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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Strides season is about to kick off!

AUG. 30 -- The 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) Across Second Life season is about to kick off and we invite you to join with us!

This year’s theme is  “Blossoms of Hope” runs through Nov. 4, 2016

"This year's Making Strides theme is "Blossoms of Hope," said Co-Chair Sandie Loxingly.  "We chose this theme to represent the seeds of hope that every person affected by cancer carries with them. Through our efforts in supporting Making Strides, we nurture these seeds and they blossom into a world with hope of a world of better treatments, early diagnosis and less loss from breast cancer."

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life raises money for The American Cancer Society and is part of Relay For Life of Second Life.

Some key dates for Strides:

Sept 1 Fundraising tools to be released
October 23 Opening of the Blossoms of Hope Showcase
October 29 Strides Walk starts at 10 a.m. SLT
October 30 Honor Ball for Survivors & Caregivers
Nov 4 All donations due from walk
Nov 5 Wrap-up on Relay dAlliez sim

The 2016 Making Strides Committee is led by Leala Spire-Merchant and Sandie Loxingly. Visit the following link for a complete committee list:

An exciting change for this year’s Strides walk is that we would like the walkers to reach out to their friends in SL and if you like real life to get sponsors for your walk.   The sponsors would agree that for every lap you walk they will pay a certain amount  to you as a donation.  The more sponsors you have the more you can raise for MSABC! Special awards will be given to top fundraisers.

Please contact Leala or Sandie in Second Life if you would like to get involved with the 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer season in Second Life.

About Breast Cancer:
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2016 are:
About 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed
About 440 men will die from breast cancer
Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. The number of breast cancer cases in men relative to the population has been fairly stable over the last 30 years.

About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and race money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

About The American Cancer Society:
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

For more information please visit the sites below:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Feeling a little wicked? Explore Suicide Dollz from 1PM SLT Aug 28-1PM SLT Sept 9

Explore the Suicide Dollz event's newest round from 1PM SLT August 28th until 1PM SLT September 9th. As Second Life's longest running alternative themed, bi-weekly shopping event, established in 2013, we continuously strive to bring you the best products by some of the grid's most recognized designers. The current round will run for two weeks before closing on Friday September 9th at 1PMSLT. For any questions, please send a NC in-world to Selene Starflare or email to

The 2016 Sunburst Premier Grid Ent. Caribbean Carnival Returns for Its 7th Year.

Sunburst Premier Grid Entertainment
Shon Larsson, Owner/CEO, Co-Owner Break Beatz Entertainment
Monday, August 29, 2016
As Labor Day in the U.S. gets closer we expect summer vacations to come to an end, schools to be back in session, and the fall season to be right around the corner.  One unexpected event is about to happen as well.  After six years of an August date, the Sunburst Premier Caribbean Carnival is making its 7th year return on Saturday, September 3, 2016.  The largest Caribbean Carnival celebration on Second Life, this event has been anticipated by residents since its inception in 2008.  

Unfortunately in 2015, the carnival was cancelled due to other important obligations.  At that time I knew I wanted to bring it back the following year and here we are.  Also returning for its 2nd year, Latin Heat, “The hottest night of the year”.  This pre-carnival event on Friday, September 2, 6-8pm slt is to acknowledge and celebrate the Latin Culture in the Caribbean.  The DeeJay for this event is DJ Spice (Spiceme Fanizza), the Sensual Latina of Break Beatz Ent. in her 2nd year, bringing that salsa, meringue, reggaeton heat and whatever else she has simmering.  

