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Showing posts with label October 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label October 2010. Show all posts

Saturday, October 30, 2010

SPORTS & LEISURE: Grim Babies!! _Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

A-Roooooooooooooooooooooooo.... don't be shocked to see a werewolf at Grim Babies!

I try to bring you to spooky or disturbing places during the Halloween season. While hunting for one of those, I found a place called Grim babies. Here it is:

The Grim Orphanage is nothing if not disturbing. You can read the backstory below, but I'll tell you that they have a Funhouse, a Haunted House, and an Orphanage that should cover you in the Spookiness category for one Halloween.

The story of the Grim Orphanage.

Monday, October 25, 2010

SL VENUES:Nicci Winsmore's World of Art and Fashion - Sandy Demina Reporting....

Nicci Winsmore-Trees in light
Staff Reporter
• Monday, October 25, 2010
  Through the experimentation of forms, of colors and of textures all artists try to communicate their emotions and Second Life is a great place for all the ones caught up by their (first) life and who ended up doing something different... to their regrets.

This is the story of one of them, Nicci Winsmore has been enjoying art since she was very young. Her aunt even bought her a sketch book when she was about ten, feeling that she might do something with it.

But her true love was born when a professional photographer visited her high school and talked about his profession. This was it and she thereafter pursued photography as a passion.

Nicci Winsmore (aka Nicole Perrot) loves representing nature through her viewfinder. She has been taking pictures in various parts of the USA including California and New Mexico. She tries to keep her photography as real as possible without using any enhancements except for contrast and light with Photoshop. What you see is mostly what you should get. Her influences are many but her main one is Ansel Adams.  
Nicci runs now in Second Life a sim named" World of art and fashion"( ).It’s a very friendly place with a great atmosphere, where she lays down a stream-of-consciousness cascade of photographica priced by the yard.Worth a look.All art work in her gallery is original and catchy.

Currently she assembled a mix of new artists as well as old favorites: Fiona Letner, Oxil Zane, Toad Laloix, Ichiko Miles, Soul Yheng, Sandralee Palianta, , Ganso Artis, Giovanna Cerise, Tegan Jenvieve, Carley Noonan, Kyr Art/GeejAnn Blackadder, Artman Diavolo and Madison Arnahan.Nicci of course display in her gallery her works too.
We had a conversation about her (second) life and her passions.

SPORTS & LEISURE: The Mulberry Horror - Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

The guys chase Stacey around everywhere... unfortunately, they're undead.
You might like this place....

SPORTS & LEISURE: Make Your Own Virtual New Hampshire! - Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

Stacey waits for The Great Pumpkin
I realize it's like mid-October... it's last minute. But if you need to make your sim look like October in the spookiest corner of New Hampshire, I can help you out.

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: The World of Crap Mariner

How to describe R. Crap Mariner ?: Writer, Broadcasters, Actor, Satirist, Gadfly. I sit staring at the pages of material I have amassed trying to figure out precisely where to begin. Outside the wind howls, the rain pelts against the windows, and the trees rustle and sway. I give up and take a nap. Crap would appreciate that. Two hours later, I am back at it . . . Crap is simply unlike anyone I have ever met in my entire life. He is a creative force of nature: abstract random with a purpose. Crap Mariner always makes my head spin, and leaves me wondering what just hit me.

SL ARTS AND LITERATURE: Libraries Can be a Scream!

Who says Librarians are boring? Even virtual Librarians hold the stigma of the little ladies, their hair worn unfashionably tight, with the remarkable ability to humble a grown person with an icy glare over the top of their glasses and a pointed “Shhhh!” No such thing! The Librarians on Info Island have created hauntingly fun “Halloween Scream” on Info Island and will be celebrating this most “spookable” time of year on Friday, October 29th at 6pm SLT with the TX950 - Halloween Scream Costume Party.

