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Friday, September 30, 2016

Terms of endearment - Lacy Muircastle reporting...

When someone calls you ‘hon’ do your toes curl? Terms of endearment, do you love them or do you hate them? 

When is it appropriate to use terms of endearment?  Is it ever appropriate to use terms of endearment? Or is it just a storm in a teacup and there are far more serious issues in the world to get one’s knickers in a knot about? For the hell of it I’ve taken a look at this prickly little subject. 

There’s a lot of power in a name and each one throws up different connotations so it’s important to know which ones will flatter a partner or the person you’re directing at and which are definitely not going to have the right effect.

One in ten husbands and boyfriends admitted they let their partner call them a soppy nickname they would dread their friends ever finding out.

There’s a lot to be read from a name, and sometimes using too strongly clichรฉd or overly-soppy pet names for someone we like will just be seen as insincere.

It’s become one of the most common terms of endearment used by couples, but 'babe' has been voted the most hated pet name for women.  The term, made popular by Sonny and Cher's Sixties hit I Got You Babe, come out on top in a new study. (

‘Sweetcheeks’, ‘snookums’ and ‘muffin’ were also a definite no no, but terms such as ‘gorgeous’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘lovely’ were considered acceptable.

Nicknames like ‘baby girl’ and ‘baby doll’ are also unpopular, along with ‘pudding’ and ‘pumpkin and the research also revealed that only one in five Britons calls their partner by their full name the majority of the time, with the same number admitting to using a private nickname when no-one else is around.

Many of the men who took part in the study also confessed to referring to their partner with terms they would only use while she was out of earshot.  The Mrs’ or ‘the wife’ were still used by some men, while one in six quietly referred to their partner as ‘the boss’.

‘Whether using the more common terms like “babe” or “darling” or some of the more modern terms, the research shows the ones we choose for our partner can have very differing impacts.

What’s more it’s all very well using terms of endearment with your nearest and dearest, but what about when you’ve just met someone or you’re in a work environment?  Is it not condescending and disrespectful to call a person “hon” “sweetie” etc.  Or is it okay as long as the tone is appropriate?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion let us know what yours is.

A Review of Nabrej Aabye's latest exhibition "Itineraries" - Triuzla reporting.

 Sometimes while wandering through virtual art galleries it can bring about unexpected and priceless experiences. A visit to Crossroads Gallery can be one of such bargains for travelers seeking new discoveries in SL.
The paintings presented at the “Itineraries” exhibition at Crossroads Gallery are intriguing and thought provoking. Don’t resist the temptation to explore the whole building.

Nabrej AAbye is a mysterious creator living in Tunisia. Since 2007, he as been involved with art and builder in Second Life. You can visit his art studio where you can buy even more beautiful pieces of art, which are not included in the current exhibit. The artist shares his inspiration by incorporating real life scenes as subjects in transition to second life in its diverse form. Truly, the blend of two realities causes controversial and disturbing feelings of dynamic and emotions, hidden deep in ones’ sub consciousness.

The use of bright colors influences the whole specter of thoughts and provokes tough inner response. Nevertheless, there’s no doubt that the pictures can be stared for a long time, delving into the virtual dialog with the creator.

What did he mean by adding this or that layer? Did he wish us to meditate on his artworks or take immediate action? Questions emerge all the time.        

I can’t say that the theme of revolutionary changes is the guiding idea of  Nabrej’s works. In his native country he has experienced these dramatic events, turbulence and rigorous vibes which can be perceived through the contemplation on his works.
 True features of talent is his ability to transform hard experiences into optimistic, mature sated works, setting peace and wisdom in the viewer’s soul.

“La Marche” can make one stand motionless. The artwork contains numerous female dark silhouettes, hurrying on somewhere (on execution, as artist explained in a private talk). However there’s one bright white young representative of this mass, which totally differs and can become the agent of changes.
It is perceived as a bright hope depicted in a playful form. The pureness and open-warmheartedness permeates the air around all pieces of Nabrej’s art.
For example, “Avatars” is a piece that stimulates imagination with its intriguing layering effect. Watching this picture for a long time you can imagine an abstract idea.
Despite this fact one can feel a strong connection with their own adventures in SL.  
On the one hand, art should actually cause such an effect. On the other hand, Kerouak’s quote on the floor sets the whole mood of the perception and makes it clear what the creator was trying to tell us.    