Latin Heat will be held for the first time at the legendary Cruiz Cotton Club.  Thank you to Cruiz & Starlaa Boa Control for allowing me the opportunity to host the event at your venue.  The Control’s have sponsored the Caribbean Carnival consistently for the past five years.  For the 7th anniversary of the Caribbean Carnival we have a lineup of four great DeeJays.  One important mainstay of this event is that all of the music is provided by DeeJays with direct ties to, or are from the Caribbean.  There are three DeeJays: DJ Cinfull (Cinfull Vixen), DJ Vixen (Suzie Coba), and DJ Kamaria (Mrs. Badger) from Break Beatz Entertainment (BBE) participating in this annual event for the first time, and DJ IDJGrock returning for his second year.  The Hosts for this event are Zariaunna Madeye and Nomi Loven both highly experienced BBE staff members. The location of this year’s carnival will be on the Palm Bay Estates Beach.

The carnival contests have returned as well with random prizes, great sponsor prizes, and cash prizes for Best Caribbean costume, Best Crew in Caribbean costumes (3 or more in a crew), and King & Queen of carnival.  

Year after year I am very appreciative to the sponsors who support and participate in this event.  This, the 7th year is no exception.  I want to thank all of the following sponsors for registering for this year’s event.  Without your generosity and support I wouldn’t be able to sustain this event year after year.  On behalf of the Break Beatz Ent. staff and management as well as our business partners, we thank you for helping us continue to bring quality entertainment to the SL grid.
The 2016 Sunburst Premier Grid Caribbean Carnival Sponsors:
*Dawnies Soul Food  - Dawn Garside (5 year sponsor)
Cheap & Reliable Streams - Meek Janus - Top sponsor for 2016
*Desirecinquetti Dannunzio  - Top sponsor for 2016 for:
Alpha Sigma Omega SL Sorority and
Faddish - FADDISH- Bi Weekly Event , Des Giovan  (69, 134, 27)
The Premier Business Center
(Coming soon)
TGF Motorcycle Club
Batista’s Bistro
Envy Magazine
Mynd & Body Fitness
Haus Of Ito
Breakbeatzent Network Exchange
Xi Alpha Phi SL Fraternity
Depth Men’s Clothing
And thank you to resident Myasia Gans for your sponsorship.

Contacts: Lex9d9 Ryada, Exec., India Umia Delgado, Co-Owner BBE, or myself.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

You are all invited to a JUNGLE PARTY! Sunday, August 28th from 12-2pm SLT.

 We are transforming the beach at Playmates Mansion & Club into an Amazon jungle.  Wild animals, great music, games and prizes.  Starting with $1000L on the board for best in safari and jungle wear. Plus, Safari hunter games with great prizes, Jungle zip line, awesome tunes by DJ Rebel and more.
Come and go wild with us! Just grab the link below and join us.

The AfterHours Shopping District will celebrate its Grand Opening August 28th 12pm slt to 8pm slt

Inspired by the 19th Century Victorian era, The Afterhours Shopping District takes you back in time with its stunning cobblestone streets, Victorian architecture and vintage atmosphere. It is comprised of 40 shops including jewelry makers, fashion boutiques, furniture’s shops and more.  Owned and operated by ᴀlbᴀ ᴋʜᴀи™ and her team this masterfully designed shopping district is a new charm on the Second Life grid and a must see on your shopping Itinerary.

The SL Enquirer sat down with ᴀlbᴀ ᴋʜᴀи™ (asuquitar) to learn more about the Afterhours Shopping District and what to expect.

Interview with ᴀlbᴀ ᴋʜᴀи™ (asuquitar)

Hi Alba, congratulations on your pending Grand Opening of The Afterhours Shopping District! I took a tour and it is stunning. What activities do you have planned?

Alba: First of all I want to give thanks to SLE for inviting us for this interview. we are trying our best to give our store owners and shoppers a great environment where they can do shopping and selling in a fair way .There will be some events specially for our store owners apart from that main event .

There are many shopping districts in SL, what impressed me about Afterhours Shopping District was how neatly organized it is for those who love to shop. In your opinion, what sets this shopping district apart from the rest?

