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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Spotlight on the Town of Clearwater - Lacy Muircastle reporting ....


Welcome to the town of Clearwater.  Clearwater is a quaint New England coastal community along I-95 in Maine, comprised of eleven idyllic villages; Meadow Gardens, Paisley Park, Regency Park, Silver Falls, Angel Cove, Aloha Spirit Bay, ARAB Twilight, Riverview Cove, Liberty Hill, Steel Horses and Lakeside Falls, the heart of the town.  Each village has a laid back feel and an old world, coastal New England charm with the pace of daily life a bit slower than the city.

Also located in Clearwater is the village of Palila, home of the main operational station for their Coast Guard. The Clearwater Coast Guard serves all of Clearwater, protecting and safeguarding all waterways and providing support where needed to the local emergency services.  The Coast Guard is also responsible for all federal boating and aviation regulations, enforcement and licensing.
They are currently hiring for most town municipal services, including police, fire and hospital staff.  They also have a town court, a department of motor vehicles, as well a department of public works.  Private business ownership opportunities are available.

Family leisure activities include sailing, a movie theatre, a bowling alley, children's play park, 7seas fishing; and of course grocery shopping in their very own [LIFE2] market.

The couple that bring you the Town of Clearwater are Jericho Napoli and Daniella Clearwater.
Jericho Napoli hails from a small town on the East Coast of the United States and is a successful self-made businessman.

Daniella Clearwater is also from a small town on the North East Coast of the United States and works in public safety and has a law degree.  She says she found SL while surfing Facebook during an extremely boring game between the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals.

Their rationale for wanting to create and maintain a region of their own was their desire to provide a fun and relaxed environment in which like-minded people can roleplay without the out of character drama seen at most places.  That and to give their residents a place where they feel like they belong and matter.  Each day they make the decision to continue this endeavour because they love what they do and they genuinely enjoy bringing happiness to others.

The region has evolved and progressed from a mainly residential rental only estate of seven sims, to its own community and working town that currently spans eleven sims.  Within the past nine months, they have brought in the Anchorage Coast Guard, established a police department, a fire department and a hospital and have instituted regular monthly town meetings for all residents to attend, which gives them the opportunity to participate in and invest in the creation of their community.  They’re proud to say that we have grown into a close community, one in which we all know our neighbours and genuinely care for each other.  It truly has become a place to call home, rather than just a place where a house can be rented.

This is very much a roleplay community which manifests itself in roleplay that is largely emergency services based.  They provide an in-character group chat in which residents can call 911 and request assistance.  The chat also provides a platform for new story arcs or the continuation of current threads or even the opportunity to make an in-character phone call.  All role players, and residents for that matter, must obey the cardinal rule of ‘consent’ as nothing is forced and they wish to foster a healthy and fun atmosphere for everyone who wants to participate, to whatever degree that may be.

In addition to emergency services role play, there are many areas which are staged to cultivate role play of just “everyday living,” such as cafes, a bank, restaurants and the like.

Residents can make the Town of Clearwater their home without participating in the role play. So while Clearwater is a roleplay community, it’s also a residential community with caring and tight-knit neighbourhoods.   Most residents have made friends and formed bonds, bonds that have truly enhanced and helped turn the community into a family and a real home for those in search of just that. 

Currently the estate hosts weekly movie nights at the Riverview Cove Cinema.  Clearwater residents as well as all citizens of Second Life are also invited to a carnival, hosted by DARE Carnivals, to celebrate the community every few months.   They also host a community parties for holidays like Valentine’s Day and Halloween with region-wide trick or treating for the kids.

Clearwater is home to two congregations where weekly services are held, each with loyal and consistent attendance. 

Clearwater is a proud member of the Relay for Life team “The Fighting Sunflowers,” and will be hosting various fundraising events which will include a concert once the fundraising efforts are underway.

The Town of Clearwater is also very proud to bring the Broncos, a UFL SL Football League team, to the town in the coming months.  With the Broncos comes regular games, pep rallies, off season concerts and paintball games.

*What are the various rental options offered on your region, both from a residential and a commercial point of view?