The library sciences community in Second Life has embraced the virtual world as a tool to expand resources, and invigorate the library experience. Yes, you can find virtual card catalogues, which are about as imposing at the real kind. You can also find creative environments that enliven a particular subject matter or idea by making in immersive and interactive – encouraging you to explore.

Monday, October 18, 2010

MUSIC SPOTLIGHT : Mommaluv Skytower- Sandy Demina reporting

Staff Reporter
• Monday, October 18, 2010

    Mommaluv Skytower is from Pennsylvania and is an electronic artist/poetess who uses her voice as a pen and her music as paper creating globally fused artistic musical compositions that invite you into her mind.
She's from Philadelphia where she attended a magnet music school and then graduated from there, so she has been playing music for a really long time , mainly violin, guitar, and piano.

She has been in several bands since the age of 14 and, after a 7 year hiatus, at the age of 20 she got back into it when she was 27.

However she has let her skills there lapse, as her medium now is sound design with the invention of computers. "I have stayed faithful to this method -Mommaluv says -over the years, as I like to make my own sounds – either from loops I make using my Pro88 & Roland keyboards, which then bring into my production program. I also use my vocals and make them sound like instruments- tweaking them with plug-ins. And when I want a more traditional sound I collaborate with people that are much better at playing instruments than myself and then apply the same method- so I can stylize the sound as I want to hear it. "

When I asked her to describe her style she told me how she arrived, in 2005, to self-proclaim it as (a)VANTRONIK (m)AYHEM : "While having a conversation with a friend as we were trying to figure out how to market my songs on the net- so it would stand out from the rest. As we spoke, we looked at the genres that formed my style- electronica, acoustic, the avante guarde, psychedelia, spoken word and chaos. And then I took the genres and tried to mesh all the words together and decided on (a)(m) mews – which had more flexibility to play with- shortly after I saw music sites coming up with similarly named genres & thought that was cool- as the standard genres now had expansion for those of us that do not fit into anyone genre!"

Mommaluv says that she considers herself a songstress, not a singer since she likes to use her voice more theatrical than traditional , floating her music around her written poetry:further more she always hated being called a singer: her earlier years involved with music were quite traumatic and frustrating, due to the fact that record labels and mainstream producers she worked with always tried to make her sound like the famous singers at the time, quite nerving definitely. So she decided to refrain from anything remotely “mainstream”, producers, and labels...

SPORTS & LEISURE- pookiness!! ~Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

Stacey thinks that if she stands around this long ejough, she'll get Hanukkah presents.... Stacey isn't that intelligent.
Staff Reporter
• Monday, October 18, 2010
If you play SL a lot, and let Halloween go by without visiting a bunch of Haunted Houses....well, you deserve whatever eggs you get hit with on All Hallowed Eve.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

SPORTS & LEISURE- Who Killed Cheergirl? ~Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

All good detectives start at the scene of the crime... especially when it is the Bimbo Cheerleaders sorority house
Halloween is a time of mystery.

The dead walk the earth, witches stir a cauldron, kids egg your house, you eat 4.7 pounds of candy and have a tummyache until Thanksgiving... Halloween goes from scary to annoying and back.

Halloween is also about stalking, kidnapping, and murdering Bimbo Cheerleaders... preferably for cash and prizes!

The Bimbo Cheerleaders are showing their Halloween spirit by sponsoring a contest. It seems that Cheergirl Allen, the titular head of The Bimbo Cheerleaders group, has come up missing.

Of course, no avatar worth his or her salt will allow such a travesty to go unchecked. It's up to you to hunt down and find Cheergirl.

Start here- 

Monday, October 11, 2010

SL VENUES: Graine Macbain and her "Azure" dream in Second Life- Sandy Demina Reporting...

