project was conceived within the virtual world to help people understand Weimar (an unofficial designation for the German state between 1919 and 1933).

This sim has rules for all visitors. Before exploring this great city, people should dress in the 1920’s style (you can pick up free period costumes at the entrance), or buy some clothes from the vintage shops in town. The main idea is to see that all visitors and residents feel as if they belong to the period of time.

The sim has various roleplay elements to it, in as much as you will find residents living and working on it. Regular townsfolk behave gracefully and it is common for residents and visitors to use German phrases to greet one another.  In the city there are many English-speaking visitors and several other languages ​​are also regularly spoken.

When walking the streets, you will see buildings which are exact replicas of real buildings, such as the exclusive and luxurious Hotel Adlon, the Alexanderplatz station, Zum Nussbaum inn and Brandenburg Gate. There are also other buildings in the architectural style of this era, such as the large block of Bauhaus-style apartments.

By exploring the place, you will find amazing modern houses where rich people in the live in the lap of luxury and leisure. Walking through the alleys and the dirty narrow streets, you will see small apartments where the poor working class live.

You can visit some of the most popular places in the city, such as:

Der Keller Tanzlokal (Nightclub)
-  a very crowded nightclub located in a wet basement, in one of the lanes of the city, where anyone can dance the Charleston or chat, and knock back a beer or two.

Asta Cinema - theater visitors may attend cartoons, news and movies that belong to this period.

Cabaret Eldorado - a fun club which the gay community attended.

Odeon Theatre and The Hindenburg Schule - are cultural spaces where visitors can find educational activities, films, dance, and live entertainment.

Schloss Museum – when exploring this museum visitors will find several exhibitions. When I was there, they were exhibiting old photos of Berlin in the 20s.  The Berlin Project 1920 has been maintained thanks to tenants living in the SIM, supporters and random donations from visitors. The residences in the city are almost always busy.

Come and see with your own eyes! Travel back in time, and enjoy beautiful Berlin in 1920 in Second Life.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

{amiable} Long-Tail Frilled T-Shirt Gacha@TKP

A few days ago, the "Kawaii Project"was opened!

This T-shirt Gacha is from {amiable} new Gacha @ the Kawaii Project.
standard and fitted size included.


Please try on DEMO before purchase!

{amiable} at the Kawaii Project.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SLE Buzz Feature of the Week: Pinkness Pearl

When did you join Second Life and what does SL mean to you?

Pinkness Pearl: I Joined Second Life in January of 2010. Second Life has been a great way to meet new friends and a great way to be creative and play barbies all day.

Where in the world are you from? Australia

How did you discover Second Life and what was your first reaction?

Pinkness Pearl: I was introduced to Second Life by a very old friend, and I was fascinated and loved it from the minute i came here.

How would you describe your personal style in three words?

Pinkness Pearl: Pink Girly Fun

What are three special things you wished everyone in SL knew about you and or your club?

Pinkness Pearl: I have 2 Sims full of fun girly designs that are all current and new for all Mesh Bodies and Standard Avatars. I also do Menswear. I have a costume for every occasion.

Well having a Store I wish everyone knew about me as I design for all mesh bodies, Maitreya / Belleza / Slink / TMP / Tonic / Eve with Fitmesh and shoes for Maitreya / Belleza / Slink, I am also doing a lot of Original Mesh , I love making costumes for all the holidays and just for fun, costumes are my favorite things to make.

Can you tell SLE what inspired your involvement in the SL community?

Pinkness Pearl: I loved the fashion here in Second Life and loved mixing and matching and really wanted to try it for myself, so I got gimp and started playing with it and it just went from there 6 years ago.

What are your thoughts on the SL culture? What would you change to improve the quality of your experience?

Pinkness Pearl: I think Second Life is a wonderful place to be able to express yourself and come and forget about all your problems and just have some fun, meet some interesting people, go shopping, hit a club, hang out or build your dream home, it’s a different experience for everyone, I don’t think I could improve on anything because for me it’s perfect.