The Town of Clearwater strives to provide a price point for everyone and accommodate various tastes with regards to the rental options.  They strive to be as inclusive as possible and never want the rentals to become prohibitive by any means.  The current residential rate sits at the competitive market rate of L$2.1 per prim and they cater for the singleton just as much as to a family of five.   They offer prim rentals from 200 prims up to full homestead rentals (subject to availability), with the option to decrease or increase your prims depending on your needs and prim availability.  They have a comprehensive selection of homes and townhouses, from big name creators, such as Dominion; ROOST; Redgrave Homes and Barnes Anubis. They constantly watch the market for new builds to keep their inventory fresh and in vogue. 

Depending on the sim, they also allow the use of one’s own home provided it keeps with the New England coastal theme.  Potential residents also have the opportunity to commission a custom-built home from Hearth Strings, an up and coming residential and commercial builder, with an in world store in Lakeside Falls.  Clearwater’s downtown area boasts several demonstrations of the incredible talent of co-owner Mikie Rihadra-Gaelyth in the municipal buildings and hospital. 

Commercial rentals as well as boat slip rentals can be found in the downtown areas of Lakeside Falls and Riverview Cove.  Commercial and boat slip rates are also competitive at L$2.5 per prim.  If a business is roleplay-based or is solely for roleplay purposes, they offer a discounted rate of L$2.1 per prim.

It’s Jericho and Daniella’s intention to continue on their current course, and to grow and cultivate the community into the very best it can be and to have a lot of fun while doing it.  They look forward to the possibilities the future holds for them.

Pop in and visit them.  They will welcome you home to Clearwater!

Please contact Mayor Jericho Napoli (NIGHTDR) or Daniella Clearwater (daniellamariec) for more information or visit the website at www.townofclearwater.com.

Links:
SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lakeside%20Falls/123/72/22
Urls: http://www.townofclearwater.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/townofclearwater/

https://www.facebook.com/townofclearwater/

Saturday, January 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Let us welcome you home to the Town of Clearwater!



Welcome to the town of Clearwater!  Clearwater is a quaint New England coastal community along I-95 in Maine, comprised of eleven (11) idyllic villages; Meadow Gardens, Paisley Park, Regency Park, Silver Falls, Angel Cove, Aloha Spirit Bay, ARAB Twilight, Riverview Cove, Liberty Hill, Steel Horses and Lakeside Falls, the heart of the town.  Each village has a laid back feel and an old world, coastal New England charm with the pace of daily life a bit slower than the city.

Also located in Clearwater is the village of Palila,  home of the main operational station for our Coast Guard. The Clearwater Coast Guard serves all of Clearwater, protecting and safeguarding all waterways and providing support where needed to our local emergency services.  The Coast Guard is also responsible for all federal boating and aviation regulations, enforcement and licensing.

We are currently hiring for our town municipal services, including police, fire and hospital staff.  We also have a town court, a department of motor vehicles and a department of public works as well!  Private business ownership opportunities are also available.

Family leisure activities include sailing, a movie theater, a bowling alley, children's play park, 7seas fishing; and of course grocery shopping in our very own [LIFE2] market!

Above all, our goal is to provide a happy and healthy environment for all of our residents and roleplayers, one in which we can all enjoy.  Please contact Mayor Jericho Napoli (NIGHTDR) or Daniella Clearwater (daniellamariec) for more information or visit our website atwww.townofclearwater.com and our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/townofclearwater/ and Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/townofclearwater/ !

Come visit us in world at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lakeside%20Falls/123/72/22 and let us welcome you home to Clearwater!

Avie Poll: Dating Tips in SL, Lilly Lacewing Reporting.


How couples make it work through distance and time…

I was tasked with finding out how to make a relationship successful in SL, since I’m happily married in RL, I sought out a few friends who had strong, healthy SL relationships. The thing about relationships in SL is that often times, the people involved have a partner at home, as well, despite a successful relationship with an SL partner. In the honor of my opinion that true love should also be completely loyal, I’ve given the most space to Hoot Wittles, and MysticallDream, a couple who are very in love, and without RL partners, quite the opposite in fact, it’s obvious to any that know them that they’re very much in love. In honor of fairness, I also included tales from those who DO have partners in RL in the interest of unbiased journalism. Here are their stories, enjoy, learn, or just savor the endorphin rush!


LillyLacewing: Would you LIKE to meet in person?

Hoot Wittels: Yes, I would very much!

mysticalldream11: Would like to one day, yes!