Thursday, September 29, 2016

SLEEK™ (formally ฦฌ๐™ƒ๐“” §แธธฦ›ศฒ โ„‡๐“ฅโ„‡ฦฦฌ) Launches Super Showcase Sept 29th

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Thursday, September 29th - Thursday, October 20th 2016
Introducing SLEEK
The Slay Event Rebrands & ReLaunches as SLEEK™
Events & Showcases where Exclusive Designers & Creators Showcase their products to The SL Grid via our Monthly Themed & Quarterly Sponsored Events.
     We are forever striving to provide our V.I.P.s & Customers with a Sophisticated, Unique and Fun shopping experience; Showcasing products of all types and genres for Women, Men & Children | Clothing & Fashion Accessories, Furnishings, Jewelry, Tattoos, Hair, Avatar Accessories, Home & Garden and more

 We Invite you 2  SLEEK
Our Showcase Launches September 29th 2016
And runs through October 20th 2016
Featuring Unique & Creative Designs from Some of SL’s Hottest Designers
Exotic SLEEK | Desert Moroccan Marketplace Theme
Special Events & Sales
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Don’t Miss It❕❕❕
Sponsored By:
๐Ÿ‘‘ Untam3ed Candy Shop & Awear ๐Ÿ‘‘
Designs By:
๐Ÿฅ  Sevyn East ๐Ÿฅ {Double Deuces}:: ๐Ÿฅ ::Mi Amouree Fashions::. ๐Ÿฅ Dulce Secrets ๐Ÿฅ Shameless
๐Ÿฅ Goddess ๐Ÿฅ Sinful Curves ๐Ÿฅ Cat & The Fiddle ๐Ÿฅ PinUp Tattoo Style ๐Ÿฅ Out of Orbit ๐Ÿฅ Uptown CHICK ๐Ÿฅ SWAG Daddy
๐Ÿฅ TinRoof | {แƒซ.ึ….ษพ.ฦ™} | QUEENZ | Royal Spools | Kiwi Kouture

We invite you to Join our Exclusive Line up of Some of SL’s Hottest Designers & Creators or Elite Bloggers Today!
SLEEK™ Events partners with our Exclusive Designers/Creators, Handpicked Bloggers, Professional Team and our Marketing & Media Affiliates to make Our Showcase Experience successful.

Our Themed Monthly Showcases run from the last Thursday of the month for 3 weeks.
Our Designers/Creators & Bloggers bring their unique flair to our Events and we have developed  Membership & Rewards Programs to acknowledge that by rewarding them for their  participation.
Our complimentary membership offers quality Designers/Creators and Elite Bloggers several opportunities to build awareness and exposure for their Brand and Blogs as well as a new and diverse array of consumers through SLEEK™ Events.

Join Us Apply Here: 
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Contact Us:
● Owners:  
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● Marketing:
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SLEEK Events
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Media Contact(s):
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Party & Contest Day at Club Lion Saturday October 1, 2016

CONTEST : Mythical creatures
YOU can WIN 500 LD$

11 am - 1 pm slt : DJ Tom
1 pm slt : Shaye Dezno-Jonstone (shaye.dezno)
2 pm slt : Ricardo Avalira
3 pm slt : Ren Enberg & Quai

Come over and letzzz do Paaaarty, and dont miss the Chance to WIN 500 LD$ for the "Best Theme" Outfit :) GOOD LUCK
We look forward to welcoming you, and invite you to make us a place where you will come to enjoy happy times with us.

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Team Club Lion

Host Tatjana 
Barkeeper Josef

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

TO MESH OR NOT TO MESH Part 2 -MESH HEADS - Dean Lawson Reporting

If, in your journey through Second Life, you encounter a severed head floating through the air it may be poor Yorick, or at least his ghost, but more likely, it is a mesh head whose body has yet to rez. In a previous article I asked Second Life Residents to discuss the pros and cons of using a mesh body, this time we discussed the heads.

In an interview with Ilsa Hesse-Heron (ilsa.hesse), Ilsa replied : “for some reason, and I can’t really tell you why, I love mesh bodies, feet, hands, etc, but mesh heads kind of creep me out O.O. … maybe its that to begin with they all kind of looked the same … that, and they were all kind of emotionless...

Barry Smithson replied : LOL it’s funny you came up with this because me and my better half was at a venue and all we saw were mesh heads and no bodies.

