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Monday, February 22, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON DREAM ISLAND - A LITTLE GEM OF A PLACE FOR ALL YOU SAILORS AND AIRPLANE LOVERS - ROXY MYSTIC REPORTING

 I read somewhere that sailboats symbolize journey and adventure and they are also associated with being carried along by the “breath of life”. I think the same rings true for flying as well; to be able to pierce through the white cotton candy skies and feel free. Second Life makes all these exciting dreams come true. For a short while, you can be the Captain of your ship or plane and enjoy fun adventures.  Since waterways in SL have no ban lines, the Blake Sea is a paradise for sailing and also for flying. Finding a perfect place to drop and sail in this case fly as well can be challenging and expensive at times.

                           

I was very thrilled to explore Dream Island which is accessible to the Blake Sea and meet with the owner DJ Don. At first glance you can see the owner is very proud of his opulent seaside community, the added details did not go unnoticed such as gas pumps for the boats, a marina, beach areas, a club, apartments, cottages, and a large airport! My eyes were very busy scanning the whole area. Dream Island is also associated with GTFO, (Get The Freight Out) which is a hud based game in Second Life for people who enjoy traveling around the grid in planes, boats, trucks, trains, helicopters, and more.

Roxy Mystic: Hi Don, it is a pleasure to meet with you to discuss this little gem of a place you have here! I will admit I love sailing so seeing all of this makes me smile. Can you please tell me about your little slice of paradise?

DJ Don: Hello Roxy, above us is the airport, the club here is located on the west marina and there is an east side channel with cottages. The airport is GTFO available and then I have the apartments overlooking the ocean and airport. I am renting plane tie downs, hangers, apartments, cottages, houseboats, underwater homes and boat slips. All apartments and cottages come with locking doors. I have 3 main rules: no ban lines, no orbs, and nothing built above the home. I have a few places rented and I am happy to say that planes and choppers are flying in and out all day.

Roxy Mystic: You are such a busy man Don and if all that was not enough I understand you are also a DJ? I really like that you made the Dream Island Rocker Club open like this so people can sit here, party, and still see passing boats and the ocean. Tell me a bit about yourself and how Dream Island became your passion.


DJ Don: I had a place on the mainland, rented apartments and I never knew you could fly or boat in here. When I found out, I had to have my own. I was looking for land for an airport and a marina then I found a small section of an airport area which was abandoned so I purchased it from linden. I started building a small airport then slowly 1 by 1 more property became available and I bought it up. I have many boats, ships, and aircraft. It's fun! As for DJing, I've been doing it in RLC for 10 years so I am looking forward to getting known here.

Roxy Mystic:  I did look at your rental fees and to be honest they are very affordable. A cottage that size with a place to dock your boat too for only 349L is quite amazing. And you have boat houses for rent as well. But what got my attention is the underwater home! It's not for mermaids, it's actually a home that is underwater! So this is really like a small village for all the plane and boat enthusiasts! So why are your prices so amazingly low?

DJ Don:  I have checked prices around and I'm trying to keep them about the same or lower, in most cases, they are lower. People can use my furniture or theirs. I have rez zones at both the airport and marina where people can rez and it's a safe zone so their aircraft or boats will not delete while they are here.  I hope to build a nice community here.



Roxy Mystic: I guess based on the name of the club, it's not hard to guess that you are a rocker Don! Talk to me about the Dream Island Rock Club and what are your plans here.

DJ Don: Yes, Classic Rock, my live stream plays here and it streams in 137 countries. I am live of course when I have an event. We may be looking for DJs and hosts in the future too.  I am hoping to be here at the Dream Island Rock Club every Friday.

Roxy Mystic: I noticed you have stores here as well. Do you have more storage space available in case someone wishes to rent here?

DJ Don: Yes, stores are for rent too. I have affiliate clothes in them now but more can be made available.




Roxy Mystic:  I get the impression you are a very flexible person if someone wants to do something they can discuss it with you?

DJ Don:  Yes, like the plane hangers, there were 3 there and one renter wanted something bigger so I removed 2 of them and built him an area. He fell in love with it and I even put a name on it for him. I get good feedback from visitors. I also rented 2 plane parking areas 2 days ago to a girl and she was so excited she found this place, she loves it!

Roxy Mystic: So you run this whole place on your own? You are basically the mayor, police, air traffic control, and also entertainer!

DJ Don: Yes, I have a friend (Willow) known her for 12 years from RLC and she is around to help people when I'm not available.




Roxy Mystic: If I was to ask you Don what do you like the most here and no cheating you can only pick one! Sailing, Flying, DJing, or something else?

DJ Don:  OMG! Really I got to choose one? I guess flying but building all this is great fun.

At the end of the interview, Don offered me a nice helicopter ride. It was my first time up in the air and I truly enjoyed flying around and getting a good view of the area. DJ Don is a very friendly person with a good heart, I can tell he is very passionate about Dream Island. If you have any boating or aviation questions I am sure Don will be happy to assist you. In the meantime, I recommend you visit Dream Island and explore this quaint seaside community and perhaps make it your home!

Additional Information:
LM to Dream Island: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Charamillon/170/91/33

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