Hoot Wittels: We had agreed initially to give it 1 year from our relationship to do so

 LillyLacewing: Wow, that's a long commitment. Good job. :)

 Hoot Wittels: That what I thought, has been more than worth it for our growth!

LillyLacewing: How do you handle the distance, and do you ever have any problems with jealousy? I imagine it must be hard to feel so strongly for someone you can't have in the same room with you?

 Hoot Wittels: Initially, I was pretty overwhelmed and had some feeling of jealousy I guess, and wanted to meet as soon as possible - we live in the same time zone, only 5 hours away from each other.  Speaking for myself, that was soon quashed when the relationship grew so fast. We are what is called ‘Twin Flames’ that were destined to meet again, we both feel that we have been together before in other incarnations on the earth plane so to be apart now is not so different really.

mysticalldream11: It is hard sometimes but we have such a soul connection that enables me to feel him with me even when we are not together.  I so trust our love for each other that I do not often feel jealous and if it does come up I talk to Hoot about it and we will work it through by exploring ourselves, and the circumstances together on a deeper level. We both believe that life is experience, and we are both so open to really listening to each other without defensiveness, and that is a huge key.

  LillyLacewing: Wow, you both have a very mature way of approaching this. Ok, so now what I would like to hear, from each of you, is a bit of advice! What would you tell couples who feel strongly for each other, but are struggling with the strain of distance/fears/jealousy?

  Hoot Wittels: To answer your question. Advice is something that has to be asked for to be received well.  I guess if someone was to ask me I would say that one should not lean into any relationship, feel it in your heart first. What I mean when I say leaning into ones partner is to be demanding, unkind or without compassionate about their time, RL , or other needs.  I have met a few successful SL relationships that have RL partners, and SL partners, and keep it very separate. We are not that way. We are very close, closer than I have ever been with anyone in my life.

 mysticalldream11: I think every life experience is a lesson and an opportunity.  It is difficult to give advice when I do not know the life perspective that one has.  We all look at life so differently.  Sometimes people are stuck in "being right" and not keeping open to the other persons’ point of view.  I’d say “What do you want, to be right, or to love? Think of the moments you love that person, what draws you to that person.  Focus on more of the yes's than the no's. Really put yourself in the other persons’ shoes and try to feel their point of view.  These are all things that I have had to learn and with Hoot he helps keep me on track.  It is amazing to resolve issues together with him, and each time we do we grow closer.

Bliss and Rod.

Lilly: How did you two meet? 

Bliss: We met at Franks Jazz Club...Rod asked me to dance.  I had just come out of a relationship & was so not wanting another one.  I was feeling bad at the time & he was so patient with me. We chatted & sailed for the first month before we ever became romantic lol

Lilly: How long have you been together? 

Bliss: We have been together for 1 yr & 4 months

Lilly: Any advice for serious couple who want to make it in SL?

Bliss: Yes for sure... take time to get to know each other...don't rush into partnering... keep a drama free zone...SL should be fun, loving & peaceful...accept what your partner can give here, don't try to control him/her & demand more... let go of unreasonable expectations...ask for what you want & then let it go...keep things fresh & exciting, keep things fun whenever possible... spend time with friends when your partner can't be here...keeping a life of your own going in addition to the life you share with your partner helps one maintain independence even here on sl... & above all communicate your feelings, trust, respect & love one another...life could be absolutely blissful here !! :o)



Advice from ‘Granny.’ Granny is a lady who found true love on SL, and while she didn’t have time to answer all of the questions from above, she take time to sprinkle me with the following advice, on condition of anonymity of course.


Granny: “Honey, SL can only be taken as seriously as you want it to be, so my advice, find someone who’s as into you as you are into them, and don’t tell your husband!”

Friday, January 29, 2016

*** NEW LOCATION*** Spotlight on CFNM COCKBAR- Adult Entertainment Where Women are Treated with Respect - Lanai Jarrico Reporting




As a virtual world journalist it is my job to take one for the team and go into establishments that might make conservatives raise an eyebrow. I’m not much of a prude and don’t really care about the opinions of people who are quick to make assumptions about my character without knowing who I am. With that said, I want to share with my readers something special about the Second Life culture and what we all have in our human nature. We are born curious. We all have needs- some of which remain hidden behind closed doors for fear of judgement or rejection, while others follow their needs openly and without fear of what others think.