What have you learned about yourself in SL?
Pinkness Pearl: I have learnt more swear words! Lol…Seriously though I have learned that I can do anything I put my mind to and if you work hard enough you can do anything .

What is/are your most memorable/funny moment(s)?
Pinkness Pearl: oh gosh there have been so many, I can’t really pick one moment, all of the moments have got me to where I am now, and all the wonderful people I have met along the way, it’s an amazing place.

What are your favorite places to visit in SL for entertainment?

Pinkness Pearl: I really don’t venture out from my platform that much, but i do remember going to Disney World once. The experience was very cute and a lot of fun and the work that the builders put into that for everyone to enjoy for FREE is amazing, (there is a donation box there) which I encourage everyone to put something in for the amazing entertainment that they provide for free :)

Where do you like to shop?

Pinkness Pearl: I don’t really shop very much in Second Life, but if I do its mostly for hair, and I’m loving Exxcess , Phoniex, Exile and Argrace. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers about you?
Pinkness Pearl: My store is my passion, I love doing what I do, and I love all my customers, think everyone is special, I believe in offering 100% customer support and just love when I can put a smile on someone’s face or give them a bit of a giggle with something that I have made. I believe Second Life is for Fun and everyone should have an amazing time here, and I hope that I can contribute to that in some small way.

Additional Information:
Preferred contact: Pinkness Pearl

Monday, May 23, 2016

Be Hunted with RFL SL Presents ONCE UPON A CURious Girl HUNT July 16- July 17th Apply Today!

This is a Fundraiser for Relay For Life. The theme is Fairy Tale & Fantasy Leading Ladies. Please be sure to read the rules before applying to be part of this special RFL event.

$1L Hunt


- Items must be PG
- You may use a previously made item if it fits in theme. See me (Earth Nirvana) for acceptance of item
- Items must be rezzed on the RFL sims (no tag is needed) Locations will be provided
*all that apply will not be accepted. I will weed out the less serious merchants based on past involvement or lack there of.
- Photos are required! - If possible consider male hunters.

(See application for resources)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Join the VIRTUALVillage Media Team Today!


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VIRTUALVillage Media continuously seeks talented and driven professionals to join our ever growing team and brand.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

GeekSpeak - Where Next in Space? Join the Discussion Saturday May 21st at 12pm SLT

Space, when will we break the final frontier?  Right now entrepreneurship in space has become a lot cheaper.  Soon we will see the first asteroid mining or maybe a private company will land on Mars.

Where will we go first?  What will we do first in space?  How long will it take before we become a permanent space culture?  Will space exploration bring prosperity to Earth?  Is there any sense in going at all?

This week we will discuss the near future of space travel.  Come and dream with us about booking a room in the first space hotel or spending your holidays in Shackleton crater on the moon. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Ways People with Disabilities Are Gaining a Better Quality of Life

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Living with a disability can be difficult at the best of times. Disabilities come in all different variations, whether they cause pain, immobility, or even affect mental health. For many sufferers, invisible disabilities mean that they may not look unwell, but actually feel far from fit and healthy. As society becomes more aware and more accommodating of those with disabilities, it’s becoming easier for less abled people to experience a good quality of life. With more and more treatments becoming available and an increasing number of people learning more about, and understanding, a whole range of disabilities, those suffering from various conditions are able to take control of their lives and do more and more of the things that they enjoy.

Medical Marijuana

Since the legalization of marijuana use for medical purposes in a number of states in the U.S.A., many people affected by disabilities, chronic pain or even mental health problems have found a both legal and natural method of dealing with their symptoms and being able to cope with day to day life. With painkilling, relaxing and even sleep-inducing properties, those who previously suffered every day have been given a new lease of life with the legalization of this drug allowing them to use it to target various symptoms. If you have a disability or other condition which you think medical marijuana may be able to help you with, visit this marijuana finder to discover more.