Alba: What makes us different from other shopping districts is the environment that we have, a Victorian theme which take us back to the old times architecture and landscapes and it feels like escaping out of hectic daily life into such picturesque sim. The team worked so hard building the sim, it is like a home to us and that way we welcoming and treating the store owners and shopper like our family. Our priority is to provide a stage where the designer can show the world how talented they are and for that we are charging almost nothing.

The sim is beautifully designed, what was your inspiration behind The Afterhours Shopping District?

Alba: As I said earlier it is inspired by Victorian age. I am in love with that period of time because of it's style and way of life. For example the name of streets and squares are inspired by that period and the coffee house which is best place for socializing. Over all you will find highlights of that period in everything which is in AFTERHOURS.

I love the cobblestone streets and the buildings. The Bakery. Café is a sweet touch. It is pleasant to explore, did you design the sim yourself or do you have a team?

Alba: I brought the idea to the team, explaining everything and each detail I wanted. All members of the team worked hard to bring that idea into life .I am really proud of them.

There are over 40 shops available. Can you name drop on some of the designers and businesses that can be found there?

Alba:Yes sure we have many good designers and businesses for example Ascend ,Qposes , VG shoes ,187 Boutique, M&M, E Inc, Noir ,Pukka , B Bos and Silvermoon etc.

Will you be hosting special events and entertainment? If so, what can shoppers expect?

Alba: Yes of course we will organize event and entertainment programs for our shoppers and store owners. After all we are here just because of them. There will be two kind of events; one monthly event in which every designer of SL is welcome to participate after fulfilling certain conditions. The other event will be arranged specially for our store owners .We are sure our shoppers are going to have great shopping experience because we are providing them 2 events in a month which will give them chance to buy exciting and new things in a good price  and of course  there will be parties organize on timely intervals.

Do you have shop space available to rent? If so, is there a criteria shopkeepers must meet in order to have a shop at The Afterhours Shopping District?
Alba: Right now our stores are fully booked, thanks to our team. In the future we are thinking to increase the numbers of shops. There is no such requirement to rent a shop in After Hours Shopping District. This is also one of the thing that differs us from others similar sims.

Are you hiring for any administrative positions?
Alba: Our team is perfect for now but if we feel like to increase number of staff we will be giving an advertisement for sure.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers about The Afterhours Shopping District?
Alba: After Hours is not only a business place for me but also it is a home to me which is built by my amazing team with their hard work and dedication. Every one is always welcome in After Hours and our support staff will always around to assist you. Please visit us and give us the opportunity to serve you with love and respect

 Visit The AfterHours Shopping District  today!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

GeekSpeak - is it possible to understand distant or ancient cultures? Join the discussion Saturday, August 27th @ 12pm SLT

Does our western, modern frame of mind hinder our understanding of other cultures?  Can we grasp their art, their literature, their philosophy or their ethics?  Can we understand how they view the world and the place of humans in it?

Some cultures do not distinguish between left and right, some have no words for yes or no.  It is said that if you want to understand an Eskimo you need to learn twelve different names for snow.

Ancient cultures took slavery for granted and saw human sacrifice as a good.  Their values when we read about them in ancient texts are sometimes incomprehensible.  Or do you think all cultures more than a hundred years old are incomprehensible?  Are even Victorian books strange to us now?

Should we try to understand all cultures?  Or is it impossible?  Can we ever know why Stonehenge was built, can we understand how the Japanese see the world?
Come and discuss past and present cultures in GeekSpeak.

Friday, August 26, 2016

GizzA Creations: With it's cutting edge design and use of richly detailed fabrics, the new GizzA - Michela

Dress is a true must have for any fashionista's wardrobe.

This mini dress has a suede racer back top which flares out in a luxurious sheep fur skirt that makes the mini dress modern and fun.