It is a fact that we should all live our lives to the fullest- Whether it be in our real world or in Second Life. Some choose not to and that is their problem, not mine.

eye candy


There is a place on the Adult side of the grid rightfully name COCKBAR. The grand title speaks for itself. It is a CFNM (clothed female-naked male) establishment. Popular among Europeans, it gives women a place to relax and let go of their inhibitions in Second Life. The men are stripped down to their bare asses and assets, while the ladies are the main focus. Unlike a strip club where tips are the purpose for entertainment and a good performance, this club puts no pressure on the ladies to open up their purses. The atmosphere is laid back and the men practice the utmost respect. No random IMz asking for sex-They simply wait patiently for a lady to make her choice.


Owners, Prixie (prixiprimrose) and  Dixie (bunnykins) established COCKBAR in November of 2015. Since the grand opening it has been very active on a daily basis.  I sat down with them to learn more about their venue and what made it so wildly successful in such a short period of time.




Interview with Prixie and Dixie


Hi Ladies! I have been meaning to sit you two down for a while to talk about the COCKBAR. I have come in and observed the atmosphere on a few occasions and each time my experience has  been great.  I must say I am very impressed. What inspired you to create this venue?


Prixie/Dixie: We felt that the CFNM genre could be better served with a fresh look at what people really wanted, ourselves included. Drawing from our SL club experiences and listening to people's responses when asked what they liked and didn't like, we put together a list of "wills and won'ts" when planning this venue.


Lanai: The atmosphere is so laid back and relaxed. What type of rules do you enforce to keep the COCKBAR running this smooth?


Prixie/Dixie: We stay faithful to the CFNM ethos and expect our visitors to respect just four rules:-
1) Men do NOT message the ladies without asking permission.
2) Men must be mostly naked ie accessories may be worn.
3) No escorting or begging for tips.
4) AOs MUST be worn when not dancing.


Lanai: The men that frequent the bar are always so well mannered despite being completely naked surrounded by beautiful women. How do you find such obedient men? Do you provide special training?


Prixie/Dixie: The majority of men who play with us display good manners and common sense. They understand what the Cockbar is about and fit into the roleplay easily. Some visitors need our help to understand and sadly a few men need our help finding the exit.


Lanai: I also noticed, I am not bombarded by IMz from men when I come here. I like that I can come to a venue without being accosted.


Prixie/Dixie: We react firmly if a guest makes a complaint regarding the abuse of this rule. Ladies should be able to relax with us and not receive IMs unless they wish it.

COCKBAR


What secrets can you share with our readers about maintaining this successful establishment?


Prixie/Dixie: We treat adults as adults and expect them to respect us for that.


Lanai: Aside from these seriously sexy men dancing with the ladies. What other experiences does the COCKBAR offer guests?


Prixie/Dixie: We have a growing list of DJs providing excellent music shows around the clock. There are well equipped "Fun rooms" provided free to guests which cater to many adult tastes. Our Bar is a very real working bar for people to sit, relax and chat over a drink. I would say the most important experience is how people can meet up and share time here together in a friendly, sexy and fun atmosphere.



Lanai: How would you define the men who work at  COCKBAR. Are they escorts?


Prixie/Dixie: NO! Our men are here because they want to show off their bodies for the entertainment of the Ladies. They like to chat, flirt and generally have adult fun with an adoring audience.


Lanai: I noticed there aren’t any tip jars around aside from the DJ? I have to say that is very different than most venues I’ve seen on the grid. Ladies aren't encouraged to tip the men?


Prixie/Dixie: Not at all. We actively forbid tipping here. The Cockbar is NOT a strip club.


Lanai: Are you hiring? If so, what positions and traits are you looking for?


Prixie/Dixie: We don't actually "Hire" dancers. Men who meet our standards of appearance are free to join our group and spend time entertaining in the club. They need to be sexy, fun people who enjoy socialising.


Lanai surrounded by sexy dancers


Lanai: This is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or a girls night out.  Do you host private parties and events?


Prixie/Dixie: Up to now the parties we've been asked to host have been integrated into the club activities which gives more people the chance to join the fun.


Lanai: Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers about COCKBAR?


Prixie/Dixie: Yes. The Cockbar has only been open for two months. We have new and innovative events in the pipeline, as yet unveiled, to keep our guests entertained for a long time to come. Watch this space :)


Thank you for taking the time to do this interview. I look forward to visiting again and congratulations on such a successful venue.


