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Friday, June 3, 2022

SILK ROAD 2022 - HUNT & EVENT

 


Historical Hunts Ltd. presents the 12th Annual Silk Road Hunt & Event (4-26 June 2022).  Our theme this year is "Crossroads: Japan."  Therefore, when you arrive at the event, you will find yourself in a place much like Edo Period Japan!

The Hunt is grid-wide, which means hunters will hop store-to-store following landmarks inside each hunt item.  The Event is in Mieville Shelley, at a brand new mega-build created for high visibility and smooth traffic flow.

There are tons of free gifts and top-quality merchandise available.  Seventy merchants are participating, with a wide range of decor, clothing, jewelry, furniture, and full perm items for your shopping enjoyment.  For a full list of shops, please view our blog (https://historicalhunts.blogspot.com) and click "Participating!" at the top.  The list of merchants includes Sky Willow, Grendels, Fairey Angel Creations, Sanna - Science and Art, Texworks, Timeless Textures, Pixel Box, Kisetsu, ~Lantian/Flox~, Storybook Cats, Grasshopper St., and many more!

There is also great entertainment on-hand, including the very popular group: "Keeba's Tiny Maniacs!"  In addition, we offer traditional dancers, an Asian violinist, wandering storytellers, live DJs, haiku and fishing contests, an art show, and four big, costume-themed parties.

Lastly, there is a game at the Silk Road Event called the "Clicky Kitsune Quest."  Once visitors get the free HUD at the Arrival Area, they can wander and click randomly-appearing kitsune (foxes) for points.  These Clicky Kitsune are spread throughout the event, so visitors are encouraged to explore.  Points can be traded at any time for a wide range of gifts, available at participating merchants' Event booths.  The entire system is FREE, and past, similar games have proven highly popular.

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WHO WE ARE:  Historical Hunts, Ltd. has been organizing coordinated grid-wide hunts and events for over 15 years.  We appeal to a wide range of hunters and merchants, but especially to those with an interest in history and culture.  We are sponsored by the Mieville community, which currently celebrates 13 sims and 150+ residents.  Historical Hunts, Ltd. itself has nearly 3000 members at present.

    * Primary Contact: Wyvern Dryke (email: wyvern.dryke@gmail.com)

    * Hunt Contact: Ceirwynsinclair Heartsong

    * Organizer: Unalunaqat

    * Organizer: Mitraardwyad

    * Founder and Mayor: (currently on extended leave) Perryn Peterson

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WHEN: Both the grid-wide Hunt, and the Event in Mieville Shelley sim, run from the start of Saturday, 4 June through the end of Sunday, 26 June 2022.

(About the date: Because we open on the 33rd Anniversary of Tiananmen Square, we will hold a special ceremony to honor those who have been lost.  There will be a candle-lighting ceremony at the Arrival Area on Friday 3 June, 5pm SLT.  We will also keep a memorial candle burning throughout the month at the Shinto Shrine.)

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WHERE: The start and end locations of the Hunt, plus the location of the entire Event, are in Mieville Shelley sim:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Shelley/125/125/1508

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT "SILK ROAD 2022":

Historical Hunts Blog: https://historicalhunts.blogspot.com/

Events, Entertainment & Activities:

Join our SL Group:

Please copy/paste the following line into chat, press Return, and click the resultant link:

secondlife:///app/group/81bf7b80-057d-b3d1-f12a-e7e28014c7b4/about

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Chromati3 Grand Opening

 



Grand opening for Chromati3 colors are red black n silver. Smoke Lounge on Rooftop Saturday, June 4, starts at 10:00A SLT Cash Giveaways DJ Shank Chrome 10A - 12p 12 -1pm Rl Singer Taboo Reign (Sharif Tylman) 1:15 p til 1:30 Drake 1:30 til 1:45 H.E.R Other DJs to be announced

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/River%20Oaks/69/89/3012 Take the elevator to the 2nd floor

eekSpeak subject for Saturday 4th June at noon SLT: Should we answer the WOW! signal?

 



In 1977 a signal from space was detected, a signal that might have come from aliens.  It is now known as the WOW! Signal.  There are rumors that a second WOW! signal was received recently from the same area.  Should we answer it?