GizzA - Michela Dress is brought to you in 6 packs, each purchase includes 2 colors for the mini dress. Available sizes are the standard SL mesh sizes, Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass and a fitted mesh size.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Temptation awaits you at this round of Suicide Dollz until 1PM SLT August 26

Explore the Suicide Dollz event's newest round from 1PM SLT August 14 until 1PM SLT August 26th. As Second Life's longest running alternative themed, bi-weekly shopping event, established in 2013, we continuously strive to bring you the best products by some of the grid's most recognized designers. The current round will run for two weeks before closing on Friday August 26th at 1PM SLT. For any questions, please send a NC in-world to Selene Starflare or email to

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The After-hours District is an SL initiative that began with the idea of bringing together all the creative businesses in SL.

Come and take a walk in our beautiful shopping district in sl ,our streets are inspired of 19th century with stunning Victorian building all together with glimpses of mysterious, dark and misty streets,vintage atmosphere characterized by refinement and magnificence… it impossible not to fall in love the moment you step on inside.
The After-hours District is a sl initiative that began with the idea of bringing together all the creative businesses in SL. Today its comprises of 40 shops including jewelry makers, design and furniture shops, fashion stores, and one event building.

Our  big opening party is this month August 
 28th 12pm slt to 8pm slt with incredible djs line up: 12pm-Chu,1pm- Hermano,2pm- Bander, 3pm-Chad, 4pm- Dru, 5pm DJ Kash! 6pm-Chavyl ,7pm-Lichi 8pmDj Joox

I would like to thanks all our team for the incredible work, from owners managers , photographers, Bloggers, friends, tenants and all support from everyone

Sunday, August 21, 2016

BREAKING NEWS! An Attempted Griefing on Lanai Jarrico by quil Biscuit goes wrong

This just in! 

Sunday August 21, 2016- Sundays are usually days to unwind after a long weekend of club hopping and chillin with friends. It is also the day that griefers run amok in Second Life seeking unsuspecting avatars to pester. One such griefer by the name of quil Biscuit decided to skip the safe hubs and sandboxes and go straight for the head of SLE media. Little did he know Ms Jarrico bites back…

[12:47] quil Biscuit: hey Lanai , have you got like 60L i could borrow

(without question Lanai drops him 60L)

[12:49] quil Biscuit: cheers FOR DATTTTTTTTTT

[12:50] Lanai Jarrico: *shakes head* yw broke ass

[12:50] quil Biscuit: :Danother twentyll help if you got it to spare Rich Bitch :P

[12:51] Lanai Jarrico: nah but I can definitely make you a star

 [12:51] quil Biscuit: LMFAO with your news station yeah ? :P

[12:51] Lanai Jarrico: send me a mugshot

[12:52] quil Biscuit: nah your okay :)

[12:53] Lanai Jarrico: aww punking out on sending me snapshot of your avie?

[12:53] quil Biscuit: Punkin out what does that even mean hoe ....?

[12:54] Lanai Jarrico: lol the only bitch ass hoe up in this conversation is asking a woman for 60L. That's a damn shame and on top of that you think you are all cool because you curse in caps. lmao!

[12:55] Lanai Jarrico: I hope that 60L  is worth it you  clown.

[12:55] quil Biscuit: I dont think im cool ..........

[12:55] Lanai Jarrico: lol  you’re a clown

[12:55] quil Biscuit: Deep
[12:55] quil Biscuit: Dis shit Deep
[12:55] quil Biscuit: Amma Cry Nyugga

[12:56] Lanai Jarrico: lol tell me where you are. TP me if you got the balls

[12:56] quil Biscuit: Your so serious about everything woman Really brings out your eyes

[12:57] Lanai Jarrico: is that you being a bitch not trying to tp me?  Come on bring it. If you are going to grief someone make sure it’s with a noob or something.  Tacky ass

[12:58] quil Biscuit: Bring what ? a Condom ... a Beer a glash of shardinae ... Greif you havent seen greif :( I LOST MY 12th DOG IN A FIRE THATS GREIF

[12:59] Lanai Jarrico: here 10L for the entertainment. Bye broke ass.