Improved Homes

Gone are the days when disabled people had to struggle to get around in conventional homes or even make do by sleeping downstairs on the sofa or using a commode, for example. Today, government grants and aid have made it possible for home renovations to take place in order to make a property more accessible for a disabled person, whether this involves making a home more wheelchair-friendly or adding extra features which make it less of a painful experience for somebody with a disability to go about their day to day lives. Thanks to this, an increasing number of people suffering from a range of disabilities and conditions are able to live comfortably and with minimal struggles in their own home.

Using the Internet

In many cases, the internet has been an absolute godsend for those suffering with disabilities and other painful, debilitating conditions. Whereas just a few years ago disabled people would have had to struggle doing things such as going to the store for groceries, for example, the internet has made it possible for them to order their groceries online to be delivered to their home without even having to get out of their chair or bed. The internet has also made it easier for disabled people to communicate with health professionals, using services such as video call therapy or even online pharmacies to order prescription refills. The internet is also home to vast support networks for people suffering from all kinds of disabilities, providing support and friendship.

In 2016, living with a disability does not have to ruin your life. Thanks to technology, increased awareness and legislation, those with disabilities can experience a good quality of life.

Are you Textile or Naturist?

In naturist speak, textile or textilist is a non-naturist person, non-naturist behavior or non-naturist facilities, e.g. the textile beach starts at the flag, or they are a mixed couple – he’s naturist, she’s textile. What are you?

A generalized RL definition of naturism, or nudism, is a cultural and political movement practicing, advocating and defending social nudity, most but not all of which takes place on private property. The term may also refer to a lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism.

According to the XIV Congress of the International Naturist Federation (AgdeFrance, 1974), naturism is:
a way of life in harmony with nature characterized by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect and respect for others and for the environment.

As in real life, naturism or nudism is a ‘thing’ in Second Life. 

It would appear that there are some fundamental differences between nudism and naturism.  Nudism is the act of being naked, while naturism is a lifestyle which at various times embraced nature, environment, respect for others, self-respect, crafts, healthy eating, vegetarianism, teetotalism, non-smoking, yoga, physical exercise and pacifism as well as nudity.  Therefore it goes without saying that it’s nudism that is practiced in SL.

For Second Life residents interested in social nudity there are a number of clothes free beaches to choose from and in my opinion one of the most beautiful nudist beaches currently available in Second Life can be found on Kaiya Islands – Turtle Coast. 

The Turtle Coast is a friendly and welcoming nudist community.  Perfect weather, white sandy beaches, palm trees, the splashing of waterfalls in the distance...  Or sandstone and palm trees, Balinese huts, romantic hideaways, a grotto and a waterfall complete the perfect jungle setting. Fancy a dip? The water in the Lagoon is balmy (unless it’s frozen over as an ice rink in winter) it’s ideal for swimming or just letting your cares float away.  

Kaiya Manbi is the creator and owner of Kaiya Islands which incorporates the nudist Turtle Beach.  I asked her why she chose to include a nudist beach in her region. She said “In SL everyone is gorgeous, and deep down inside, all everyone wants to do here is take their clothes off and show their bods, so I figured that’s what I should make, a nude beach, and it happened.

I felt that as soon as one person wears clothing, even if it’s just a bikini, or flip flops, it makes others feel a little self-conscious, and they end up putting something on and in no time, half the beach would be clothed.  I felt in order to get everyone to really relax in their nudity, not allow clothing at all.

Everyone comes to the beach for different reasons, some come just to hang out and chat, some come to meet people, some to fall in love, and some, just to get their rocks off. I think it’s important to respect each person’s individual line that they draw.  If members do that, then the beach works.  Because of the group join fees, we have kept our members a little more above the average game player in SL, and as a result we tend to get a very respectful crowd most of the time.”

Kaiya continued “Don’t be scared to take your clothes off, let your personality shine through your avi and have fun! Oh, and remember behind every cartoon avi in SL is a real person, sitting alone at his/her computer, full of their own life issues, pain and experience.  Be gentle, be respectful and be nice. And as Dory from "Finding Nemo" would say, just keep swimming..."

All you textilist's out there, it's time to shed your clothing and let your inner nudist out.