When asked why she purchased a mesh head แƒฆฦงฯฮฑะธฦ˜สแƒฆ (bigcupofstfu) responded : my friends pressured me into it lol … I was not use to using a whole alpha system so that was confusing. Also the mesh takes longer to rez but it looks much better quality wise … the only downside I notice is the rezzing. It takes a while for me to see my own head and sometimes I have to relog so other people can see it. Other than that I have no problems.

Blogger and Second Life photographer Barbara Mali had this to say on the subject : “pros, i think avies look much better and realistic, more proportioned, some of the animations are nice, also the blinking ... it is good to take pics … cons: you have to use another hud, some are complicated, i think we are losing our “identity” we all look in the same way now … i think they are working in new projects so you can modify them so they can be personalized, now there are many options and models, trying demos is a nightmare, there are appliers and so many add ons, it is insane … another con, they are expensive

Mesh Builder Lakota Valkai had many insightful comments on the subject :  I am a fan of mesh, but i will also say it can be a pain in the ass for the new and inexperienced to work and deal with … inexperienced users have trouble with mesh sometimes due to whats known as “rigging” ... rigging either will, or will not permit you to modify an objects size and proportions ... With clothing, modification is almost always necessary … and if its "Rigged" then you cant alter its size … the realism with mesh is more easily attained … But mesh is expensive because of the time involved in creating it

SL Artist and Machinima producer Ozymandius King replied : Mesh is great for photography and machinima but I think the next step is to start creating mesh heads that the user can customize, not just the color of the skin and the hair, but the cheek bones, the nose, the brow the lips etc. As of the moment I prefer to use older system human heads over mesh because I can change the expression and manipulate the facial features to create a unique avatar which is important for visually telling a story.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Festival ready with GizzA, and the new GizzA - Sunshine Outfits.

A relaxed and airy outfit in which you can party away the day, or evening listening to your favorite music or enjoy the sun.
This loose fit top with sporty shorts combo is casually matched with a bohemian style necklace.

GizzA - Sunshine Outfits are available for Maitreya, Slink and Belleza mesh sizes. The necklace can be worn separate when desired and has a texture changer HUD included,

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Explore Your Dark Side at Suicide Dollz from 1PM SLT Sep 25 - 1PM SLT Oct 7

Check out the Suicide Dollz event's newest round from 1PM SLT September 25th until 1PM SLT October 7th. 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. To check out our full, uncensored shopping guide for the current round, please visit current round will run for two weeks before closing on Friday October 7th at 1PM SLT. For any questions, please send a NC in-world to Selene Starflare or email to

Join our Monthly meeting of Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) Sunday, September 25th at 10pm PDT/1pm EDT

Meeting will be held at Quat Gallery 

 Topics for discussion:

Are we going to Mars because of Star Trek?

Will we find ET? Has ET found us?

What are the odds of an asteroid killing us?

If we have time:

Testing the tooth fairy?

Universe has no direction?

Water powered satellite?

We hope you can stop by to join the fun and share your Metaverse
experiences, along with your virtual gaming, computer geek adventures,
cyber art projects, and dorkbot stories. You can teleport to the meeting

Meetings are held using text chat, a transcript is recorded, and selected
transcripts are posted at: Your participation
implies your agreement to have your words and image published.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Team Diabetes of Second Life is pleased to announce the grand opening of The Red Gallery. The Red Gallery will raise funds for Team Diabetes of Second Life via art exhibitions and events. Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association.

The inaugural exhibition will feature the following artists:

Layachi Inchen
Aradia Aridian
Sheba Blitz
Eucalyptus Carroll
Kodymeyers Resident
Ilyra Chardin
Tisephone Resident
Doasilike Resident
Ramsa Luv
Timaaj Resident
Methisa Kira
John Brianna (Johannes1977 Resident)

The Red Gallery is curated by Kultivate Magazine Owner John Brianna (Johannes1977 Resident) and Eleseren Brianna, Kultivate COO. Live performer Phemie Alcott will provide one hour of music at the grand opening. The dress code for this event is formal and the exhibition will be on display for 2 months.

About Team Diabetes of Second Life and The American Diabetes Association:

Team Diabetes of Second Life (SL) is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The goal of Team Diabetes of SL is to raise awareness and funds in support of diabetes.

​The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

Free resources are available in English and Spanish at and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383).