[12:59] quil Biscuit: Cheers Love you bitch ... See you ON DA SET NYUGGGAAAAA

[12:59] Lanai Jarrico: see you clown.

[13:00] Second Life: quil Biscuit is offline.

SKEW2 is closing for a rebrand.

All SKEW2 mens and womens outfits are L$150 to clear, but there are only 10 of each item left!  Once they're gone, they're gone!

Hop on over to and grab a deal today! 

Flipboard: The Value of Virtual Worlds- David Chalmers

If I build a business in Second Life, is that less meaningful than building a business in the non-virtual world? If I fall in love in virtual reality, is the relationship less significant?...Read more

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Spotlight on TX Gear Mainstore and the man behind High Quality and Innovative Gadgets and Script Packages, Cars, Trucks, Trailers, Tractors, Helicoptors, Media and more- Lanai Jarrico Reporting…

In Second Life if you can imagine it, you can build it or have it build for you by a creator. What takes many of us just minutes to purchase takes top creators months and even years to perfect. One such creator has spent the last 2 years out of 8 focused on realistic vehicles with high quality scripts and innovative products.
Tech Robonaught has pushed the Second Life industrial market into high gear. Approximately 98% of what he sells is full permissions and affordable. That is almost unheard of. Tech also invented the first trailering and fueling systems as well as a tow package, hydraulics, gadgets and more for those who like big trucks and highly detailed vehicles.

Interview with Tech Robonaught
Congratulations on become an SL Millionaire in you’re the first year with TX Mainstore.  That means your creations are in high demand. I’ve seen many vehicles in Second Life but not to the degree of your work. What inspired you to build the truck and tractor trailer market in Second Life? Are these vehicles fully operational?

Tech:  Thanks.  The reason behind the invention of the TX Trailer and Tow, (which was the first release or the scriptset which has evolved into TX Truck and Trailer) is pretty simple.  I got angry. I can explain ...  A couple of years ago, everyone was building cars and bikes and I wanted to build Tractors and Trailers.  The vehicle scripts were plentiful to make the trucks, but absolutely nothing was available for making Trailers.  I visited the one shop I could find that had a couple of trailers for sale.  (copy- no modify) I tried to inquire as to how they worked.  Builder wouldnt discuss it.  So that made me angry and I proposed I would invent something ANYONE could use and build trailers with. So I did. I found out only recently, his trailers were purely physical and had a speed limit before disconnecting of about 30 Kmph.  So they wouldnt have been the answer I wanted anyways.  Mine are part physics and part scripting, can go as fast as sim conditions will allow, up and down hills, have working features like lights and air brakes and more ... Once the trailer was done, I found normal vehicle scripts lacked things I wanted, like inverted reverse steering, for backing trailers up, is a more natural way to steer, slower speeds and lower / closer together gear ratios, brakes, locking mechanisms and such for the trailers built into the truck again, caused me to wrote my own ... what I couldn't figure out, I hired out.   I'm rambling now ... anyhow, its spawned an entire new market, not only for vehicle builders, but for truck shells, trailer shells, sound and pose makers as well.  To finish my answer, yes, your Truck and Trailer package some with a fully assembled roadworthy Tractor and Trailer. Full permissions.

Besides creators, many don’t really understand the detailed work what goes into designing and building functional vehicles. Finding the right textures and scripts to make them as realistic as possible is a big part of it. Can you give our readers a little insight on what it takes to create one of your trucks?
Tech: Blender is a great tool so is photoshop.  Once your mesh model is in world and textured its set up very much the same way that one would build a bike or a car. Main scripts and sounds and poses go into your root prim along with engine scripts ... the Truck also has whats called a Soft Lock ... a specially desinged prim that holds a script to call and attach the trailer ... about 6 months ago we invented an autoconnect that automatically connects the trailer int he correct position with the hitch so with a couple of button presses in the menu the trailer is connected. Prior to that it took edit mode or some real good driving. Once the trailer is connected, another script relays information to things like brakes and lights so all the brake lights, reverse lights, 4 way flashers even the turn signals work on the trailers even tho they are not linked in anyway to the truck. Its just being pulled behind. 

