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Showing posts with label Orchids Zenovka. Show all posts
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

SL Business Interview and Advice - Orchids Zenovka Reporting….

Part 1:

Trying to practice Business without knowledge is like sailing an uncharted sea. I talked to some avis, who have managed to make a success of themselves in business in SL and yet have not forgotten who they were to start out with and have remained true to themselves. These are honest detailed interviews, though lighthearted at times. While it is true that business is dull facts and sheets, there is nothing to stop us from having some fun. Understanding the minds behind the ones who have made a strong business can sometimes be more rewarding than trying to look for easy “tips and tricks” to be successful overnight.
So here’s the candid and amazing Pixy and another secret avi for you artists out there … read on!

View of a Designer

Orchids Zenovka: αмαɭϮнєα Ɗ ɭα Crσι aka Pixy.Snook ; you are a successful blogger and businesswoman in SL. Thank you for spending time out with us to talk shop :).

Pixy.Snook:  You are SO welcome! I'm honored really. I never expected to be doing an interview.

Orchids: Who’s αмαɭϮнєα Ɗ ɭα Crσι?

Pixy:  I am me. I'm sugar and spice and everything nice. Toss in some sparkles, something shiny, lots of color, mix in some love, shake it all up and that’s me. The RL me has pink hair, piercings and tattoos - I know many in SL have these but are perfectly 'normal' in RL. I embrace this in RL and SL but I can. I've always held down a job, and had a relatively prosperous career WITH my pink hair but I also have the personality to back it up. I'm cosmo Goth geek, with a smidge of bubble Goth mixed in. I think this tends to reflect in my designs. Oh Ohhh and the name Amalthea - that’s the name of The Last Unicorn, a great cheesy 80's animated movie, the Lady Amalthea. Teenie bit a triva in there I guess and one of my favorite movies.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Independence Day Celebrations in Second Life- July 4th - Orchids Zenovka reporting ….

Happy Birthday to the United States of America! July is full of days to celebrate...

For those of you who may not be aware, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The United States is a diverse nation with diverse people. Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, fireworks and family gatherings.

The Canadian Independence day is celebrated on July 1 and here’s a toast wishing all of you a belated Happy Birthday, Canada!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Business in Second Life : Do's and Don’ts in Virtual Business - Orchids Zenovka Reporting…

Be it real life or Second Life, the trick behind success in business is having a business, and then, more business. The word “Business” has come to mean “enterprise” or “trade”. 

Second Life© (SL) is a great platform for a variety of business ventures. Like it may be portrayed by those that never explored what Second Life has to offer, it is not a simple MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role playing games), but a different kettle of fish because there is no goal to be obtained. It’s a “user-created” “virtual life”.

You can trade real estate, design clothing, jewelry and accessories, manage events, create avatar shapes and skins, photography, be a breedable pet manufacturer, a graphic artist, a scripter, own a club and so much more. What drives entrepreneurship in SL is that you can retain the copyright for your in-world creations. 
When you create amazing work and want to share it with other, you can with a bit of compensation for your efforts. All you need to have is an establishment where your work can be made available. People also have to know that you have a product that is worth their while.  Once you have your creations, establishment and marketing plan in place, your business in second life should takes off. 
The dream of “Making a Living Virtually” is very much possible with a little elbow grease and a few business tactics to get the word around. Take a look at a light-hearted yet honest round-up of 30(one for each day of your month) Do’s and Don’ts in the realm of business with emphasis on Second Life virtual business that will get you on your way to success.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Total Anarchy Across Second Life-Orchids Zenovka Reporting...

The word "Anarchy" comes from the ancient Greek anarchia, meaning "absence of a leader", "without rulers". There is anarchy now in second life and it comes in the form of  Total Anarchy with its *disclaimer*

Total Anarchy is not your mamma's discount room.  We here @ Total Anarchy can-not wait to create chaos across SL.  Total Anarchy is a discount room you've never seen before.  It is DEFINITELY not for the weak @ heart.  If you tend to get butt hurt this isn't for you.  We are direct, truthful and completely non-politically correct.   You have been WARNED!  We will be bringing you the darker side of SL.  Things for: Goth, Cyberpunk, Tank Girl, Comic, Punk, Werewolf, Vampire, Alternative, Metal, Rockstar, & Biker. Anything chaotic.”

The creations promise to be interesting and are a brainchild of a mix of Julya Lykin, who is the outgoing “tomboy, sexpot with a dash of gothic” and Pixy Snook who is the 'bubble Goth cosmo freak'. It is rare to find a combination like that so varied and yet “twin –like” as Julya says so herself. The website is worth checking out and created with a lot of innovative thought and dark humor. I had a chance to find out more before it opens including the Flickr contest and take a sneak-peek at the discount room with a difference. Take it with a pinch of humour and unleash your rebelliously humourous side because that’s what it takes to fit into “total anarchy”.

Come to the dark side. We have cookies …..

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

INTERNET LAWS: What is the UK Instragram Act? Can Laws like this Affect Other Social Media Images?- Orchids Zenovka Reporting…

Pandora’s Box   of sorts was opened by the United Kingdom in the form of the “Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act” receiving Royal Assent for consideration as a law. Andrew Orlowski, Executive Editor of the “Register”, a British technology news and opinion website, dubbed it as the “Instagram Act“, and entitled it with the phrase, “all your pics belong to everyone now”. 

The clause raising hackles is the “Orphan Works and Extended Collective Licensing Clause 77”, which basically allows granting of licenses for orphaned works allowing any act  with them that would otherwise be restricted by copyright and require the consent of the missing owner. The jury is out on the definition of orphaned work which the act describes as – content who’s “owner of copyright in it has not been found after a diligent search made in accordance with the regulations.”  The publisher can obtain a non–exclusive license in respect of a work if after a "diligent search" they can demonstrate to an independent body that the owner cannot be traced. A fee would then be payable which would be used to reimburse the owner if they later made a claim. But as they say, the devil is in the details. Let’s review the article of the now famous “Instagram Act” and its implications on social media including second life and a rethink whether this is a Shakespearean “Much Ado About Nothing” or is there true merit to the vociferous opposition.

A look at the Act

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

An Added Dimension to SL - Orchids Zenovka Reporting…

We all know the well-known quote   “The Only Constant In Life Is Change.”   - Heraclitus of Ephesus, and the same applies to Second Life, and we shouldn’t expect anything less.  As we approach the 10th Birthday of this virtual world of ours there are rumblings out there on the grid as to exciting changes that are afoot.  We are all weathering the mesh storm and eagerly await the mesh deformer which will make wearing mesh outfits so much easier and the next big thing is rumoured to be 3D ….