Staff Reporter
• Monday, October 11, 2010
You are almost guaranteed a good night out at the Azure Club, house of smooth sounds and cool time.
Pick the right night and you are likely to see one band you desperately try and remember the name of the next morning amongst the four or five who usually play each gig night. There is a relaxed vibe with an open-minded clientele who all have an obvious love of live music, which is appreciated by the bands, many of who are starting out their careers, who regularly pull out all the stops here. 

SPORTS & LEISURE: Affordable Beachfront Hotel - Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

A seagull's view of Tropical Sound Paradise...
Staff Reporter
• Monday, October 11, 2010
I like to pass nice little deals on to my readers now and then... I can kick some Sports info to you, or I can lead you to Leisure.

I manage to play SL without putting any RL money into it. I'd have a hard time explaining it (investing money on SL) to my husband, who thinks of a computer as a strange box that sits on my desk which can summon box scores and Led Zeppelin songs when he asks me to have it do so.

Like everyone else, I'd like to have a house of my very own here on SL. Unfortunately, one only makes so much money writing/stripping and so forth. It's hard to make enough money to rent a house without investing IRL money into it.

I'm fairly cheap on SL. Not by design... Lanai pays well, and I'm hardly poor. I just don't spend wildly, and I love bargains. I paused while writing this article because the SLE Media Group coughed up a LM to a place that sells gowns for 10 Ls. We'll get to them (Passion For Fashion) some other time. The point is that I live conservatively.

Besides, I don't really need a whole house. All I see me doing with one is changing, hiding, and writing this column. I have very little sex for someone who goes to the places I go looking as I do. Thousands of Ls would be a terrible waste if it went to renting me a house.

All I really need is a room, a bed, and a desk. A view helps, too. For the money I'm willing to spend for a place, I can't be picky. But if I hunt around some, I find the things I want.

Happily, I found such a place. I actually rented a room here, so you'll be my neighbor if you come by. Let's check out Tropical Sound Paradise.

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: Avatar Repertory Presents Timeless OEDIPUS REX

The Avatar Repertory Theater has one more weekend of performances remaining to their latest production, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and it is a performance well worth your time and your $L. Fresh on the heels of a sellout performance of Alice in WonderSland, Avatar Repertory Theater explores a battle between fate, power, and love through the ancient story of King Oedipus and Queen Jocasta. Audiences will be immersed in ancient Thebes, which has been brought to life in vibrant color by the Avatar Repertory creative team.

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: ANY VIRTUAL INK - Dubhna Rhiadra weaves journeys in Second Life

Think about it! Storytelling in a virtual world: people sitting at computers controlling avatars who are sitting somewhere in a virtual environment and listening to someone tell or read a story. On the face of it there’s one reaction – Boring! That’s a lot of sitting! But the wonder of spoken stories in Second Life (SL) comes from one magical source alone, and that is the ability of a voice to enchant, express, and transport you away from all that sitting to somewhere you have never been before. I have heard a gaggle of “storytellers” in Second Life performing audible stories. No matter how you dress it up, if the voice is about as expressive as a paper sack it doesn’t matter what the storyteller is presenting. Of the people doing traditional telling in English on the grid, few can match Welsh-based storyteller Dubhna Rhiadra for her ability to capture your fancy with her voice alone, and spirit you away to another realm all together as she weaves a tale.

Monday, October 4, 2010

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Zerbie Magic's second chance in Second Life- Sandy Demina Reporting...

Staff Reporter
• Monday, October 04, 2010
Zerbie Magic was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She has been singing in real life for 13 years, and recently started performing in Second Life where she can realize her mission of "singing to the World."
Zerbie's passion is music and she is thrilled to be able to sing full time. She is doing what she loves to do and does soooo well. Fall in love as your soul is renewed by her music.... by a voice that is rich, smooth, powerful and sweet!

Zerbie sings covers of musicians such as Toni Braxton, Sarah McLachlan, and Savage Garden, with an original tune or two thrown in to the mix!! Her unique and varied style cross genres to include R&B, Pop, and Jazz.
Here below the text of our conversartion...