Scripting is definitely for those with patience and attention to detail. Do you create your own scripts?
Tech:  I do 90% of my own work. In the instance I cant figure something out, or lack time, I hire it done. So I too contribute to the economy.

Not only do you create trucks, you also build trailer attachments. What is the trailering system and how do it work?
Tech:  (I think I covered it above?) Sorry?  lol

I’ve seen mock gas stations in SL but never a fueling system. Can you explain what it is used?
Tech:  There are a couple of other fueling systems in SL. But neither of them allow the owner of the gas station to make money selling fuel, and neither of them are vehicle specific.  For example, my system uses real mpg. So therefore you wouldn't expect a compact car to get the same mileage as a Tractor Trailer right?  With mine they don't. Mileage varies, and, the station owner can not only regulate their own prices, they can sell gasoline or diesel fuel. What?  You don't think I'm going to build Semi trucks and run them on gasoline do you?  :D  By the way, the vehicle portion of the TXAGO Fuel system is available for free on my sim so vehicle owners can outfit their vehicles with my fuel system for free...

Can you share with our readers the other type of vehicles, add ons and gadgets that can be found at TX Mainstore?

Tech:  There are a few lightweight handy scripts ive written, a Hydraulics Script kit with a HUD, Helicopter Script Kit, a Police Package with a very nice Police Car shell inside + Scripted police lights of various types, siren, wheels, pushbar, even a working radar gun... I also offer a beginners Chopper scriptset for 699L for those on a budget who want to build bikes.  My latest invention is TX Drive and Drag... a vehicle scriptset that can be used in two modes, for Drag racing, or normal every day driving.  Tons of features ... are we posting pics?  Like you mentioned before, about 95 % of my scripting is full permissions, so I encourage people to tear it apart and learn from it... I'm sure I am forgetting stuff ...

Many avies in SL like to find unique things that no one else has.  Do you create custom vehicles? If so, how can they be ordered?
Tech:  No.  That is one thing I do not do.  LOL!  BUT that being said I know plenty of VERY talented builders who have built amazing and unique things using my scripts and parts, and they love to show off ...

Your work is very impressive. You don’t just build vehicles and their accessories. You also dabble in media. I noticed your shop with TVs and Radios. How do they differ from the other media tools available in SL?

Tech:  I have a couple of unique 'old school" land radios. one displays the Station Song and Artist on the front screen in a variety of colors ... not xyz text on a prim, self serving prim html is used, the rest of my stuff is either again for builders or even home builders, using media on a prim technology I am able to host the web that is served up on them and people can use them ot make interesting and unique things... now you can watch a movie anywhere in SL or listen to your radio on your bike and others can hear it too as you drive by, media on a prim has made possibilities almost endless if you have the know how to toss up a website... (which I do) ... another unique thing ive done is hidden those links form the everyday passerby ... so our content cant be stolen and served up on someone elses TV or (yes people have even made movie theatres with it) ...

There are reseller vendors available. What is the incentive for merchants who wish to sell your products?
Tech:  25% is the incentive.  Many things I have created this year I havent had time to vendor yet, but I will, eventually, if I ever stop having ideas ...

I am impressed by your talent and sure there is more to come. Is there anything  you’d like to share with our readers about your upcoming creations?

Tech:  Thank you Lanai ... I'd just like to remind our readers that we are always dropping new vehicle shells for builders and always coming up with innovative products... the SL builders community has been good to me and I plan on sticking around to continue to make new exciting stuff for everyone to enjoy ... here's a hint ... do you know your car sounds different from the front than from the back?  Think about that .... 

Additional information:
Group:  secondlife:///app/group/796e6fad-d120-0feb-294b-eba840babe3e/about

Preferred Contact: email ... or in world...