It might be dangerous to let aliens know we are here.  Perhaps we should hide.  On the other hand, they probably can detect our presence anyway and not answering could be considered rude.  And it would be amazing to contact aliens.

Will they come here?  Where will they land?  The White House lawn?  Montana?  The middle of the sea?  Are there protocols for ‘first contact’?

Join us at GeekSpeak on Saturday at noon SLT to discuss our plans for meeting aliens.  Because they are probably out there, somewhere.  Bring a star map.

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.

June 5th - Bart Hoorenbeek & Grace McDunnough LIVE at Terry's Sunday Showcase

 


Join us on Sunday, June 5th beginning at 2 pm SLT for Terry's Sunday Showcase, sponsored by the SL Enquirer!  This week's special guest is Bart Hoorenbeek!  

Performing his debut at Terry's this week, Bart has his own recording studio where he produces music both for himself and others . All tracks your will hear are remakes from the original artists. He plays the bass 5 string and Fender strat electric guitar , keyboards and works with a drum computer.

Bart has had nearly 40 years playing Bass/Lead guitar and keyboards,and performed RL as singer/lead/bass guitarist in a famous Pink Floyd Tribute band - after some time away and traveling the world he now returns live to SL.

Next up at 3 pm SLT, Terry's Sunday Showcase continues with a special LIVE performance from Grace McDunnough!

Some say Grace may have been the unlikely digital love child of Andy Warhol (without the soup) and Janis Joplin (without the drugs) - a hypnotic mix of subtle yet defiant artistic imagery blended with evocative, heart stopping musical highlights that permeates the veils of geography, culture and genre.  

On the digital landscape words, prims and melodies find themselves "Graceified" - twisted, reshaped and lovingly crafted into experiences that defy categorization.

While at any single moment, Grace may be a thinker, a bard, a singer/songwriter, a game author, a virtual worlds traveler or an experiential artist, it's the passionate blend of these that will leave your heart pounding, your soul laughing and your mind racing toward the possibilities of our new existence in virtual spaces.

Grace is the creator and producer of Musimmersion, founder of the Mill Pond Folk Festival, and a virtual world-touring singer-songwriter.  She has performed on stages large and small across the Second Life grid since 2006; she was the first live musician to perform in Metaplace and is a member of the groundbreaking live music tour called Rocking The Metaverse presented by Koinup - bringing live music into several virtual worlds including Second Life, Reaction Grid, Metaplace, Twinity, and Active Worlds - Europe.

Come support live music with friends, laughter, and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!!!

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Terry's Place, a hybrid live music venue and friendly neighborhood club where everyone knows your name! Now in its second year as well as home to some of the hottest DJ's and live performers/musicians on the grid, there's a little something for everyone at Terry's when you just need to get away from it all. Dance as we spin tunes for all walks of life, show off your talents at Open Mic every Friday, or enjoy a live concert out in the park at Terry's Sunday Showcase!  With events now happening four nights a week, be yourself and escape the chains of real-life with friends, great music and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!

PUBLIC LANDMARK:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystic%20River%20Cove/214/82/2501

VENUE SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terrysplacesl

Flickr- https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrysplace

Discord- https://discord.gg/WAP9RrtdcV

VENUE CONTACT:
Ninja (ninjaantwoord resident)

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Live Performer Websites:

Bart Hoorenbeek - https://www.facebook.com/bart.hoorenbeek.1

Grace McDunnough - https://grace.weebly.com/

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CHROMATI3 - NOT YOUR DADDY’S HIP HOP: JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC) REPORTING

 


One of the BEST things about being a reporter for the SL Enquirer is that I get to see lots of new builds, in many cases before they are open to the public, or in advance of their Grand Opening.  Such was the case this week, when I was asked to go check out what is arguably destined to become the HOTTEST club on the grid, with the “hip hopiest” tunes to be heard anywhere in SL’s 16-year history. Chromati3 is the brainchild of DJ Shank Chrome and the lovely and personable Ms Alize.  They graciously offered me a tour of this most dynamic club, and explained how they would present this latest and greatest offering to the SL Club scene during their upcoming Grand Opening Weekend, beginning Saturday, June 4, 2022.