SPORTS & LEISURE: MUSIC- Covering The Cover Bands -Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

Phoenix laying down the Rock Law at the fabulous Highland Arena
Staff Reporter
• Monday, October 04, 2010
I thought I'd use the Leisure part of this column to show some love for the Cover Bands on SL.

A cover band is someone who assumes some of the persona of a famous IRL band (no offense to SL artists, but I haven't seen a Jak Streeter cover band yet) and performs their show for a crowd. No attempt is made to fool the audience into thinking John Lennon or Jimi Hendrix had returned from the dead.

The bands covered aren't always dead. I think all of the guys from KISS are still alive, although- with the facepaint- they could easily hide a replacement. They could be on their 8th guitarist for all I know.

The SL Enquirer is not afraid of cover bands. We had a Guns n Roses cover band in our old Friday Night Conversation feature. Slash was identical...although, when Slash spoke, he sounded like a woman from Missouri. Motherf*cker could sling the axe, though...

Some bands don't bother trying to dress up as the band. I can understand this, and can agree with and enjoy the concept of playing the music as a tribute. I also agree that there is no need for a second, say, Ozzy.

Now... I give to you....Phoenix!

I know some of the Phoenix girls from my gym, so I'll just run their notecard for you.


Announcing a new subscriber group in SL which has recently opened: STORIES UNLIMITED! Subscriber groups, like hippo-groups, are run by kiosk networks within the grid and allow residents to get information without adding an additional standard group to their profile. Like a mailing list for a real world magazine or a service like Netflix, it is subscribed to or unsubscribed to as the resident wishes. STORIES UNLIMITED! announced Sunday that it was open for subscriber enrollment, for kiosk placement at venues interested in being part of the network, and for posting requests from individual venues and presenters.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

SPORTS & LEISURE- SFL, Second Football League in SL First Pre-Season Game, Attempt #1 - Courtesy of

• Saturday, October 02, 2010

Saturday, October 02, 2010
Video Description:

This is the SFL, Second Football League in SL, run by Romeo Torvalar. This is the league's first attempt at a pre-season game with players, fans, and cheerleaders. Hyped as the "best football in SL" and "Madden style football in SL," this in my opinion is a disaster ... I'll let you be the judge though. I am free to post this video under "fair use" laws, as it is being used for "news reporting" and "criticism."

Fair use is a doctrine in United States copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship.

Other Reading...  ... (note the comments at the bottom) ... ...

Second Life, SL, and Linden Lab are trademarks of Linden Research Inc, "SportsFanInSL" is not affiliated with or sponsored by Linden Research.
SFL, Second Football League, formerly known as SLFL, Second Life Football League, are possibly trademarks of Romeo Torvalar (or not), either way "SportsFanInSL" is not affiliated with or sponsored by SFL.

Music is "Headding for the Battle" Royalty Free by  — Associated Press

Friday, October 1, 2010

SPORTS & LEISURE: SFL Shows And Proves- Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

Do Whatever You Have To Do To Get To The Game Tonight
Staff Reporter
• Friday, October 01, 2010

The seats are filling up... The smell of fresh cut green. Stomping feet as the Cheerleaders for both the Raiders and the Texans cheer on the crowds. Loud music. The Smell of Hot Dogs and Nachos. The crowd holds it breath and its KICK OFF!!!!!!!! Come on down Friday Night, Oct. 1st 5pm SLT as we celebrate with our first exhibition game Hurricane Raiders vs Wicked Texans at the SFL Stadium. Wear your Team colors and come support your friends and the SFL!!
The Who:
 Hurrican Raiders vs. Wicked Texans

The What:
 "Friday Night Lights" Game - The SFL's first pre-season game

The When:
Friday, October 1, 2010 at 5 p.m. SLT

The Where:

The Why:
Because everyone is ready for some football!!

If you have any questions, please refer to Rachel Carstensz. We hope to see you there!