Cockbar Guest/Dancer Reviews


SLE Asked some guests and dancers what they thought about the COCKBAR and here is what they had to say:


Noa


GUEST/DJ- ๖ۣۣۜNOA (sherylangel)
๖ۣۣۜNOA (sherylangel) stated, “ I was searching on the events tab for a live singer.. and then pop up an event posted by DJ Rudy who was playing blues, and I love blues so I tp’d here to peek.  when I landed here I was like WOW hehe. I was usually at the NMCF Mansion a long time ago but left because it turned into a boring place.  And I been working as Dancer at OLD LAR'S House for more than a year loving that place. COCKBAR is a mix of both, Mansion-Lars plus the people who I met around here are very very nice and kind so I feel like I’m at home. The dancers are so kind treating us with respect and the most important thing is they are very funny and love to play.
I will be DJing here soon and proud to join the family =)





Lyndsey


GUEST- Lyndsey (lyndsey.diesel)
Lyndsey (lyndsey.diesel) said,  “I love the atmosphere and music of Cockbar. I can't resist to start dancing , the guys here are always so nice and hot”



Mena


DANCER- Mena (Menacier)


Mena states,  “It's an environment where I enjoy social interaction first and foremost.  Secondly, I have a naturally sensual erotic mind so dancing like I do for women is really the opportunity to find other people who think like I do and similarly have erotic tendencies. I really looking for the opportunity to share that with someone. .... And honestly it goes from Audrey to eclectic from skanky to classy so you get to meet women who are just very open and some that are very closed.  It's a potpourri of good engagement with great people....of course there are some that are just awful but its just like in life it's a nice social interaction that can become highly erotic. There is this part of me as a man who enjoys pleasuring a woman in such a way as that it becomes a fantastic memory of her. What's great too is there's no money or Lindens exchanged it's just the opportunity to enjoy another person's company and because I'm bisexual it gets into MMF opportunities as well so it's just all around fun really”.

Anvar


DANCER- Anvar Tisane


Anvar Tisane shared,  “I'm submissive male and dancing naked for Women excites me a lot, Miss.” *smiles*
Rudy
DANCER- RudyPatterson


Lanai: Why did you choose to dance here and what do you think of the atmosphere?
RudyPatterson said, “The concept is one of the best I've seen in SL in a long time  I come here  alot and there are a number activities  to enjoy.  The owners Prixie and Dixie  know how to run a good club and the theme is what it is so it take the curious, the “doers” as  I call them and the teasers .  But it's a great place. The owners have a gold mine here.”


Troy


DANCER- Troy Vettriano
Lanai Jarrico: What made you want to be a dancer here and what can you tell me about the atmosphere that you like so much?
Troy Vettriano (troyvettriano) stated, “I am a relative newcomer to this club, but I liked the idea of dancing naked as a man, for the benefit of a woman's pleasure and fun. The atmosphere here is friendly there is an underlying feeling of mischief and naughtiness, which I like! It suits my character and personality.”


Additional information




Group: Prixie 'n Dixie's CFNM Cock Bar
secondlife:///app/group/b2aea2c9-d69a-140c-6aa4-e5aaa2807ab2/about


If you have been to the COCKBAR, leave your review in the comment box below!

GizzA Creations: Temperatures are Dropping Fast and the need for Warm Winter Apparel is Growing.



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Designed to suit both men and women, this is one of those wardrobe essentials you will love to have in your closet.. 

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Night of Motown By DJ Rocky AT DADDY-O's Thursday January 28th 6:00 - 8:00 PM


                                http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Almost%20Paradise/75/88/21

Join DJ Rocky for a Night of Motown! This is guaranteed to be a fun night of great 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!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

AVIE POLL: Cheating in SL- Keep Them Or Lose them?- Dragonmaster Mistwalker Reporting...


                          
I have seen many discussions started by a simple Truthball question.  Is sex in SL considered cheating if you are married in RL or does it count because it`s just an avatar? Also,  should you dump the person or forgive them? 

The way I see it is if both parties know what the other is doing in SL, they have rules, boundaries and they are adhered that is not cheating.

 However, if one side of the couple is doing it behind the others back or lying to either their partner or the person they are doing things with in second life that is cheating. 