When you first walk in, you will be offered a control system to help you take advantage of the items offered inside.  You need to accept this to move any farther inside.  Believe me.  You will be glad you did. You first enter on the second floor of this 3-floor marvel to the art and science of club-building.  From the bouncers at the doors, to the DJ Booth, to the Dance floor, to the private VIP booths surrounding the state-of-the-art dance floor -  you will be amazed at just how trendy a place they have built here.

We all sat down in comfortably apportioned overstuffed chairs just off the dance floor, as they shared their story with me.




Josh (Thomas1 Bellic) JB:  Soooo...tell us about “The CHROMATI3 Difference”   How is CHROMATI3  unlike any other Club anywhere on the SL Grid today?

Shank Chrome (SC):  Well, Chromati3 is one of the most realistic clubs on the grid today.  You can tell, just by the appearance. It has a total of EIGHT VIP sections alone! You name  it, we got it.  Chromati3 gives that special experience. Our club starts on the first floor with an entrance just like in real life.  You have to accept the experience and it allows you to actually walk through a real door and into the first two floors. To your left is the elevator you will take to the Smoke lounge on the rooftop,

JB:  With three stories available for guest entertainment, just what is your Maximum occupancy here?

Ms Alize (MA):  We can actually hold about 50-60 people Max. We had a Mother’s Day event and it was standing room only in the house.

SC: It is only on a Parcel on a community sim which has shopping stores around it in the sky. 


JB: Tell us about the special areas you have here?  VIP Seating?  Smoking Rooftop?

SC: Well, we wanted to give something more of what SL has been missing.  Again, it’s the small details people miss that make our club stand out from all the rest of the clubs out there.

JB: How did you initially develop an interest in DJing?

SC: I started when I was young. I initially started writing my own beats,  doing my own writing, feeling, and living certain things and it really just saved my life. 

JB: I know you play a wide variety of musical genres.  Do you have a favorite?  And how have your musical tastes changed over the years?

SC: It varies with me.  I like to mix it up.  I play music based on what I feel – hip hop,  rap,  reggae,  neo-soul – You name it, I’ll play it. I really don’t have a favorite genre. I love music period.



JB:  Describe for me the ideal guest you would like to see at Chromati3?

MA: We want to see growth which is actually happening faster than we thought. We also would like to see the positive impact it can offer to SecondLife. We know that SecondLife is growing and has a need for more clubs with activities and new hangouts for people. I don’t want to give away any secrets for what’s in store for the future but just know that we have some unique things lined up for the near future that we are very excited about and can’t wait to act on. So, join those groups and platforms or stop by to see what’s in store weekly. 

SC: We want to book live singers, with guest appearances from folks like Chris Brown, Pop Smoke, and Jay Z.  Those are just some of the names, but my list can go on and on.

JB: You have both been in SL for a number of years.  What is it that keeps you going?  What keeps you coming back night after night?  

MA: I have been here for over 7 years, for me, I think it’s the fact that this is a hobby for me. I work during the daytime hours and look forward to coming online every day as a result of meeting new people and looking forward to new ventures and what Sl has to offer. Most recently with the building of the club it has been the brainstorming with our team with what new things we can bring to Sl as an organization. Working as a team has been the most rewarding for me as a whole. We want to offer the grid so much more.

SC: I am motivated by pride. As well as the drive to keep moving forward. That is what keeps me going.


JB:  How might someone learn what, if any, special events are going on at CHROMATI3?

MA: Well, we have our social platforms they can use, our Facebook group Chromati3.  Then there is our Instagram page under the group name clubChromati3_sl.  Additionally, we have an inworld group that you have to ask to be invited to and also we have a weekly event board located near the entrance inside the club downstairs next to the DJ board. 

SC: I mostly do notices and whatever outreaches I may have at that point and time.

JB: Is there anything else you would care to share with our SL Enquirer Readers?

SC: Come check us out....lol. We are constantly brainstorming about what to bring next to the Sl grid. It’s a secret about what comes next with us but stay tuned to see more of what we will bring next.

Sooooo, there you have it, folks.  For the absolute BEST and Newest entry into the SL Club scene, you will have to check out Chromati3.  I  know you will be glad you did, and so will your friends once you share with them this new “discovery”

I’ll catch you on the smoker’s deck, enjoying a smoke and a brandy.