For More Information: (The official American Diabetes Association page for Team Diabetes of Second Life) (Website to find diabetes information in your home country)

Wet T-Shirt Contest and Party, Saturday, September 24 from 12-2 SLT!

Join us for a fun party and wet t-shirt contest hosted by Deadman's Flat Yacht Club and sponsored by Playmates Magazine.  All guest will receive an animated water hose to wet the contestants down.  $1000L in prizes and the winner will also receive a mesh satin sash for "Best Wet Breast".  Listen to great music on the fabulous pier and club at Deadman's Flat Yacht Club and dance with the Playmates models.
Use the link below and see you all there!

GeekSpeak – the Fermi paradox: where are the aliens?

“Where is everybody?” – Enrico Fermi.
The Drake equation suggests that there are many technologically advanced civilisation in our galaxy.  But if they do exist, where are they?  Why have they not come to Earth?  Why do we see no sign of them?  No radio messages, no von Neumann probes, so sign of Dyson spheres.

There is no reason to think there is anything unusual about Earth or about our solar system.  Exoplanets are commonplace.  Life began on Earth as soon as it could begin so it must surely have occurred on many other planets.  Plenty of them must be much older than Earth and must have produced intelligent species that want to explore the galaxy, just as we want to.  Where are they?

Are we looking in the wrong place or in the wrong way?  Do advanced civilisation always destroy themselves before going into space?  Are we the very first?  Are the others avoiding us for some reason?

Bring your telescopes to GeekSpeak and give us your answer to the paradox.

Club Carnage: Through Thick and Thin- LilyaLuv Reporting...

Club Carnage today

They’ve seen it all. Club Carnage has been around for 11 years and owner, Caemlyn Witherspoon, tells us her story about how she came to be the owner the club after an emotional struggle - and that time pensis and vaginas kept dropping on the floor.

Caemlyn Witherspoon

Caemlyn shares the genesis story and evolution of Club Carnage in a notecard to all guests. As the story goes: Club Carnage was originally founded by Klayton Vaughan who sold the club and the sim it was on to Angela Glitter. After Angela Glitter suddenly sold the sim while Carnage staff were having a party, Carnage was left without a home. Since Carnage’s staff cared deeply about the club, they put their money together to rent land to house the club. As the Club got more popular, nearby residents complained that they couldn’t get into their own homes because Carnage had filled up the sim, so the club had 24 hours to leave the land they were on. Caemlyn came to be the current owner of Club Carnage after the other owners backed out, leaving Caemlyn in charge. As Caemlyn recalls, “I remember tears running down my cheeks as I tore down the walls of the old place, wondering how I was going to do this when I had never run a club before!”

What inspires you to keep Club Carnage running after all these years?
Carnage is more than a club to a lot of SL avatars. It became home to them. Even when it is slow I still want a place for people to come home to if they want. I want people to know we will always be here.

When was the most satisfying moment for you during Club Carnage’s 10 years on SL?
Carnage satisfies me many many times but the most satisfying moment had to be in 2007 when we had 108 guests here along with 2 Security, 2 Dancers, a Host and a DJ and I looked out over all that and saw how much fun everyone was having.

If there was one thing you would change about Club Carnage, what would it be?
You know, I honestly don't think I would change one thing about it. Each thing that happened has made it what it is today.


What is the weirdest thing you’ve seen happen at Club Carnage?
Two instances come to mind. A woman was here dancing and obviously AFK. Suddenly her water broke and her baby fell out of her unto the floor. It bounced across the floor a few times. She grabbed it up and left.

The second time was when attachments would fall off of you randomly. There were penises and vagina's laying all over the dance floor. I got an IM the next day that "Avatar567 has returned your ass to you from XXX Sim. Your ass can be found in your lost and found folder." Got my ass handed to me!

What do you think it is about Club Carnage that attracts visitors?
I like to think it's the fact that we welcome everyone. We don't care if your avatar is a cardboard box or the most sophisticated avatar marketplace sells - we welcome all the same.

Club Carnage’s VIPs

What is your vision for Club Carnage in the future?
I would love to see SL flourish like it did back in 2007-2008 and for the Club to be filled with people laughing, talking, dancing and having fun. Club Carnage will strive to keep up with the times and demands of our customers.

What would you like your visitors to know about Club Carnage?
I want them aware of our age and that all are welcome.

Visit Club Carnage’s Facebook page for upcoming events.