So. that being said I`m heading out to get opinions from Sl residents about how they would handle lying and cheating.


Dragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): if you partner cheats on you would you forgive them or would you dump them?

finn Somerset: hmmm, I would dump him...nods.

Dragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): if your partner cheats on you would you forgive them or  dump them?

LYN (littlelyn.claremont): dump them.

Dragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): if your partner cheats on you would you forgive them or would you dump them?

MoRgaine (morgaine.faith): It's hard to say... depends on the bond, how long you've been together, your history as a couple... SL can provide a lot of temptation.  Once trust is broken, it's extremely difficult to gain it back.  I guess it really depends on how worth it you feel the relationship is worth fighting for... but that's just me, I'm a romantic at heart. :-).

Olivia

Dragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): if your partner cheated on you would you forgive them or dump them?

 Olivia (oliviadoolittle): dump them but it depends if I was married to them for 3 years or something I might forgive them.

Dragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): if your partner cheated on you would you forgive them or dump them?

mustang Silvershade: depends if i can be big enough and forgive.


Dragon Mistwalker (dragonmaster.mistwalker): if your partner cheated on you would you forgive them or dump them?

Dessario: it depends how the relationship was defined... I do not believe monogamy is healthy in the long run, so if we were open I would be okay with it.


For most of the people I talked to they would dump their partner. I would agree that it depends on the relationship and the people involved, how strong the relationship is, and whether you can get past the cheating.

 For some i`m sure forgiving makes for a stronger relationship while for others they can`t deal with the hurt and choose to leave the other person.


What are your thoughts on this topics?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Seanchai Library Opens "Crazy Eights" Celebration on LEA 9 January 31st at 1:30pm SLT





LEA 9, Second Life – Seanchai Library is kicking off its 2016 celebration of stories and spoken word on Linden Endowment for the Arts region 9, which has been granted to the Library for the winter and spring months.  The grand opening of "Crazy Eights" on LEA 9 has been announced for Sunday, January 31st at 1:30pm featuring Miguel de Cervantes "Don Quixote" and the work of Seanchai founder Derry McMahon: Don Quixote in Words and Images.

The event is open to the public and will include English-translation selections from the classic story presented by Ms. McMahon and Bear Silvershade in the Crazy Eights Eastern Meadow.  Guests will be free to sit near a tempting windmill, or wander among McMahon's photo series inspired by the great quest of Cervantes' hero.  The collection of Second Life photography was first seen as part of the Fine Arts Tour (FIAT) in 2014.  The Crazy Eights installation includes some of the original show, and additional images which were not part of the FIAT exhibition.



"Living at the intersection of reality and illusion, Don Quixote is one of the most beloved literary characters. On his eternal quest to make the world a better place, he sees the world as it should be: peasants become gentlefolk, windmills transform into evil giants and in a barmaid he sees the soul of the lady of his dream.

"Where we see darkness and despair, he sees light, hope, and always, adventure. What better character to explore Second Life, probing a world created entirely from the stuff of our imagination? Truly a stranger in a strange land, these images take Quixote on a journey from the comical through the heartrending.  Travel alongside the Don as he tangles with The Great Enchanter (windmills), and discovers SL sights that are familiar, and yet...not.”  

February will commence weekly live programming by Seanchai Library at Crazy Eights, while continuing programming at their home parcel on the Bradley University region.  All times SLT and all events in voice.  Events include: 

  • The Featured Book Area will begin its first book series at 7pm on Thursday, February 4th with Chief Storyteller Shandon Loring and Tracey Garvis Graves' NYT Best-Selling "On The Island." Loring has created a 360 degree environment inspired by Graves' work, filled with links and scripted surprises.
  • The popular "Tea Time at Baker Street" Sunday series will begin "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" with it's first adventure "The Empty House" on February 7th at 1:30pm. The Baker Street area of Crazy Eights will include the "Holmes & Watson Gallery", a book shop with links to Conan Doyle's canon, and references to other Holmesian locations around the grid.



Connecting the six different venue areas on Crazy Eights is the Story Forest. "It is the connective tissue that brings all of this together," said lead Seanchai staffer Caledonia Skytower." We were looking for a means to draw all the different story venues together with a visual reflection of our journey of the last eight years."  The staff created that environmental representation inspired by artworks created for books, especially the chromatic richness of N.C. Wyeth's illustrations.