Be there.  Aloha!

Chromati3 - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/River%20Oaks/61/126/24



 

 


Monday, May 30, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAELYNN SCALETTA-COHEN FROM EVERLOVE MATERNITY!

 


A HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS TO JAELYNN SCALETTA-COHEN ON THE BIRTH OF HER BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER, MA'LAIA ROSE SCALETTA-COHEN II !!! 

LYDIA FAIRMOUNT delivered MA'LAIA on 5/29/2022 at   5:06pm, weighing 4 lbs  11 oz and   16  inches long. Jaelynn had an early delivery but a very smooth labor,  with her family by her side. Mom and daughter are happy, healthy and home resting.Everlove Maternity wishes them tons of love and happiness as they start life as a family!

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At Everlove Maternity Clinic we strive to enhance your pregnancy experience through personal care and making each and every one of our clients feel like family.  We specialize in Hands on Mommy,Tantra, & Mama Allpa births,and are now accepting new patients.

Contacts: Dr. Ghostie (ghostie.wildmist), Lydia, Midwife (lydiafairmount resident)

Public Landmark:


Social Media:


A SURPRISE EARLY DELIVERY FOR GHOSTIE & NINJA ANTWOORD AT EVERLOVE MATERNITY!



A BIG  CONGRATULATIONS TO GHOSTIE & NINJA ANTWOORD ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR BEAUTIFUL TWINS , JENSEN & JORDYN II !!! 

Lydia Fairmount, delivered the twins on 5/29/2022. Jordyn joined the world first at 8:06 pm  weighing 4 lbs 9 ounces and 18 inches. Jensen followed 10 minutes later at 8:16 pm, weighing 4 lbs  11 oz and 19 inches long. Ghostie went into an unexpected early labor, with Ninja by her side. Lydia coached mom and dad through the labor to a healthy delivery.  The twins returned home with their mom and dad to meet their brother Dean and are resting, happy, and healthy. Everlove Maternity wishes The Antwoords smiles, health and happiness! 

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At Everlove Maternity Clinic we strive to enhance your pregnancy experience through personal care and making each and every one of our clients feel like family.  We specialize in Hands on Mommy,Tantra, & Mama Allpa births,and are now accepting new patients.

Contacts: Dr. Ghostie (ghostie.wildmist), Lydia, Midwife (lydiafairmount resident)

Public Landmark:


Social Media:


Memorial Day Remembrance

 


Many celebrate Memorial Weekend with BBQs and family get-togethers. But Memorial Day is more than just the beginning of the long hot summer months to come. Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember those that have fallen while in our U.S Military Service. No matter who we are, we all have a family member or know of someone who has fallen while in service of the Armed forces. We at SL Enquirer would like to honor those and their family members giving them the opportunity to say a few words without any prejudice or filters. Here are some words of appreciation from residents of Second Life.



The gift of freedom is priceless. I can’t thank all the brave men and women who have served and have given their lives so that we can live free. Thank you.  -L.J.


Our Memorial Day - Such a great cost!

 

To the friends I've lost

to brothers paying the cost

to warriors who joined them

I didn't know but shared fire

At home everyone sang our hymn

We are one, we are in the gap

Rifle & Cap! Forever now!

 

Remember us! 

A G


Thank you to each and every veteran that has proudly served our country. Thank you to their families as well, it is never easy. Words cannot convey my appreciation for your dedication, service and sacrifice. You are all truly heroes!

 

--Ely Catronis

 

 

Memorial day gives everyone an opportunity to remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. As we gather together with family and friends to honor the heroes who have fallen, take a moment of silence to think about their duty, their obligation and their sacrifice. Say a prayer, if you wish to do so. 

Sending you all love and peace on Memorial Day and always. Thank you to all who have served and thank you to all who are currently serving our country.

- Addi.Ohare


To my brothers and sisters, you will always be remembered. The best way to honor you is how we live the life that you have died giving us. Thank you for all that sacrifice.
-OB

Feel free to share your thoughts and appreciation in the comment box below!