A winding path of books leads explorers through a wood and meadow populated with "Story Stations." At each station are visual story elements and a link post. By clicking on the image at the top of the post, guests can be connected with either the text of the story, or information about the story online.  Skytower relates, " Some of the stories may be familiar, some may not, and some may be stories that people have forgotten that they knew. Some are folktales, and some are beloved works of literature. Its a mix of tales from around the world, and we will trade different stations in and out even after opening. So the journey will always be a little different."

Information on Seanchai Library schedules and programs, as well as links to Seanchai's social media presence can be found online at http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/

Seanchai Library (Shanna-key, which means "Storyteller" in Irish.) was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. Thousands of stories, and hundreds of authors later, the program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations: "We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life." "Crazy Eights" refers to the Library celebrating its eighth anniversary this year.



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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Lanai Jarrico Reporting from Northeast Pennsylvania- Blizzard 2016


The good news is we still have electricity in my area with a record snowfall of 30 inches. I would say our area was slammed pretty hard by this blizzard aside from the flooding that occurred along the New Jersey Shore. So far 19 lives have been reported lost along the Eastern Seaboard and 5 deaths reported in New York due to heart attacks from shoveling. 

If you are in an area that was hit by this storm it is advised to stay off the roads so the plow crews can do their job as well for your own safety. Also, don't over exert yourself while clearing your walkways. 

  Looking out my window at the aftermath- I'm definitely snowed in thanks not only to the storm itself but by the city who kindly piled a mountain of snow right in my driveway! 


Be safe people and keep warm!


-Lanai Jarrico

Touring SL’s Breathtaking Locations- Lanai Jarrico Reporting...


At the Hollywood Airport awaiting my pilot

Second Life is a place of enchantment and wonder if you take the time to explore. The grid is full of creativity, some of which makes me stop in awe at the beauty that surrounds me. Let’s take a tour of some of the breathtaking views and replicated monuments I have come across while exploring.


Tempura Island


Japan- Tempura Island


This has got to be one of my favorite places when it comes to scenic landscapes. It has stood the test of time in Second Life due to its creativity and relaxing atmosphere with great traffic. Built in 2004, this magnificent location also has a golden corridor leading to the grand ballroom. Perfect for romantic dates.
If you haven't been to Tempura Island, it is a must see.




Romantic Gardens and Art gallery


Romantic Gardens and Art Gallery


Owned by The Wandering Group, this location is absolutely gorgeous. Upon landing you are whisked away by the calming sounds as your eyes wander around a beautifully design landscape. From an abundance of  vibrant foliage and a stunning waterfall feeding a shimmering lake, It is the perfect location for a romantic date, exploring, photography or just meditating. Don’t forget to check out the art on display in the gallery.



Lady Liberty

The Statue of Liberty


This Statue is a national monument and a symbol of Freedom and Liberty.  She was a gift given to the United States from France; officially unveiled in a dedication ceremony by President Grover Cleveland in 1886. It is nice to see real world monuments replicated in Second Life. Created by Liberty Tesla, It gives sl residents from all over the world an opportunity to take a virtual tour of something real. If you have never been to the real Statue of Liberty in New York, take some time to visit it in Second life.




on the Nile River
Ancient Egypt/Amarna


I have always been fascinated by ancient history and artifacts found all over the world. They give us a window to peek into and discover interesting things about our past. In Second Life you can teleport to another time and place, like when the Pyramids were being constructed. Explore this ancient Egyptian village along the Nile and imagine what it must have been like.





Macchu Picchu


Macchu Picchu 3D- The Legendary Inca Village
Machu Picchu has always been one of my favorite ancient sites to read about or watch on documentaries. What interests me the most is how on earth was this village constructed at such a high altitude with such precision. it’s absolutely amazing what our ancient ancestors were capable of.  To see a replica in Second life really got me excited. It truly is a site to marvel at.



Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal


The Taj Mahal is a great symbol of Love. It is a mausoleum built in 1648 from ivory-white marble  located in the Indian City of Agra. It is the final resting place for Emperor Shah Jahan’s favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal.  Be sure to put this place in your SL travel Itinerary.





Do you have any place you want me to explore and highlight? Let me know in the comment box below!

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