Sunday, May 29, 2022

RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL LAND BASED PARCELS FOR RENT

 

Are you looking for a parcel to rent and call home in Second Life? Want to live in a fun yet quiet community? Then come look at Synergy Island and the land we have for rent. Sunset and sunrise views are available. When you rent here you have full land rights on your parcel, access to our well-equipped game room, bowling alley, shops, and all of the fun events we have here on the island.

Synergy Island is restarted every morning, so lag is minimal. Pricing is on a monthly basis and very reasonable. The standard parcel size is 1245 prims so plenty for whatever you want to do. If you are interested contact Mark Kelly (markr356 resident) for a tour of the available land. Want to see Synergy Island? Attached is a landmark so you can explore the island first.

Parcels and pricing: East Middle parcel - 4080 sqm 1245 prims L$4500 per MONTH NE Corner parcel - 4096 sqm 1250 prims L$4500 per MONTH West inner parcel - 4096 sqm 1250 prims L$4500 per MONTH

UBER: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Synergy%20Island/175/144/25

Scotch & Soda Gallery presents Queen of Burlesque May 29th/ June 12th Encore


Join the SALACIOUS ladies of Queens of Burlesque for our glamorous VINTAGE BURLESQUE. The Ladies will transport you back in time to where burlesque started with feathers, fun, and a lot of sexiness. Follow the trend of burlesque, as we take you through the tunnel of time.

Raffle drawing following the show.

Thanks to our Sponsor Scotch and Soda Gallery for providing donations for our Raffle Drawings.  

Scotch and Soda Gallery is an Experiential NFT project that showcases established and emerging NFT artists in a mixed reality setting. It's the first virtual reality 3D experiential gallery in Second Life.  The gallery currently has three experiential installations open featuring Dark Pinkup, StarCards, and Ultra Rare. Please feel free to contact Scotch darkheart, for more information. 


Sponsored by 

Scotch and Soda Gallery

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beachwood/141/191/3000


EVENTS HAPPENING IN SECOND LIFE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

 




Memorial Day Weekend at VT&S May 28th-30th


What do we have going for the holiday weekend?  Come check out our gorgeous entertainers and the special trinkets and menus available for the holiday!


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coral%20Resort/25/128/1499






Frank’s Elite Joins in Commemorating Memorial Day on May 29th


Membership Not Required

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. - John F. Kennedy


We would like to invite you all to join us in remembering this special event as we honor our veterans who fought for our freedom through our uniquely prepared lineup of entertainment and more.

Uniform / 40s styled attire


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coral%20Resort/25/128/1499 






 Memorial Day Celebration at New York-New York May 29th, 5:30 pm SLT

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                    ♫♪"MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION"♫♪

              

                 DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM SLT

              

          🎧 DJ JAFFEE GAFFER 🎧 


     WhEn:  ❁ SUNDAY MAY 29TH ❁ 

     WhErE: ♥ LIBERTY AIRPORT ♥

     MuSiC: ♫♪ "MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION"♫♪ 

     AtTiRe: ★ UNIFORM-CASUAL ★

     HoStEsS: ۞ TYGER ۞  


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elite%20Dreams/63/37/2999 





Memorial Day at Rockin Robin @ Purelife Lodge  May 30th at 12:00 pm SLT


On Memorial Day we will be dancing in our Veterans Memorial Park created by Jackson, Isabella, and Ev. Join us and be sure to take a walk through the park to view the displays for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard. In lieu of venue tips, we will be accepting donations to Homes for Our Troops this weekend.


At 6 pm SLT, DJ PureLife will present Rockin' Robin's official MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE. Please join us as we honor and remember those who fought and died while serving in the armed forces of the United States and allied nations. Those who served are invited to wear their uniforms or you can wear something patriotic (red, white, blue) on Monday.


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockin%20Robin/183/120/3703




Memorial Day @ Club Carnage  May 30th, 6:00 pm SLT


From 6-8. Come help us thank those that fight for us to be free. We remember those that have served and given their lives in our military today. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Come honor them and celebrate our freedom for which they fought. Wear any uniform of the armed services or carry a flag!

No one EVER HAS to dress for events here. A lot of people come to hear the awesome music and socialize.


FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ClubCarnageSL 


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Young/194/212/36 



Saturday, May 28, 2022

Spotlight on Μαє ℜ'Łуєђ Aηatίηє (averymae.amore) Live Singer and Flutist- SLE Reporting…

 





Always Unique, Totally Intelligent, and Sometimes Mysterious Mae is an autistic live performer with a passion for playing her flute. She has been performing as a flutist for over 20 years along with 8 years of experience in a marching band and two years of private lessons. Mae started with music when she was very young with her first instrument being her voice at around 18 months but an official instrument around the age of 3. Mae lost many people in her life and went into a severe depression.  music was her family's last resort in helping her through those hard times. At age 11, Mae was enrolled in a band and her talent took off like lightning she ended up being the first person to have two stars for flute tryouts, the first person to put her flute together, and the first person to learn all 12 scales and the minor scales. To this day, Mae has learned over 13 instruments and absolutely loves them all. In Second Life, not only does she perform but she is also involved in many charities. The SL Enquirer met up with Mae to learn more about her and what she does.






Interview with  Μαє ℜ'Łуєђ Aηatίηє (averymae.amore)



SLE: Hi Mae, it is a pleasure to meet you. Congratulations on winning the raffle at Freedom Rock’s Wild Wild West Event! Where are you from and how did you discover Second Life?


Mae: Hi Lanai, it's a pleasure to meet you as well. I am from South Georgia in the United States. I was actually in college when I found Second Life back in 2009 originally. I was honestly surfing the internet looking for something to do with my free time and found Second Life. I immediately fell in love and I have logged in every day since 2009.


SLE: A lot of people found Second life, like that, we are sure glad you did. So tell us it is rare to meet a flutist these days. Can you give our readers a little background about you, your music background, and your experience? 


Mae: I suppose it is a rare thing here in Second Life, far as I know I am probably the only one in Second Life who does live flute music. I have been playing flute for now twenty years and it honestly was a good thing that my parents put me in the band to learn to play because I had a very rough childhood, so music was something that saved me from self-destruction. However, I have been singing since I was a baby around eighteen months to my lullaby, if I wasn't asleep I would start humming it, so they knew music would play a big role in my life and they didn't realize how much it would until later. With flute, we had to try out at school and no stars meant a different instrument, one star meant you were okay but possibly another instrument would be better, and two stars meant you were perfect for the instrument and my tryout was two stars, so I was told to buy a flute. I was the first person to put my flute together, take my plugs out, and learn all twelve scales and all minor scales. I was labeled as a prodigy essentially. My first flute was a student flute which I played through high school, my current flute is a professional-level jazz flute that I got in college and played through college which is also the flute I play here in Second Life.




SLE: Glad that playing music was helpful to you as a child and further helped you develop into the talented person you are. Also, didn’t know there were different kinds of flutes, but I guess it makes sense now. How would you describe your range and style of music?


Mae: I honestly don't know. I would probably have to say eclectic. I love to play with things that speak to me. My song list ranges from classical to jazz to oldies, to today's hits. So, honestly, I'm very versatile with my music.


SLE: Well your love for music is all over the place. That is great showing love for many different genres, it gives you the openness to play many different songs. For many people, music is more than entertainment. It speaks to our souls differently. It is not only something to do for fun but it is also a therapy. It can trigger memories, evoke emotions and help us through difficult times in our lives. How has music impacted your life?


Mae: When I was first growing up, I had many life events happen. There were a few big ones that had sent me into a spiral. One of them was my grandpa dying in front of my eyes because of a massive heart attack at the tender age of six. He was not the only death we had that year. We had five others which were all two weeks apart. I went into a severe depression, I was voided from life. I didn't respond to people around me, I wouldn't talk to anyone except my teacher in school, my mom, and my speech therapist. As time progressed, I still stayed quiet and more things happened to me. I was being bullied in school because I was "different", we hadn't known of my autism at this time. I was out of control by the time I got introduced to the band in sixth grade which did a three-sixty on my life.



SLE: So sorry for your loss especially multiple ones like that. But it is always nice to see a silver lining from a tragedy like that, you found your place in the music life that you were meant to be in. So tell our readers, we found out that you are not only are you an SL performer but you are very involved in charities, can share your accolades with our readers about some of the charities you are involved in?


Mae: My biggest charity that I have been involved in is Relay for Life, which I have been with them since 2009. I have been on tech support, castle builder, top DJ competition, and captain of my own team. Currently, I still serve as the Survivor and Caregiver Honor Lap Coordinator since 2019, working with Camping for a Cure, for now, two years, I am their Host Manager, Cooking for a Cure featuring DFS, and a blogger for them. I am also the blogger manager for Out Shop Cancer which falls in October. I've also done Christmas Expo as a designer. Besides Relay, I have done Pride Festival as a blogger, One Billion Rising as a shirt creator for this past year, Toys for Tots as a creator, Rare Disease Day as a supporter, Homes for Our Troops as a supporter, and recently, Feed a Smile where I raised 40 meals while playing my flute.


SLE: Well you do have a few hidden talents, from music, to building, to designing. That is great to know that you are able to help in so many ways. Being a flutist do you find that you have a certain kind of fan base or do you find that by introducing yourself to the SL residents you are gaining more because your instrument is not the “norm” played in SL?



Mae: Honestly, I've just started recently sharing my talent the past month with Second Life. I honestly have found that there are many people who are interested because my instrument is not normal but also it does appeal to certain fan bases as well.


SLE: Well I am glad we met so early in your career here in Second Life, hopefully, this interview will bring more eyes and ears to your talents. Aside from the flute what other instruments do you like to use while performing in Second Life?


Mae: Currently, I only perform with the flute but I also have my glass flute, Chinese flute, pan flute, and recorder that I can use but I haven't introduced those quite yet. However, I am trying to build up enough courage to sing.


SLE:  You mentioned you have autism, often time it can be hard to make connections with others due to difficulties in communication, How has performing in Second Life helped you? Explaining Autism from your perspective will be very insightful for our readers and allow them to see this disorder through your eyes.


Mae: Explaining this to someone who doesn't understand Autism is quite challenging because if you meet one person with Autism, you've only met one person because the spectrum is so wide-ranged. A good way to explain this is a friend with positive and negative benefits. The negative is having anxiety about approaching a venue owner to play at their venue or just talking to someone about managing me because of my lack of understanding of the fact I take so long to process things or I don't correct someone just because they said something to me that was wrong because I fear of the lash back or being anxious about being accepted. The positive is I get to do what I enjoy, I get to meet new people which I yearn to do even as an Autistic person, and I get to share with others that Autism doesn't limit people on what they can and can't do.


SLE: Thank you for helping me and many others to understand just a little bit about how Autism affects you and others. Second Life does a lot of charities for many different reasons. Autism for one, have you included yourself in any of the charity events, or is that something you keep personal?


Mae: Far as an Autism charity, I have not found one that I would like to participate, in yet. I don't quite know which ones are still on the grid for them but far as Relay, I'm heavily involved in them. Also, Feed a Smile, One Billion Rise, Out Shop Cancer, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (Strides), the Christmas Expo, and Toys for Tots.


SLE: So nice to hear your involvement in charities, it does say a lot for you as a person. Do you have a calendar listing your performances? If so, what is the link?


Mae: Yes! This is the link: Live Performances (google.com)


SLE: How can venues book you?


Mae: I'm currently looking for a management, however, that is a very slow process for me. So, currently, they can contact me directly, AveryMae Amore, OR my sister, Yvanna Schuster.




SLE: Thank you for sharing your story, and talent with us as well as your charitable service in the Second Life community.  Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?


Mae: Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am excited to hear people's feedback on my story and what I have done here in Second Life.



Additional Information


SLURL (My Profile): secondlife:///app/agent/a09dbc7e-e73b-4fc8-a274-f42a121f5393/about

Group: secondlife:///app/group/ae59dcf2-bc9f-4050-8615-150865b05320/about

Calendar: Live Performances (google.com)

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MysteriouslyMae/ OR Mae Anatine | Facebook

 

Instagram: Mae Anatine (@averymaeamore) • Instagram photos and videos

 

Listen Here: https://audius.co/maeanatine


Booking Contact: AveryMae Amore OR Yvanna Schuster

 

~May Anatine~

⚜  Live Performer

⚜ RFL 2019-2022 - Survivor Lap Coordinator


 
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